Monday, August 23, 2010
What an awesome experience! This was my first time attending an ICES (International Cake Exploration Societé) convention, but they have been doing this convention for 35 years now. Once a year ICES holds a convention and sugar artists from all over the world come together to share techniques and learn from one another. Most bring display pieces to exhibit. This years convention was held in San Diego, CA.
International Cake Exploration Societe is an organization of sugar artists/cake decorators, 4000+ strong, featuring the best vendors and sugar artists from around the world. The goal of ICES is to promote, encourage, and teach/learn the artistry of sugar. Needless to say, I learned a lot, and met a lot of amazingly talented and inspiring people. People who were so supportive and willing to share any and all information to help others. The society's mission statement is sharing and caring, after all.
I brought down a cake for the cake show. Let me tell you- that was a challenge! I wasn't expecting the cake to make the journey from Vancouver B.C. to sunny San Diego. One of the masks for the cake broke while I was packing my bag! Surprisingly it made it down with only a few scratches and small dents. Too bad the cake didn't make it back home.
There were so many amazing cakes - here are just a few of my favourites:
Monday, August 9, 2010
Le Gateau will be closed August 10 -16. Im heading down to the ICES Convention in San Diego to learn all the latest and greatest in the world of cake decorating. During this time any inquiries can be sent to Tanya@LeGateauBakeshop.com and i'll respond as soon as possible. Thanks!