Annual Convention & Show: ICES Convention – At the annual ICES Convention, you will be able to see and experience beautiful displays of sugar art produced by members from all around the world, a variety of demonstrations on techniques and methods, both innovative and tried-and-true at beginner through advanced levels, the very latest in cake decorating products, tools, and supplies from vendors from around the globe, the opportunity to meet and talk with authors of books about cake decorating and confectionery arts, and so much more!
Member Benefits: Hank and Betty Jo Steinman Award – In August 2011, in order to honor our founder and the Caring and Sharing spirit underlying our organization, the ICES Board of Directors created the “Hank and Betty Jo Steinman Award” to give back to our members and assist some in taking advantage of our largest annual event. These annual gifts are awarded at convention and are based on 10% of the proceeds of the previous Convention and Show, in the amount of $1000 each, with a minimum of one annual award. Awards are open to all members in good standing on of April 1st of each year. These awards are to be used to offset expenses for the next year’s Convention and Show, including member rate registration fees, demonstration fees, Hand-On class fees, meals and housing costs and travel expenses. This is the first year that the awards have been given. The Board of Directors is proud of the 2011 Charlotte Convention and Show as their proceeds allowed ICES to present eleven awards. Congratulations to all this years’ recipients.
Member Benefits Program: ICES members receive great discounts from Vendors through our Member Benefits Program. These discounts can be found in our Member Login feature.
Local Sharing Events: Events – Local Representatives are elected or appointed each year to help spread the art of cake decorating around the world. Throughout the year, these Representatives conduct meetings, get-togethers and Days of Sharing for their members. At these events you will meet other decorators from your area, see demonstrations and often participate in contests and other hands-on activities.
Monthly Newsletters: ICES Newsletter – You will receive the ICES Newsletter eleven times a year (we don’t publish in September). The Newsletter is designed to keep you informed about cake shows, classes, ICES events, and cake decorating techniques. The Newsletter features color photos of cakes that were displayed at the most recent annual convention. All ICES members are encouraged to share recipes, hints, articles, patterns and photos for use in the Newsletter. Local newsletters are also published by ICES Representatives. These newsletters will keep you up-to-date on people and events in your area.
Online Member Spotlight: YOU submit the photos. YOU write the articles. See your artwork posted on the ICES web site! We feature both US members and International members. Send to Internet Chairman.
Networking: At all ICES events you will have the opportunity to spend time with other men, women, and children who share your love of cake decorating and the confectionery arts. Our members run the gamut from beginner to professional level, from homemakers who occasionally bake cakes for their families to bakery professionals and accredited sugar artists.
Contact: Membership Coordinator