In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including cake.
International Cake Exploration Societé: Cake has a long, storied history—the word itself has Viking origins. But this sweet concoction has evolved throughout time, moving away from its bread-like roots and now encompassing many varieties, shapes, and sizes. Need a recipe? Check with a member of the International Cake Exploration Societé, whose mission is to preserve, advance, and encourage exploration of the sugar arts.
Retail Bakers of America: Cake decorating is an art form, and every year the Retail Bakers of America holds a national competition where elite decorators can show off their skills in a variety of challenges, including wedding cakes, sculpted cakes, and rolled fondant cakes. Winners take home a cash prize.
American Association of Certified Wedding Planners: Clearly advocates of the idea that you can never have too much of a good thing, chefs at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Connecticut crafted a 15,032-pound wedding cake in 2004. The world-record-breaking cake was displayed during a local bridal show. If you’re in the market for something similar, a member of the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners may be able to help.