February 18th and 19th the LA Convention Center will smell like fresh-baked cookies as the LA Cookie Con takes over. Now in its third year, the West Coast’s largest baking convention features baking and cake decorating contests, celebrities, demos, and educational workshops. There will also be a Kid’s Zone offering free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more. The best part of the event for us are the free samples from more than 270 vendors.
There will be five stages and classrooms for workshops focusing on “Traditional Baking, Vegan/Gluten-Free/Paleo Baking, Cake Decorating, Cookie Decorating, and the Celebrity Guests stage.” Cakes from the Decorator’s Showcase competition will be on display. 100% of the proceeds from the Decorator’s Showcase entry fees will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.
This year’s celebrity guests include Saturday’s headliners Duff Goldman of Food Network fame and Elise Strachan, Founder of My Cupcake Addiction on YouTube, which is one of the top 3 food channels in the world. Sunday’s headliner is Rosanna Pansino, New York Times best-selling author and creator of the show ‘Nerdy Nummies’ on YouTube. Other celebrities include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chef Jamika, Monti Carlo, and Burt Ward, TV’s “Robin” with the Batmobile. I’m not sure what Burt Ward has to do with baking, but we will take the Batmobile anywhere we can get it.
February 18 & 19 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days) Tickets are $25/adult and $12/child for a one-day pass OR $45/adult and $22/child for a 2-day pass. VIP ticket holders get early entry at 9 a.m. access to 2 VIP Rooms with an exclusive selection of bites, sips, spirits and more. This event has sold out two years in a row, so Get your ticket now!