Jan joined ICES in 1993. Her mother and grandmother had decorated cakes. She just decorated cakes for friends and family. She retired from the Air Force and attended The French Pastry School. She worked at the Broadmoor Resort and Hotel.
She has taught classes for Wilton and other cake shops around the world.
The International Cake Exploration Societe (ICES) was founded in 1976. It is now the largest cake decorating club in the world with approximately 4,000 members. There is an annual convention to display beautiful sugar art. A variety of demonstrations on techniques and methods, both innovative and tried-and-true at beginner through advanced levels are offered. The convention has the very latest in cake decorating products, tools, and supplies from international vendors. There is an opportunity to meet and talk with vendors, professional sugar artists, and authors of books about the confectionery arts.
CO ICES began as the Mile High Cake Club in the mid-1960s and became a chapter of ICES in 1977. Our Colorado chapter meets on a quarterly basis. We have "Days of Sharing" three or four times a year. At these events the members meet other decorators, see demonstrations, participate in cake contests and do other hands-on sugar confection activities.
Our sugar art show, Sweet Times in the Rockies, is held annually in conjunction with the Colorado Garden and Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center.
We are always looking for new members who share our passion for cake decorating and sugar art. Our "Days of Sharing" are open to anyone, member of ICES or not.
We are pleased to announce the reprinting of our very popular cookbook, Masterpieces from our Kitchen! Cookbooks are available for $8, plus $4.95 shipping and handling or at any CO/WY ICES event.