The International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES) has announced that registration is now open for its 42nd annual convention, to be held at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Washington from August 3rd to August 6th, 2017.

The ICES was founded in 1976 as an organization dedicated to educating cake decorators and sugar artists with the mission to “preserve, advance and encourage exploration of the sugar arts.”

The annual convention attracts sugar artists from all over the world, who will experience a variety of learning opportunities and cake and sugar showcases. The convention will offer hands-on classes and demonstrations by experts and celebrities in the field.

Also at this year’s convention will be a Live Cake Challenge. Three teams will compete for prizes and bragging rights by designing cakes to fit the theme “Spokane Riverfront Park.” Applications to compete in the challenge will be accepted through April 29th.

The convention’s Sugar Art Gallery will display sugar artistry from around the world. Sugar artists of all levels will bring cakes and other pieces for visitors to view.

Additionally, the Vendor Hall will feature booths from a wide variety of sugar art suppliers who will provide free demonstrations, many by renowned cake decorators. New product debuts at the convention are a highlight for many cake decorators.

For more information on the event and to register, click here.