February 6th and 7th, 2016, the West Coast’s largest baking and sweets expo is returning for its second year. After selling out last year, LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is expanding to the Los Angeles Convention Center in order to accomodate the 10,000 guests expected to attend. Over 125 local shops and national brands will be handing out samples. That’s like 80 cookies a person!
Besides the delicious treats, you will have the opportunity to watch baking demonstrations and panels, participate in hands-on workshops in cookie and cake decorating, and participate in baking and decorating contests. Saturday, meet Ron Ben-Israel of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius” and “Cake Wars.” Also on Saturday, Duff Goldman will be filming the unveiling of a special cake for “Cake Masters.” After the unveiling, you can eat the cake. Sunday, meet Rosanna Pansino, New York Times Best Selling Author and creator of the show ‘Nerdy Nummies.’ Plus, there will be a demo by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Actress and Foodstirs Co-Founder.
Otis Spunkmeyer is sponsoring a “Kids Zone, offering free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more, compliments of Mommy Nearest and Baking with Melissa.” There will also be meet and greets with Masterchef Junior competitors, lifestyle channel host Cassie Diamond.
February 6 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and February 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) $21/adult and $10/child for a one-day pass OR $35/adult and $15/child for a 2-day pass. 100% of the proceeds from the sugar art and baking competitions will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Buy your tickets here.