After selling out two years in a row, the LA CookieCon and Sweets Show is returning for its third year. The West Coast’s largest baking and pastry expo will take place February 18 & 19,2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Due to increased demand, the show is quadrupling its space over last year’s event to make room for even more attendees and vendors. With nearly 50,000 guests expected throughout the weekend, sweets enthusiasts can enjoy free samples from over 275 local shops and national brands, meet their favorite foodie TV stars, watch baking demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops.
The LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show will be complete with five stages and classrooms for workshops focusing on Traditional Baking, Vegan/Gluten-Free/Paleo Baking, Cake Decorating, CookieDecorating, and the Celebrity Guests stage. Attendees can also admire the incredible cake displays as part of the Decorator’s Showcase competition. 100% of the proceeds from the Decorator’s Showcase entry fees will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.
Fun for the whole family, The Kids Zone will offer free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more.
This year’s celebrity lineup includes Saturday’s headliners Duff Goldman of Food Network fame and Elise Strachan, Founder of My Cupcake Addiction, who has amassed over 10 million followers worldwide. Elise’s channel is in the top 1% of food channels on YouTube, placing Elise’s online baking community in the top 3 food channels around the world.
Sunday’s headliner is Rosanna Pansino, New York Times best-selling author and creator of the show ‘Nerdy Nummies’, which airs on her YouTube channel Rosanna Pansino, garnering more than 7 million subscribers and 1 billion video views.
Additionally, Burt Ward, known best for playing Robin in the Classic Batman TV series, will be speaking on stage about his career. He also created a healthy dog food company, Gentle Giant, that helps improve the health of your pooch through nutrition. Burt will also be bringing the 1966 Batmobile, which will be on display throughout the weekend.
About LA Cookie Con and Sweet Show:
Now in its 3rd year, LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show features over 125 vendors from local bakeries to national favorites, making it the West Coast’s largest sweets and baking convention. The show brings in renowned bakers, TV celebrities and local vendors for two days of tastings, baking classes, family fun and more. Major sponsors includeCupcakes Magazine, Num Noms, Food and Beverage Magazine, Paasche Airbrush Company, BakersBodega, Sugary Essentials, Cottage Baker and R&M International.
Cost: $25/adult and $12/child for a one-day pass OR $45/adult and $22/child for a 2-day pass. Guests can purchase their tickets at http://www.lacookiecon.com
VIP Passes also available for purchase, which allows early entry (before general admission), an official tote bag and access to 2 VIP Rooms with an exclusive selection of bites, sips, spirits and more.
What: LA Cookie Con and Sweet Show
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa St. LA
When: February 18 & 19 (10am – 5pm both days) VIP ticket holders get early entry at 9am.