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The Sweet Life Award

The Sweet Life Award

In April 2008, Norman R. Davis and Zane Beg of Norm & Zane The Sweet Life LLC.,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 shows, 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.












If you know someone who should be considered for this award, please contact Norman R. Davis at The Sweet Life.

Hall of Fame


Nicholas Lodge (2009)
Colette Peters (2009)
Ruth Rickey (2010)
Chef Linda Shonk (2011)
Chef Dominic Palazzolo (2012)

Susan Carberry (2013)

Kathleen Lange (2014)

Deborah Coughlin (2015)

Peggy Tucker(2016)




Service Award


Bernie Ditmore (2008)
Kelsey Henderson (2008)
Barbara Kelly (2010)
Russell Kelly (2011)
Ron Elliott (2012)

Jim Bender (2013)

Fran Wheat (2015)

Dianne Gruenberg(2016)

International Hall of Fame


Chef Ali Said Mandhry, Africa (2012)

Lourdes Reyes, Mexico (2013)

Pat Trunkfield, England (2014)

Osires Barbosa (2015)

Debbie Brown, United Kingdom (2016)

Congratulations to past recipients

Hall of Fame 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.


Service Award inductee had worked in many capacities on behalf of the cake decorating world. This is a person who is behind the scenes, a person that works hard for the love of the cake world but is not necessary a cake artist.


International Hall of Fame 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. This person is a international, he or she must live out side of the United States.


Requirements and Guidelines

When considering nominating someone for this award:

Person has contributed exceptional service to promote cake decorating and the sugar arts.


If you know someone who should be considered for this award, please contact :

Norman R. Davis or Zane Beg norman@thesweetlife.com