All of the sliders and craft beer brews for foodie fans to enjoy on a lovely spring day in the historical Memorial Coliseum! The event will have a wide selection from Los Angeles’ best burger restaurants.
This year you can look forward to tasty sliders from Baldoria, Belcampo Meat Co., Burger City Grill, Button Mash, byCHLOE, Grill ‘Em All, Hinoki and the Bird, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Mascarpone Cheesecake by Chef Turok, Myke’s Café, Simmzy’s, Slater’s 50/50, The Pikey, The Upper West, Venice Whaler and WOLF with more to be confirmed (closer to event).
Mark your calendar for the presale tickets sales at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14th. Use Promo Code: BBCHERRY
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 20th at 10 a.m.
General Admission tickets will be available starting at $50 and include entry into the event, unlimited food samples from 20+ restaurants, craft beer samples from 40+ breweries, access to entertainment and vendor village. A limited number of VIP admission tickets will be available starting at $70. VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus hour early entry into the event and a VIP gift bag.
A portion of this year’s event proceeds will benefit Food Forward. Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
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Take your sweetie to the 2016 LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show at the LA Convention Center to kick off the month of love! This is the biggest baking and sweets convention on the West Coast and this year the event has expanded to 3x the space and 2 days of sampling!
This festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy tastes from local and national sweet companies that can be enjoyed by vegan and gluten-free dessert lovers.
As you can see below the two day event has presentations, classes AND of course tastings! The VIP tickets are sold out for 2016 but general tickets are still available! So if you have a ‘SWEET’ blast this year make sure you buy your tickets early to enjoy the special treats in the the VIP area!
Your entry includes:
Sample hundreds of delicious sweet creations from local and national brands alike. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options, too!
A packed culinary celebrity guest lineup from the stars of YouTube, Masterchef, Next Food Network Star, Chopped, The Cooking Channel.
Our Sunday headliner is Rosanna Pansino, the superstar host, creator and star and author of “Nerdy Nummies”.
Hands-on cookie and cake decorating classes. Expand your skills with fondant, buttercream, sugar flowers, blown sugar, candy apple making, chocolate modeling, candy kabob making…
Baking demos and classes from your favorite TV and blog personalities on topics such as Traditional Baking and Vegan Treats. Then, sample everything afterward! YouTube star Sugarcoder will be on hand to teach her kawaii macarons. Fellow YouTube star Sweet Art Made Simple will teach Valentine’s Day cookie decorating. Jo of Cake Poppin will teach Cake Pop 101. Our programming partners New School of Cooking and The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories will present classes and demos for all to enjoy. More demonstrators and teachers will be announced weekly.
Fan of Food TV? Food Network will film “Cake Masters” with Duff Goldman onsite! We’ve ordered a special cake for some of our lucky attendees to enjoy on Saturday, February 6. We will also reprise our annual Masterchef Stars Take the Stage panel with some of your favorite past contestants joining to share their experiences and give tips on how to become the next reality TV star.
Foodstirs and Foodstirs co-founder Sarah Michelle Gellar have joined us! Foodstirs offers creative baking and craft kits to bring your family together in the kitchen. Its co-founder, Sarah Michelle Gellar, joins us on the Main Stage on Saturday, February 6th to demo the Foodstirs fun with a panel of bloggers.
Decorators’ Showcase to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with local cake, cookie, cake pop and cupcake decorators showing their most intricate creations.
Amazing Fun & Activity Zones for the Whole Family
Our Otis Spunkmeyer Kids Zone with toddler and big kid play zones, crafts, snacks, games and activities, plus cookie decorating by Baking With Melissa, no-bake dessert demos by A Yummy Future and face painting — all free. Play with CityMoms Pass in the Kids Zone Sensory stations, crafts, giveaways and goodies too!
Mommy Nearest is bringing free toothbrushes and other dental swag to help you recover from the sugar rush. A Yummy Future will be onsite with no-bake dessert classes for the kids. Otis Spunkmeyer will present tasty samples, games and more!
Two VIP Rooms for our VIP Weekend Pass ticketholders, press, professionals and celebrities. VIPs enjoy early entry to the show both days of the show, free massages by the National Holistic Institute, and an exclusive selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic sips and bites, plus an exclusive collectible canvas tote bag. Baby Bea’s Bake Shop will be on hand with complimentary cupcake decorating for our VIP, Press and Celebrity guests. The VIP Experience also features cake pops by Albert’s Petite Sweets, a sample of Tatrateas tea liqueur, Diama sparkling wine by San Antonio Winery and treats from winners of shows like Cupcake Wars and Cake Wars such as The Cake Mamas and Cream by Crystal, plus celebrity cake artist Bree’s Cakes and Sprinkles Cupcakes (Saturday only for Sprinkles).
