While Los Angeles may be known to most non-Angelinos as a low-fat, no-fat, vegan, green juice paradise, the City of Angels also knows a pâte sucrée from a pâte à choux. And while we tend to keep our love of pastries on the down low, we come together once a year to celebrate all things sweet at the Los Angeles Cookie Con and Sweets Show.
Returning for its second year on February 6 & 7 2016, the West Coast’s largest baking and sweets expo, will host two days of tasting, baking classes, family fun and more. Have you come in search of a new favorite treat? The show will host over 125 local shops and national brands where free samples will await you. Want to roll up your sleeves and get your hands in the dough? Hands-on workshops in cookie and cake decorating will be occurring all weekend-long! Plus, with special guests the likes of Food Network’s Ron Ben-Israel and YouTube’s Rosanna Pansino, there will be a little bit of everything for everyone in the family at this year’s show.
I’ve had my eye out on LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show for a year now and I cannot wait to run around Los Angeles Convention Center with a notepad and a camera as I scout for the next great baking trend. And, I’m not going to lie: I’m pumped to attend the DreamWorks TV panel where I get to meet a Master Chef Junior contestant, Jimmy Warshawsky! If you’re interested in joining me, I’ve placed everything you need to know down below. And don’t forget to give me a poke if you want to team up on conquering the samples.
When: February 6th (10am – 5pm) and February 7th (10am – 4pm)
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa St.
Cost: $21/adult & $10/child for a one-day pass OR $35/adult & $15/child for a 2-days pass. You can purchase your tickets at www.lacookiecon.com 100% of the proceeds from the sugar art and baking competitions will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.Tags: Cookies, Dessert, Events, FGFS, FGFS LA, LA Cookie Con, Linda Dianne, los angeles