This summer the ICES Convention is being held in San Diego! For those of you not familiar with it, the International Cake Exploration Societe is an organization of over 4000 cake decorators, sugar artists and vendors from around the world!
I became a member earlier this year to have the opportunity meet and learn from other decorators and artists, and to plug into the ever-increasing network of people who love to do the same things I love to do. I also decided that I would attend the convention this year because it is so close to home. Many of my colleagues and cake friends are traveling to participate in the convention as well, and I am really looking forward to seeing everyone.
In addition to the many demonstrations offered and the vendor shopping, the convention boasts a room to display the work of the attendees. Anyone can bring a sample of their work....it's not a competition, but an opportunity for folks to share their craft. And because the logistics are very much in my favor this year (no long and precarious trip in a car or plane)...I have registered to bring a cake to add to the display!
I thought I might post a few photos along the way...I'm feeling pretty organized at this posting, and hopefully the process will continue to move forward smoothly. Enjoy the photos and let me know what you think as the cake takes shape! I'd give you a look at my final sketch, but that would spoil the surprise...
Filler flowers, freesia buds and hydrangea centers:
Leaves and more leaves:
White ranunculus flowers ready for final dusting:
Thanks for stopping by...and stay tuned for more photos!
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