Saturday, March 16, 2013

ICES Utah Chapter Day of Sharing!!

Last week, on March 9th, 2013, we had a wonderful Day of Sharing at Baker's C & C! We had a great turn out and saw some amazing demos! Here's just a taste of what we did that day. 

Our state representative, Lily Mathews, of Cakes by Lily started us off with a great demo on the uses of gelatin. 
She blew up some small water balloons (many of which did not want to cooperate and blew up! Yikes!) and then coated them in gelatin mixed with a luster shine. After showing us how to make these gelatin bubbles, she showed us how to use gelatin to make beautiful and delicate gelatin leaves and butterflies. 
Next up, we have Kathy Graham of Ascot Royale Chocolate Company showing us some great chocolate dipping techniques. As you can see, she brought a lot of goodies to show and even brought some delicious goodies for us to eat. YUM!
Here's a shot of everyone listening intently to Kathy as she shows us how to heat chocolate in the microwave and keep it warm so that you can dip all sorts of goodies such as cookies (as seen in the pictures below) and Kathy's speciality, TOFFEE! YUM!

At this Day of Sharing, we were so happy that Robin & Ashley of Carsey Cakes volunteered to not only do a demo but also hands on instruction as well! You can see from these pictures that there was a lot going on! The ladies covered advanced cake techniques like isomalt and sugar work in addition to fondant decorations. Great job, ladies!

 Last up, we had Maureen do a demo on cake construction. You can see here that she prepared an actual 3-tiered cake! Now that's dedication! Thank you, Maureen!

At this Day of Sharing, we wanted to display some of the work of our members. Lily provided a beautiful blue cake with a swan and gelatin butterfly. Doree Tateoka of Ladybug Cakes brought this adorable display of little puppies. So cute! Next, Laurlee Morrison of Cakes de Fleur brought two gold-themed cakes to the table. The first is all buttercream with edible gold flakes and the second is gold with royal icing lace on the top and bottom tiers with 2 beautiful sugar flowers in the middle tier. Robin & Ashley of Carsey Cakes brought this whimsical pixie fairy and mushroom cake with all edible decorations. Jennifer Hill (me :) of Salt Cake City brought a princess themed cake which isn't pictured here.

Not only can you learn great thing from our Day of Sharing but you get free things as well! Here's a shot of all the goodies we had for giveaways. Cutters, cups, carrying case, magazines, books, and sugar sheets are just some of the great gifts we had for our attendees.
 Aislinn Barnes of Ozzies Cakes Design even won a year's subscription to the ICES magazine and newsletter. Congratulations!!

 At this year's meeting, we also did a potluck so that not only could our members show off our caking skills but also our cooking skills! Check out these amazing (and delicious) petit fours created by our very own Lily Mathews! BEAUTIFUL works of art :)
I want to say a very special thank you to all of our members who helped make our Day of Sharing a success through bringing food, spreading the word and sharing your talents. Thank you so much also to our newbies who came to learn from our Day of Sharing! These events are all about you :) I can't wait to see you all at the next Day of Sharing to make it a success as well. Until then, feel free to email me (Jennifer Hill, for more information on our monthly meetings where we share more trade secrets through demos and just talking cake! Our next meeting is April 16th at 7pm at Bakers C&C. We hope to see you there!


  1. Thank you Jennifer for posting all the pictures from our DoS on our Blog.....looks really great...Thank you for all your hard work....Be blessed.

  2. It was so much fun! Thanks for putting this together! Ale ;)