Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My first ICES convention

I am leaving one big city (New York) for another (Chicago) this week to attend my very first ICES
(International Cake Exploration Societé) convention. ICES is probably the largest member based cake organization in the world. I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get to the annual convention. I am going just to check things out and to see the lay of the land. Maybe next year I will be able to take some hands-on classes or even demo myself. I plan to see lots of cake friends and students from all over the world so it should be really exciting. There is also a big vendor hall so I hope not to overdo the buying. I’m not sure if I am allowed to take photos but if I can I will report back with what I see.

Since we are talking about cities I thought I should post about one of our more recent cakes we did with a NYC theme. It is for one of my all time favorite clients. I’ve done many events in her family including other family birthdays as well as her sister-in-law's Bridal Shower cake and wedding cake. I feel so fortunate to have been a part of so many special events in their family.

In fact it was that wedding cake for her brother and sister-in-law, that needed to be delivered in Pennsylvania that almost sent my now husband running. I think we were only dating a month or two when we took that journey. Poor thing did not know how stressful (and COLD!) it could be to deliver a five-tiered wedding cake. Yep, my poor hubby got a taste of what was to come....four years later he still HATES to be associated with ANY part of a delivery. I can’t say I love it myself!

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Janell said...

Ha ha! It's nice to know that even you still stress about delivering tiered cakes. :)That's my least favorite part. You never know if the last three days of work could end up splattered in the back of the van.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to go to that convention so bad! And I know how it is to put the hubby through the stress of delivery. He vows to never help again. I don't blame him.

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