The International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES), an organization comprised of over 4500 sugar artists, cake decorators and vendors from all over the world. Our 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.

The Virginia Chapter spreads SHARING and CARING of cake decorating through meetings, social events, cake shows and "Days of Sharing", throughout the year.

 Letter from the Rep.

Hope everyone had a great time over the holiday season.  I was working to have our VICES Day of Sharing before  ICES Midyear, but alas, its not going to Happen.  Our next DOS will be on March 12th.  Location : Parkfairfax Condominium Unit Owners Association 3360 Gunston Rd, Alexandria VA 22302..  


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Come and join us for the Virginia ICES Day of Sharing at Parkfairfax Condominium, Unit Owners Association, 3360 Gunston Rd, Alexandria, VA 22302. We have Patricia Martyres demoing Pressed Sugar Vase Topper, Zane Beg showing us how to make an adorable Honey Bunny Cake Topper and Norman R. Davis instructing us to make a Re-usable Insulated Delivery Box that we all can use. Please don't forget Norm will be have an after DOS meeting class on "SugarVeil 2-Tier with Roses". Please see flyer for details.



I will be representing all of you at ICES Midyear.  Please take the time and let me know changes, ideas or anything you wish me to voice on your behalf.   Please see Details on page 8 of our Newsletter.


March 1, 2017 : The Certification Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Certification Testing, in Spokane WA, throughout the month of February 2017. The ICES Certification Program, was created with the intention to not only certify sugar artists but to keep many different old and new techniques alive. The first Certification Test was held on July 15, 2008 in Orlando, FL and has been held every year since. To date there are ten Certified Sugar Artists (CSA) and thirty-two Certified Master Sugar Artists (CMSA). For more information, and the 2017 Candidate’s Guide or to apply please go to
All applications are due by March 1, 2017.


The National Capital Area Cake Show is April 1sr-2nd.  We currently are running a discount on classes until March 4th.   This discount is to encourage you to sign up for classes now.  Our amazing teachers will be determining if they will teach at our show based on the minimum number of students at that time.  Waiting to right before the show, or signing up at our show for classes, you will pay a higher price for the same class.  Even worse your class could be cancelled.  

 —Jim Bender

Your ICES Representative



 Check out our Events & Calendar pages for more details!

Upcoming VICES DOS


 March 12th. 2017

Parkfairfax Condominium Unit Owners Association

3360 Gunston Rd, Alexandria VA 22302