Do you live in or near Lexington, Kentucky? If so, you might want to make plans to attend the 38th annual International Cake Exploration Societe convention and show August 8-11, 2013. According to the ICES site, this will be "the largest and most exciting sugar arts exposition in North America this year and it is all under one roof!" The theme of this year's convention is "Horse Around in the Bluegrass."
The show will feature demonstrations, hands-on classes, and a vendors' showcase. Pillsbury will host a hospitality room, and there will be a "Sugar Art Stable" where competitors will present their masterpieces. There will be a cake challenge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, a social hour, and an awards ball.
It appears there are a lot of events that center around ICES members. But I imagine you could still pick up some tips and enjoy the show whether you're a sugar artist or not. If you go, please let the rest of us Fatal Foodies know how you liked it!