The International Cake Exploration Societé – ICES, is an organization for anyone interested in cake decorating and the confectionery arts. Our motto is Icing, Caring, Everyone Sharing. Our goal is to promote sugar art by sharing the opportunities of our organization with others that seek to learn and develop their own skills. ICES is comprised of sugar artists, cake decorators and vendors.
ICES sugar art masterpieces can be as small as one exquisite gum paste rose or as large as the beautiful towering sugar sculptures you’ve seen on televised competitions. Whether you’d like to learn more about the sugar art craft, or if you’ve been teaching cake decorating for years, ICES has a place just for you. Our members include all ages and levels of experience from beginners to professionals. There are over 800 ICES members in 57 countries around the world.
The annual ICES Cake Expo includes a spectacular display of sugar art. The recent Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas featured approximately 300 or more displays. The latest techniques in cake decorating, chocolate, candy, gum paste, rolled fondant and other forms of sugar art are displayed and demonstrated at the show. International, US vendors and authors come to display and make available innovative, exciting tools, books, and related products. We hope you will be able to attend an upcoming convention.
Local area groups offer opportunities to meet and network with other decorators. They sponsor local events, hands-on seminars, displays, and other events to promote sugar art.
The Days of Sharing are open to members and guests. Representatives send newsletters with local information and news for their areas.
ICES also promotes learning by annually awarding sugar art scholarships to deserving persons. You may apply for a scholarship to further your education in the sugar arts.
ICES members stay informed with 11 issues of the ICES Digital Newsletters a year, a robust, full color magazine. Each issue features recipes, cake photographs, helpful instructions, book reviews, class and local show schedules and organization news.
Explore our website to learn more about ICES. The site also offers pages of information about our group and a secure opportunity to join ICES online.
I am excited about the opportunities you will have as an ICES member to learn and develop your skills and to express your creativity. If I can assist you further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you would like to join online, here is the link: https://ices.org/membership/.
If you prefer to fax a credit card number, fax to (877) 261-8560. If you would prefer to mail a check or money order, payable in US funds, you can mail it to the address below – please make the check payable to ICES.
ICES Membership Coordinator
2502 Esther Ave
Pasadena TX 77502-3239