Archive for the ‘Design Inspiration’ Category

ICES ’09 is coming to Illinois. The International Cake Exploration Societe has scheduled their 34th convention for July 30th – August 2, 2009 in St. Charles, Illinois.

There will be demonstrations, cake book authors, vendors for cake supplies, displays of member creations and a few field trips. There will be off site tours to Wilton Industries, The French Pastry School, and three local Chicago bakeries. Wonder if one of them is featured on the Amazing Wedding Cakes show?

Have you attended an ICES convention before? Want to share some photos here?

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Some of the most difficult cake decorating challenges can be solved by some of the great “printables” sites that are available to all, free of charge. Whether you are in need of a creative spark to help you pull together a professional or family celebration, these sites can offer the inspiration you need to link the theme, invitations, design, and set up. Sometimes we just need that creative boost. One such site is Kaboose. They have information for holidays, birthdays, and all the days in between that deserve to be celebrated.

In need of some birthday guidance? From the invitations to the cake design, you can’t go wrong when incorporating birthday printables into your research.

We’ve often been in a position where we needed a physical representation of an item or an odd-shaped box. Mirkwood Designs is a wonderful resource for templates for boxes, cards,¬†baskets and envelopes. ¬†

While these sites may not be a traditional method for inspiration, they are bound to spark a new interest or design that you can turn into beautiful edible art.

Have any sites to share? As this site matures we hope to provide a comprehensive list of sites that are helpful and inspirational.

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