2021 Challenges and Competitions
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
These Challenges are open to everyone to enter!
5th Annual Step Challenge – July 23 – July 25, 2021 Online Registration ends July 15, 2021 (On-site Registration Available)
It’s time to lace up your gym shoes, charge your Fitbit and Step Up for ICES! Here is an easy and fun way to get rewarded for all of the walking you do at convention. Even if you are not going to Cake Expo you can participate in this challenge by being a Virtual Stepper!
The Step Challenge was established in 2016 as a healthy idea for a Ways and Means project that would be fun and support the general ICES fund. Whether you attend Cake Expo or participate as a “Virtual Stepper”, the challenge is 10,000 steps in two days during Cake Expo. You will be rewarded with a Purple Sneaker Pin and or a Year Bar. Every year the number of participants has increased. Let’s Step Up for ICES!!!
Entry Fee: $25
Wedding Cake Competition – All entries must be submitted using the online registration form by July 1, 2021
Maximum of 25 entries
A Wedding Cake competition has come to Cake Expo! For those who love to show off their skills and compete; this is for you! The theme this year is “Garden of Love”, inspired by the nearby Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
The Art of Cake (Cake Inspired by Art) is Back by popular demand. This is your opportunity to let your creative juices flow as you create a floral, water, zen, or other garden inspired wedding cake. There are two Divisions: Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced/Professional. Prizes include $200 for 1st, $100 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd Place.
Entry Fee $25 per entry.
Live Relay Cake Challenge – Applications must be received no later than June 1, 2021
The Live Relay Cake Challenge showcases the work of up to five (5) teams. Each team is comprised of a sugar artist who will be paired (by blind draw) with a sugar celebrity. Participants will be given a box of supplies to use, cakes and 3 hours to create a masterpiece. The Challenge will be held on Saturday, July 24th from 3PM – 6PM. The final cakes will be judged by popular vote, and the winning team will receive awards to be presented during the Saturday ICES Awards. Each member of the winning first place team will receive a one year membership to ICES and “Bragging Rights.” Additional Prizes may be awarded for First, Second, and Third Places. This challenge is open to decorators at all levels.
No Entry Fee
Sugar Art Competition / Runway Show — All entries must be submitted using the online registration form by July 21, 2021
Maximum of 25 Entries
Our Sugar Art Competition and Runway Show this year is “Panther City Cat Walk”, a Ways and Means project to support the ICES general fund. This year’s entrants are challenged to create their own item of clothing or accessory featuring a Panther, in honor of our Host City, to be worn or carried down the catwalk by the artist or the artist’s model before it is displayed in the Sugar Art Gallery. All participants will need to provide their own stand to display their work of art. Prize baskets are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.
Entry Fee: $25 per entry