How are you getting through these cold, snowy days? Are you baking? Reading? Baking and reading? Maybe you could use some hot coffee and warm conversation. If you’re a cake decorator, or merely someone interested in the craft, you might want to check out a cake decorating event. For example, if you live in or near Rockland, MA, you might want to attend the MassICES Winter Classes and Day of Sharing. If you live near Hartford, Connecticut, you might want to check out the Connecticut Cake Competition and Live Cake Challenge on February 26 and 27, 2011. Also on February 26 and 27 in Austin is the Caked Crusaders: That Takes the Cake! Sugar Art Show and Cake Competition.
ICES is an organization where cake decorating enthusiasts can meet, communicate, educate and learn. The group has a newsletter, and you can view archived articles online.
Regular domestic dues for ICES is $60 per year, and international dues are $75. The site features a list of confectionary artists, upcoming events, classes, and recipes.