The Sweet Life Award
In April 2008, Norman R. Davis and Zane Beg of The Sweet Life established an award to recognize and honor
those who have given exceptional service in contributing to the cake decorating world.
An inductee promotes ICES, cake decorating, and the sugar arts through many different means.
To be considered for the award, a potential nominee will have shown encouragement and devotion
to the sugar arts through teaching classes, demonstrating at events, sponsoring and promoting events,
and contributions to teachers and cake shows.
The inductee may be an author, may have introduced a new product or technique that is shared by many,
or may have introduced cake decorating to others. In the end, the inductee has shared in such a way
that other decorators have been able to grow.
Congratulations to past recipients
Hall of Fame
Nicholas Lodge (2009)
Colette Peters (2009)
Ruth Rickey (2010)
Chef Linda Shonk (2011)
Chef Dominic Palazzolo (2012)
Bernie Ditmore (2008)
Kelsey Henderson (2008)
Barbara Kelly (2010)
Russell Kelly (2011)
Ron Elliott (2012)
International Hall of Fame
Chef Ali Said Mandhry (2012)
If you know someone who should be considered for this award, please contact Norman R. Davis at The Sweet Life.
Requirements and Guidelines
When considering nominating someone for this award:
Person has contributed exceptional service to promote cake decorating and the sugar arts.
Nominee may be alive or deceased.
Honoree should be a well-known, highly respected person in the decorating field.
A chosen committee will accept nominations and will choose no more than two recipients of the award each year.
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