The horse cake was finished for the World Equestrian Games on September 2010.  This cake was 16 hands high and weighed over 1000 pounds. This is a one of a kind creation by Leigh Sipe and Geraldine Kidwell and their KY Ices team.

Geraldine and Leigh have volunteered their time, knowledge and expertise to lead a team of decorators from the Kentucky Chapter of International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES)  to promote the art of cake decorating as well as to create a point of interest for the thousands of visitors who attended the event at The Shops at Lexington Center.

This project is a taste of what is to come in the near future, as the Lexington Center will host the International I.C.E.S. Convention in August 2013.

Check out some of the pictures below, to see the pictures of building the life size horse.  Check out the “What’s in a Horse Cake”


Special Event - World Equestrian Games - Horse Exhibit

“Make your cakes as memorable as your event”

About Geraldine Kidwell and Leigh Sipe

Sugar artists Geraldine Kidwell of Milton, KY and Leigh Sipe of Harrodsburg, both prominent members of the KY Chapter of I.C.E.S. (Interntional Cake Exploration Societe).  Both ladies own their own custom design cake businesses and between them they have a wealth of knowledge in experience. 

Geraldine is an acknowledged master in the field of sugar art and is internationally renowned for her contributions to the culinary arts.  She was born and raised in KY and is an official "Kentucky Colonel."  A recognized teacher and judge, she is a charter member of I.C.E.S.  Geraldine has served two terms as the Kentucky Representative; served on two convention committees, and has spent three years on the International Board of Directors.  During 1994, she served as the International Liaison; 1995-96 as Chairman of the Board and as President of the International organization.  During 2002, she was inducted into the I.C.E.S. Hall of Fame and in 2005 appeared as a judge on a Food Network Cake Challenge.  She has written numerous cake decorating articles and instructions, including five sugar art books, the first of which was published in Lima, Peru.

Leigh, also a master sugar artist is currently serving her third term as Kentucky State Representative for I.C.E.S.  Born and raised in KY, she became interested in cake decorating when a local decorator from Cottrells Bakery came to demonstrate for her Home Economics class while she was attending Bryan Station High School.  At the age of 16 she purchased some decorating supplies and worked at a local bakery decorating wedding cakes while she was in high school and college. Her artistic ability guided her chosen vocation into a profession in the sugar arts and she now owns a very successful, state of the art, custom design cake shop. She has taken numerous professional classes and teaches beginner a well as advanced cake decorating classes and judges numerous shows both locally and across the U.S. During the last two years she has been a featured decorator in two book publications, Cup Cake Art and Sugar Art. Leigh has been a member for the Bluegrass cake club in Lexington for 32 years.

Both of these ladies' work reflects their love for the art and each new cake is viewed a a challenge.  The horse is an enormous challenge which many say can't be accomplished but the I.C.E.S. team plans to prove them wrong.

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