Previously Featured Artists
Sheila Brooks April Farnum Glenda Galvez Emilia Mintz

Artist Spotlight

Glenda Galvez
Sugar Artist, ICES President

Glenda Galvez, an award winning cake designer and sugar artist, has taught classes in the art of sugar craft throughout the country. She has demonstrated at many Days of Sharing and ICES annual Convention and Shows. Glenda is known for her realistic fabric effects using gumpaste and fondant as mediums, and for her life size botanically correct sugar flowers. Her work has been featured in both national and international publications as well as Food Network.

Glenda is currently serving as President of the International Cake Exploration Societé. Other offices she has held in ICES include: member of the Board of Directors, Hall of Fame Chairman, 2006 Show Co-Director and Texas Area I Alternate Representative.

To view samples of Glenda's amazing artistry, visit her web site at

Emilia Mintz
Sugar Artist

Emilia Mintz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her early interest in art led her to become a teacher of Fine Arts. Later on, she studied textile design until she found the world of sugar, a field where she could express her creativity and inspiration. Emilia studied at the prestigious Institutos Ballina Sugarcraft where she graduated as a Pastry Chef and a Cake Decorating Teacher.

Having lived in Florida for more than six years now, Emilia works for Sweet Art by Lucila in the creation of new designs and decorative pieces. She received the gold medal in the Societé Culinaire Philanthropique of New York competition in 2004. In 2006, she won first place in the 61st Miami International Orchid Show contest. Emilia is a member of ICES where she has participated for several years in sharing her works and giving demos.

Emilia's passion for teaching and spreading her knowledge has led her to teach people of different countries and cultures for more than ten years. She is currently teaching classes in modeling, pastillage and other diverse techniques that compose this incredible world of sugar.

Below you will find a selection of Emilia's amazing creations for your viewing enjoyment!

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