Welcome! We are the North Carolina Chapter of ICES, the International Cake Explorations Societe. ICES is an international non-profit organization whose members work together to promote cake decorating and to share our love of the confectionery arts with others throughout the United States and the world. Our members include culinary students, hobbyists, professional chefs, bakers, artists and others interested in the sugar arts.
We meet 4 times a year in the Charlotte and Triangle areas of North Carolina. These are called Days of Sharing. At the meetings, our members and guests share their talents with hands-on demonstrations, displays, show and tell, as well as lots of sharing of ideas, recipes and how-tos. We discuss and present all aspects of cake decorating–from beginner to advanced levels, including pulled and blown sugar, figure modeling, chocolate, gumpaste flower making and fondant work. In addition, our group sponsors occasional classes taught by nationally-known sugar artists. We have hosted several successful cake shows throughout North Carolina.
These web pages contain information about our upcoming events, classes, membership information and a gallery of pictures from our members. Please enjoy our site and check back often. We update our site frequently to include our meeting plans, dates and times.
We hope you will be inspired to join us at our next Day of Sharing. We welcome everyone with an interest in the sugar arts!