Welcome to our Wonderland!!

We are the International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES), and for more than 40 years, we’ve brought together sugar artists from the US and around the world to teach, to learn, to display, to admire and to share a passion for all forms of cake decoration and sweet, edible artistry. If you love the sugar arts as much as WE do, we invite you to join us for our 43rd Annual ICES Convention and Show, July 26 – 29, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

This year’s show theme is “ICES In Wonderland”. Our Sugar Art Gallery will feature edible showpieces ranging from simply whimsical to extremely outrageous! You’ll have the opportunity to take classes and watch demos by many of the most respected instructors in this field. And, our Vendor Hall will once again offer products from some of your favorite companies and brands, while introducing you to your new “must haves”.

How do you get in on all this fun? Continue to visit the pages of our site to see updates and new surprises in the coming weeks. The tabs above will be your keys to unlocking all the secrets our Wonderland has to offer.  And, when the time is right, (on-line registration begins on April 1, 2018 at 11:00a.m. EST), make sure you come to see us here to register for the main event – The ICES 2018 Ohio Convention and Show! Registration, hotel, tours, events, activities and all of the classes and demonstrations that your heart could desire, will be just a click away.

As you make your plans, consider adding a few days to your visit. Cincinnati – the “Queen City” – is nestled on the north bank of the Ohio River, and actually borders three states. It’s known as the urban heart of the region, and it will be hopping like a white rabbit when you arrive. There are lots of things to do and see while you’re here, with many family-friendly venues and attractions for you to enjoy.

So, go ahead and start exploring this place where you’ve landed. As you count down the days until the doors of our Wonderland open, we hope you’ll continue to visit. Remember, we said those tabs above will be your keys to unlocking all our secrets. Once you unlock all the secrets, those doors will open and the inhabitants of our sugary Wonderland will stand ready to welcome you in.

Hey! We can hardly wait to introduce you to the Queen (and the Hatter of Batter and the Cheshire Cake, and….).

Oh, one last thing. Remember, we’re all SWEET here…!


Shari & Karen, Show Directors
ICES 2018 Ohio Convention and Show