to ICES rules, I just finished to be the Peruvian representative.
I really enjoyed sharing all those years what ICES taught
me . I recently finished a sugarcraft book (in spanish) in
collaboration with Lexus Editors, with my latest techniques
and lots of photos of beautiful cakes.
he lanzado un libro de artesania en azucar en colaboracion
con Editora Lexus, con mis ultimas tecnicas y muchas fotos
de hermosos trabajos."
Pioneering in modern sugarcraft art, Rosa Viacava began as
a simple housewife eager to know deeply this Art. That´s
why she became a self-taught investigator on all kinds of
fondant, adapting them to the needs of the environment and
the available supplies.
began 25 years ago to give classes in its home and thanks
its pledge and the knowledge that acquired, obtained in 1992
the resolution of the Department of Education to open its
school, The Atelier of the Azucar. She directs this modern
educational center, with all the comforts to carry out classes
of the hands on type. At the end of each period, students
can obtain a certificate vouched for by the Peruvian Department
of Education. Thanks to that, graduates can have a certification
that help them to dictate classes by its account or to be
dedicated to work in this field. Rosa Viacava was invited
as demonstrator on several peruvian cooking and bakery television
shows, beginning with the famous peruvian show of Teresa Ocampo,
pioneer on this field.
had organized through their School Annual Bakery and Sugarcraft
Showcases since 1988. She presented bakery projects of her
students, emphasizing on fine laces, drapes and a great quantity
of delicate accessories, complemented with flowers of sugar,
taken of the exotic botany. Also including Child Cakes motives,
using popular fashionable personages shaped in sugar.
to deeper its knowledge, she became on 1992 active member
of the Annual Sugarcraft Conventions of the International
Cake Exploration Societe (ICES), where was named representative
of Peru to this date. She was invited demonstrator at ICES
for last 7 years, contributing its techniques and ideas to
all the members of this organization, that gathers more than
30 countries and thousands of members. She`s also active member
of the British Sugarcraft Guild, British organization which
invited her as demonstrator on the 2001 Convention at Telford,
England, being the first latin-american in having that deference.
That's how she could show this select audience quality and
level of the Peruvian work and bakery sugarcraft equipment
and tools that she designs and sells. This is a notable achievement
considering high level of competitiveness in the work in sugar
June of the 2001 was invited to London, to the presentation
of the book called Romantic Wedding Cakes of the prestigious
Australian sugarcraft teacher and author Kerry Vincent. Rosa
was the unique latin american of four international teachers
that was chosen for their talent to collaborate with the content
of the book. This successful book was presented in USA on
August 2001 at Portland, Oregon. This established a precedent
so that in the short term the level of work of the Latin-American
and Peruvian professionals in this field be appreciated in
the international environment.
was awarded in July, 2006 at Grapevine, Dallas, Texas, USA
as a member of the Hall of Fame, merit for extraordinary services
to ICES and developing of products and techniques in sugarcraft,
besides been a ICES demonstrator for 10 years. She is the
first southamerican to achieve this honor.