LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show 2018 Preview

Happy Superbowl Sunday loves!

We’re only one week away from the LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show! Just think any type of dessert: brownies, cookies, cakes, brookies, vegan cupcakes, gluten free muffins, even cake pops. Any of you people who love desserts and has a sweet tooth definitely needs to once in their life to go to the LA Cookie Con.

DETS:

Time and Date: February 10 & 11th 2018 from 10am-5pm (VIP members starts at 9am)

Where: Anaheim Convention Center – 800 W. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802

Tickets: You can find the detailed list of tickets at Eventbrite! I’ll list a few here though!

*General Admission either Saturday or Sunday-$25

*General Admission Weekend Pass-$45

*Child Admission either Saturday or Sunday-$12

*VIP Pass either Saturday or Sunday-$63.95

Who will be there?!

*Ron Ben-Isreal

*Duff Goldman

*Olivia Sanabia

there you have it folks! If you’re in the California area and have a such sweet tooth, you should definitely experience Cookie Con! I’ve been there the past 2 years and every year it just gets better.

 

 

 

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2017 Crave Expo

Happy Thursday loves!

I was lucky enough to get 2 VIP tickets for the Crave Expo this past Sunday February 19, 2017. Crave Expo used to be more on the industry event but for the first time this year, they opened it to the public! Even in the gloomy rainy weather, it was a great outcome!

They had a variety of foods, snacks, sweets and beverages on site. For the VIP people who came at 11am till 1pm were able to get free snack samples of most vendors.

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Here are some honorable mentions that I loved!!

Norigami: They had samples of their sushi taco..Yes you heard right?! They used crispy lightly seasoned seaweed for the taco shell and then added spicy tuna and some sauces on top.

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Street Churros: They gave out full size churros which had a perfect combination of sugar and cinammon. I sure do love anything with cinnamon!

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Mad Dumplings: They have a variety of dumplings and were giving out the pork belly longanisa dumpling which has sweet Filipino inspired sausage, and topped with a bit of pork belly and a slice of jalapeno.

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Belly Bombz: I first saw this at Foodie Con and missed it the next day. I was so disappointed! However, we ran into them again at Crave Expo and this time I had to sample something! They were giving out their firecracker boneless chicken strips with a side of coleslaw. Firecracker was sweet and spicy traditional Korean fried chicken. I was so glad to have known that they now have a brick and mortar restaurant in Artesia, California!

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Burger Monster: The line for this one was actually pretty long. They had 5 different samples available and we ended up getting the Satyre slider. It has caramelized onions, goat cheese and fig jam. It’s pretty good since the goat cheese and fig jam balances the flavor out.

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The Halal Guys: A Chipotle style Middle Eastern restaurant. They opened their first hot dog stand in New York City in 1990! They were giving out sample sizes of their bowls which had chicken, gyro, rice and 2 different sauces: their famous hot sauce and white sauce. They just opened up a store in Cerritos and Long Beach.

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Califa Farms: They were giving out samples of their lemonades, iced coffees and the nitro cold brews. I was surprised that they were giving out full sizes of the nitro cold brews. I loved the Nitro Cold Brew in Mocha.

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As I was leaving the event, I saw T-Rex and I was so upset that I wasn’t able to take a picture with him! Stella Rosa was there as well as a few more wine and alcohol booths.

I can’t wait till the next Crave Expo and will be better prepared!

 

 

 

 

La Cookie ans Sweets Con 2016 Preview

Happy Monday loves! Merry almost Christmas! I know I usually post Mani Monday on Monday but this week I just had to switch it up. I’m really excited for this event coming up!

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I’ve got some fun news…The 2nd Annual LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is coming up in February!! That’s a shoutout to all of those who love baking or who just loves sweets in general! It’s the West Coast’s Largest Baking Convention that takes place February 6-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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.

 

The Kids Zone will offer free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more, compliments of Mommy Nearest, Urban Sitter and Baking with Melissa.

 

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa St.

 

When: February 6 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and February 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

 

Cost: $21/adult and $10/child for a one-day pass OR $35/adult and $15/child for a 2-day pass. VIP tickets are also available. 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.

 

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.

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.

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For more information, visit www.lacookiecon.com.