ICES Convention - Grapevine, Texas 2006
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ICES Convention - Grapevine, Texas 2006

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ICES Cake Convention - Grapevine, TX 2006

Here are some pictures I took from the 2006 ICES convention in Grapevine, Texas at the Gaylord Texas Hotel.

Darren & Kerry Vincent

Kerry Vincent is the author of "Romantic Wedding Cakes" (which she autographed for me).  Vincent served as the International Publicity Director for the 1999 and 2000 International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES) Conventions. Vincent is a charter member of The Pastry Alliance, co-founded the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show in 1993 and founded a special national wedding cake competition. Vincent is also an active fundraiser for charitable causes.

Debbie, Sheryl, & Joyce

This picture was taken at the hotel one evening after a huge dinner at a local steakhouse.  Sheryl is not only a good friend of ours, but she was also our Wilton instructor in Jackson, TN.  Debbie and Joyce are our new "cake buddies" that we met through Sheryl.  They all reside in Texas.

Darren & Lisa

This was taken in our hotel room one morning on our way to the ICES convention.  We had our badges, and we were ready to go.

Cake from Buttercream Flowers Demo - Jude Nwabuoku

This cake was done by Jude Nwabuoku in an italian style buttercream.  He demonstrated several beautiful buttercream flowers.

Tiffany Box Petit Fours Demo - Kathy Scott from Sweet Expressions

Kathy Scott did an amazing demo on these petit fours made from chocolate with fondant mold accents on the top.

Modeling Chocolate Demo - Bronwen Weber

Bronwen Weber demonstrated how to make modeling chocolate and use it to make chocolate roses and this great bear cake. 

She has won numerous awards for her work, including ACF gold, several best of divisions and best of show in competitions throughout the country. This year, with her Indian Sari design, she took the grand prize at the largest wedding cake competition in the country. She has successfully competed three times in the Food Network’s Challenge series winning two silvers and a gold medal, and has done four other Food Network specials to date. She has been a frequent contributor of articles for American Cake Decorating Magazine. Her cakes have been featured in Mailbox News, Here Comes the Cake, Bride’s Magazine, Texas Weddings, and England’s Cakecraft Magazine. Bride’s magazine has deemed Bronwen among the top fifty cake makers in the USA.

Cute & Fun Fondant Figures Demo - Humaira Shah

Humaira Shah demonstrated how to make this Modeled Baby in a Walker.       


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