It’s been a little over a month since my visit to the L.A. Cookie Con (I know I know bad Winter for taking so long to post) but the memory of this amazing event is still so fresh on my mind. From what I tasted that day, to the lovely people I met, every part of L.A. Cookie Con was incredible!
What better way to try all of the best sugary treats Los Angeles county has to offer,but to do so at a convention? A place where the best of the cities bakers and cupcake makers could gather and graciously let all of us with an unrelenting sweet tooth come and taste test their delectable treats. This was the theory behind the L.A. Cookie Con. and Sweets Show.
Held at the Pasadena Convention Center, The L.A. Cookie Con & Sweets Show was a day filled with fun for the entire family. There were pastry decorating classes and demo’s, a 1st Annual World Dessert Table Decorating Contest, a KIDS Zone by Nestle NESQUIK with free face painting by LA Parent, Toddler Camp activities, mini-manicures by Kidlicks, plus crafts, activities and more! There was so much to see, do and eat one day just was NOT enough (by the way next years event will be over two days and in a much bigger facility).
The whole event was right up this party planning, event loving, sweets addicted girls alley. Not only did I taste some super yummy treats I was also inspired by the creativity of the pastry chefs in attendance. If you’ve been to a party in the past few years then you know the current rage is dessert tables. Well as I mentioned Cookie Con held the first ever dessert table decorating contest. The creativity and time that went into the creation of these tables had me so inspired.
Meeting the creators behind the deserts was also really cool. I love people who are passionate about what they do and can talk about their love of food like they’re talking about their religion. It definitely didn’t hurt that most of the vendors had created special goody bags for the bloggers and other media related folks in attendance. Some of my faves were the incredible Ensaimada spam buns (don’t turn your nose up until you’ve tried it) at BakerCakeMaker. The decadent cakes and cookies at Orange Clementine( they get bonus points for their cute packaging), the ever popular light and fluffy Cronut from Dk’s Donuts and the creatively flavored french macarons at Munch Bakery. There were also some folks over at No Miku showing off their sous vide immersion circulator which pretty much cooks food without the use of an oven, seriously who comes up with this stuff?!?!
So Weekender’s does the Cookie Con sound like an event you’d attend if given the opportunity?