jpdesserts Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 7:28pm
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Hello everyone! I have only been decorating for about a year now but eventually want to open a bakery. I just came across information about the ICES Convention. I live about a hour away from New Orleans where this years convention is to be held. My questions are: do you think it would be a good idea for a newbee like me to attend? Also, if you have attended before what did you think? Any feedback would be greatly appericated. icon_smile.gif

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ntertayneme Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 7:30pm
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I live in Louisiana too but the cost for hotel rooms in New Orleans is just ridiculous ... I'm hoping the next convention would be in an area that isn't as expensive ... I think it would be wonderful for anyone to go to jpdesserts .. newbie or otherwise icon_smile.gif

m0use Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 7:40pm
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Yes, I think you should go, there are always lots of workshops going on that you can pick something up from.

bonnscakesAZ Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 9:26pm
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omg yes you should go! If you don't you'll be kicking yourself later especially since you are right there. I am going! I can't wait!

melodyscakes Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 10:00pm
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yes you should go!!! if you live that close and dont go....we are going to have to hurt you (hahaha) i would love to go, but live too far away. even if your a newbi, you'll learn so much!!!!!!!! stuff that will probably blow your mind, but at least you can have an idea of how far you can go with this...decorating stuff.
melody

jpdesserts Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 4:51pm
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I guess I just needed reassurance. I will be there! Thanks for the feedback! Ya'll are great!

tcturtleshell Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 9:41pm
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YES you should go!!

I have been invited by my friends that have a cake supply store... but sadly I can't go because I have bus driving school starting on the 25-28!!!! I just got the letter in the mail today!! icon_sad.gif I could just cry buckets right now!!!

Ntertayneme... next year it's going to be in Dallas or Houston. I can't remember which city. Start saving your money!! I am!! You, me, Boo-boo, Cindym4 & Misdawn could go together!! OH... I can't forget Helen!! WE WOULD GET KICKED OUT OF THE HOTEL!!!! OR we could just move in on veejaytx!!!! Hey, Janice what cha' think about that??? You're going next year if I am!!!

peacockplace Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 9:53pm
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I am totally going next year!!!! Wish I could this year, but it's a little pricy for me on such quick notice. I just joined ICES last month!

ntertayneme Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 10:01pm
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I want to say I think it's in the Dallas area.. not sure though .. but it'd be fun to all try to stay at the same hotel.. I'm saving my money now!! I'll have my lil nest egg all ready for the trip!! Look out Dallas or wherever it's going to be in Texas... we Louisianian's are on the way!!! lol

ihavasweet2th Posted 6 Jul 2005 , 10:04pm

You should definately go!! I went several years ago when it was in Des Moines, IA it was AWESOME!!! Very inspiring, I took several rolls of pictures!! It was so neat, well worth going!!

~Luraleigh~

thecakeboutique Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 12:09am

It is definately worth the money! I look forward to it so much that I plan all year long!

MrsMissey Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 1:20am
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

YES you should go!!

I have been invited by my friends that have a cake supply store... but sadly I can't go because I have bus driving school starting on the 25-28!!!! I just got the letter in the mail today!! icon_sad.gif I could just cry buckets right now!!!

Ntertayneme... next year it's going to be in Dallas or Houston. I can't remember which city. Start saving your money!! I am!! You, me, Boo-boo, Cindym4 & Misdawn could go together!! OH... I can't forget Helen!! WE WOULD GET KICKED OUT OF THE HOTEL!!!! OR we could just move in on veejaytx!!!! Hey, Janice what cha' think about that??? You're going next year if I am!!!





..next year it will be in Grapevine Texas! Unfortunately that's in the opposite direction of where I live! thumbsdown.gif

BigEasyCakes Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 5:37am

Forget the Hotel Prices......I live in New Orleans. The Registration for ICES is like almost $300.

susanmm23 Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 5:43am

to get in you have to pay that much?????

Newbie Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 6:39am

I am a newbie and will be going - can't wait! They even have a 'first timers' workshop the first day, to sort of orient you.

Only regret is that some of the great demos were already full by the time I signed up. I'll take my chance with the walkup tickets though.

My poor DH - he really thinks we're going on a vacation..............

Newbie

WendyVA Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 12:30pm

This will be my second convention and DH is going with me too. We are going down a couple of days early to see some sights before the convention starts so it won't be all cakes for him. He had fun last year tho. He doesn't mind being the only guy in a room with 1000 women! icon_rolleyes.gif And even tho it doubles my price for convention it's fun having him learn cake stuff too because he's my cake consultant the rest of the year coming up with ideas that I may have forgotten! icon_biggrin.gif

I wouldn't miss going! Can't wait!

MrsMissey Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 12:41pm

...lucky you! Hope you both have a wonderful time!

BigEasyCakes Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 6:44pm

The ICES Convention will be opening the Gallery Exhibt on July30 and July31 from 10am-5pm for $7 per person. YAY!!!! There will be over 1000 cakes and show pieces on display.

dodibug Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 10:53pm

Ntertayneme-you might try looking for a hotel in Metairie or Kenner. They are just outside of New Orleans and you can find some hotels that are more affordable! It is a very short drive to the convention center. I live here in N'awlins but I'm not sure if I will be able to go since I have a little one who is still breastfeeding (ah, the life of a mom....). I'll definitely would like to make it to the Gallery Exhibit!!

Newbie Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 2:54am

Just checking in from the conference - demos start tomorrow and I'm very excited. Are there any other CC addicts here that would like to meet? Too bad we didn't set up something in advance..

Newbie

melodyscakes Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 3:10am

me too! me too! i want to go to the ICES convention next year too!!!! i like in kanas city and can drive....loooking forward to it!
melody

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