Send a Freedom Cake!
At Bake Me A Wish! when you send the Freedom Cake to a recipient
here in the US, Bake Me A Wish! will deliver a gourmet cake to a soldier
serving overseas, in the name of your recipient. This is neat "Each cake
features a special card informing the recipient that a cake has been sent to
a soldier in their name, alongside an imprint of the American Flag. Soldiers
overseas will receive this exact same cake you order here!"  What a great
idea. Or you can choose to send the Kids Freedom cake and your child
can include a letter to the soldier.  Bake Me A Wish! has been featured on
Ellen, The View, Fox n Friends, The Today Show, and many more.
Their cakes looks delicious and benefit a great cause.
www.bakemeawish.com
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So I was on the ICES website looking around and I stumbled
onto an amazing find. R.L. Clement, a sugar srtist in Sri Lanka
and an International member of ICES, recently celebrated his
25th wedding anniversary.  The sugar flower creations he made
for the celebration are unbelievable!! Here are several pages of
the stunning photos in a pdf format:
http://www.ices.org/membership/member%20photos/25thWeddingAnniversaryofRLClement.pdf

If the above link does not work for you try this link to the ICES
page and then click on the red underlined
text that says "small write up"
http://www.ices.org/membership/spotlightinternational.html
Roland Winbeckler is a cake artist who has a lot going on!  
Besides his published cake decorating instruction books, he now
has a You Tube video available and a cake decorating-candy
making blog. As a husband-wife team, Roland and Marsha
competed in a Food Network Sesame Street Cake Challenge that
will air this summer and they also have a full service cake
supplies internet store.

Roland's life size cake sculptures:   
http://www.winbeckler.com/roland.asp

Cake supplies store:  www.cakesuppliesplus.com

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CakeSuppliesPlus

The site also has other good info such as cake/candy making
articles, discussion groups and class schedules:
www.winbeckler.com
Betty Crocker has a new online cooking club called 'The Mixer'.
It's not just for baking, and it's chock full of delicious recipes
and ideas. Liv Hansen from The Whimiscal Bakehouse has taped
a series of cake decorating/baking how-to videos for the new
Betty Crocker site.
'The Mixer' has live webcasts with access to kitchen experts,
tons of recipes, videos and online classes.
www.bettycrocker.com/themixer/recipes/default.aspx

Creative Cakes Decorating Supplies
www.creativecakesdecoratingsupplies.com

Pre-made fondant cupcake toppers:
SugarRobot
Creative Cakes by Cathy
www.creativecakesbycathy.com
Great source for decorating supplies:
www.lucks.com
The Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery
www.ultimateweddingcake.com
Cake supplies & sugar flowers
www.creativesugarflowers.com
Cake Designer/Sugar Artist in Oklahoma
www.oksugar.com
Cake/Baking supply resource
www.kelascakesnmore.com
A new cake blog
http://inspiredbycake.blogspot.com/
Talk about your celebrity cake!  Imagine making the wedding cake for
the President's daughter. Forget about the dress, you all know that the
first thing you wanted to see from Jenna Bush's wedding was her
cake. You have to read this fabulous article from Doug Wead about
the making of Jenna Bush's wedding cake.
http://www.1weddingsource.com/blog/wedding-anniversary/she-made-
the-cake-for-jenna-bush/

www.ultimateweddingcake.com
For those of you on Facebook:
Become a fan of the group
Ron Ben - Israel Cakes
Follow Ron and his staff as they turn out some of the most amazing
and beautiful cakes you'll ever see! True works of art.
Ron updates his facebook page several times a day.  It's definately
worth following. Once you're logged in go to the link:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ron-Ben-Israel-Cakes/111752518573
Distinctive Cakes Photo Galleries:

Gallery
Gallery II
Gallery III

WE tv Amazing Wedding Cakes home page:
http://www.wetv.com/amazing-wedding-cakes/index.html
Includes show schedule, recipes, cake photos, build your own
wedding cake and full episodes.

Lots of new things going on over at CakeCentral.com.
There's a new layout, new contests and Jackie now has a blog!
They are also considering publishing a cake magazine!
The newsletter is a wonderful addition as well. You also have
the opportunity to subscribe to a Advertisement-free version
of Cake Central for $4.95 per month. Check it out:
CakeCentral.com

The creators of Cake Central.com, Jackie and Heath, were
recently married. Their wedding cake was befitting of a
couple that run the largest cake website! It stood a soaring 8
and a half feet tall and had 2,700 sugar flowers on it!!!
The cake was baked, decorated and assembled by Leanne
Winslow of Vertu Cakes, Seattle WA. Here is the link for the
amazing cake:
Jackie & Heath's Wedding Cake
TLC's Ultimate Cake-Off page
where you can learn all about the show, rate cakes and submit
your own photos:
http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/ultimate-cake-off/ultimate-cake-off.html
cake news
The American Cancer Society has adopted a new theme
this year called "More Birthdays: Creating a world with
more birthdays." This new movement also includes
several cake events including the More Birthdays Cake
Competition and the Relay for Life "Cakes for a Cure".
To help the More Birthdays movement go to:
www.morebirthdays.com

And for more info on the "Cakes for a Cure" fundraiser:
Relay for Life-Greenwood
Sweet Links:
Art and Appetite
www.artandappetite.com

Half Baked - The Cake Blog
www.thecakeblog.com

The Cake Girls
www.thecakegirls.com
ICES 35th Annual
Convention and Show
San Diego, California
August 12-15, 2010
http://www.ices.org/events/convention.html

The Great American Cake Show and
Wedding Cake Competition 2010
May 1-2, Westminster, Maryland
www.greatamericancakeshow.com
Make sure you get your copy of the first issue of
Cake Central Magazine
www.globalsugarart.com
Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale
to help to end childhood hunger.
Find one in your area or host one yourself:
www.strength.org