LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show, the West Coast’s largest baking and sweets expo, is returning for its second year February 6 & 7, 2016. After a sold out event in 2015, the show is expanding to the Los Angeles Convention Center to make room for even more attendees and vendors. With over 10,000 guests expected, sweets-enthusiasts can enjoy free samples from over 125 local shops and national brands, meet their favorite TV stars and watch baking demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops in cookie and cake decorating.
On Saturday, Food Network’s Cake Masters will film on site with celebrity baker Duff Goldman. Duff will deliver an extravagant cake to share with some of our lucky attendees. Plus, actress and entrepreneur Sarah Michelle Gellar, is bringing Foodstirs (a company she co-founded) to the convention.
The Kids Zone, sponsored by LA-based Otis Spunkmeyer will offer free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more, compliments of Mommy Nearest and Baking with Melissa. 100% of the proceeds from the sugar art and baking competitions will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Last year’s event raised $5,000 for CHLA.
Special Guests: This year’s celebrity lineup includes Saturday’s headliner Ron Ben-Israel of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”, “Cake Wars” and famed cake decorator in New York luxury baking market. 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 RosannaPansino, garnering more than 5 million subscribers and 1 billion video views.
Other must-see programming includes a DreamWorksTV panel and meet and greets with Masterchef Junior and DreamWorksTV star Dara “The Bow Girl” Yu, DreamWorksTV lifestyle channel host Cassie Diamond, and Masterchef Junior Jimmy Warshawsky. Additionally, meet and greets with Masterchef Junior and Food Fighters contestant Troy Glass will take place. For more programming information, visit the LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show website.
About LA Cookie Con and Sweet Show:
Now in its 2nd 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. Presented by AKT Entertainment, LLC., the show brings in renowned bakers, TV celebrities and local vendors for two days of tastings, baking classes, family fun and more. Major sponsors include Amoretti Ingredients, Formosa Flexible Packaging America (part of the Toyota family of companies), Jen & Joe’s Cookie Dough, Heilala Vanilla, organic dairy purveyor Humboldt Creamery, bakery supply distributors Americana Ingredients and Divine Specialties, and cake/cookie decorating industry staples Paasche Airbrush Company, BakersBodega and Kake Kreations.
Cost: $21/adult and $10/child for a one-day pass OR $35/adult and $15/child for a 2-day pass. Guests can purchase their tickets at www.lacookiecon.com. 100% of the proceeds from the sugar art and baking competitions will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Last year’s event raised $5,000 for CHLA.
What: LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa St.
When: Saturday, February 6, 11:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday, February 7, 11:00am – 4:00pm