**VIP Sunday Tickets are nearly sold out. We welcome new VIP Exhibitors Creme Caramel LA with Spring Baking Championship stars Kristine and Sandy; Papillon Bakery and its amazing Nutella ‘ponchiks’ (Armenian donuts); Yellow Tomato Catering; Little Spoon Frozen Pudding (Sunday only for Little Spoon); the Girl Scouts and more to be announced!**
Programming for Professionals to help you build your business and learn new sugar art and baking skills. Professionals also receive early entry both days of the show. Formosa Flexible Packaging America, Amoretti, Americana Ingredients, Divine Specialties, Paasche Airbrush, Satin Ice, Caljava/FondX and many other amazing B2B companies are ready to help you take your craft and business to the next level.
Five Classrooms and Stages just for learning more about baking and decorating!
How will your 2016 show be different than your 2015 show?
We were blown away by the amazing response to our 2015 show! In 2016, we’re delivering even more exhibitors, more demos and hands-on classes with full audiovisual support, more sugar art to marvel at, and much more shopping for bakers, decorators and foodies. We also have 3x the space, a 2-day schedule, and early entry for VIPs, professionals, and press.
What isn’t changing: our incredible lineup of celebrity guests, endless extravaganza of delicious free samples and family-friendly atmosphere!
I love baking and decorating. Can I do some quality shopping at the event?
You don’t want to miss LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Our list of retailers grows sweeter every day. Come check out the best in ingredients, tools and decor from sponsors Amoretti, Kake Kreations, BakersBodega, Heilala Vanilla, Divine Specialties, Americana Ingredients and exhibitors from all over the world including Simi Cakes & Confections, All Your Baking Kneads, Fiesta Cake Supplies, Caljava, FondX Rolled Fondant and more.
Professional baker or creator? Our sponsors Formosa Flexible Packaging America, Americana Ingredients, Paasche Airbrush Company and Divine Specialties are on hand to help you grow your business, too!
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, you may transfer your paid ticket to someone else after purchase. Complimentary tickets given to celebrity guests, contest winners, etc. are non-transferrable.
Can I update my registration information?
Please use this link for instructions: http://help.eventbrite.com/customer/portal/articles/430100-how-to-update-your-ticket-registration-information There is also a ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom if you need help!
I bought multiple tickets but I’m giving some away as gifts. Do I need to change the name on all of them?
We’re only checking IDs for complimentary passes given to press and special guests, so if you buy multiple tickets you can leave your name on each one if you’re not sure who you’re bringing. However, each ticket can be scanned at registration only once, so make sure you only share the ticket with its rightful owner.
What are the show hours?
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 — VIP/Pro/Press 10 am – 5 pm, General Admission 11 am – 5 pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – VIP/Pro/Press 10 am – 4 pm, General Admission 11 am – 4 pm
When will you sell out?
VIP Sunday tickets are now onsale but nearly sold out! Sunday General Admission is also sold out! Professional Weekend Passes will be sold out by Monday January 25th. Saturday General Admission looks likely to sell out by Wednesday January 27th.
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Yes it’s Valentine’s Day and I’m .. dum dum dum single but it’s OK. I know that most people think of the holiday as couple central but I look at as a holiday celebrating love in all it’s many faceted glory.
So let’s count down what Valentine Love is, can be and shared with …
Don’t feel like your not loved because you don’t have a partner. If you look around the people and animals in your life you’ll see that your surrounded by love. It’s just sometimes you can’t see it since it’s not in the package you want from the man/woman of your dreams all tied up in a pretty wedding band. But love is more than just a sexual love it can be based on friendship, support or just living beings hoping for the best.
Well another Valentines is almost here and I still haven’t met ‘the one’ or even ‘the adequate’ guy of my disappointed dreams!
I can’t figure out if it’s me or just that I’m fated to be terminally single ala Bridget Jones not that I’ve given up but I do have a bottle of Karma Tequila in the fridge to wash away my blues. Not that I’m giving up hope! I still think I might meet a cute geeky guy at either the Anaheim Wondercon or San Diego Comic Con but of course I can’t put all my eggs in one basket. I’m working out so am looking okish and am practicing my flirting techniques. Now I’m a bit pro-active so I’ve been out and about looking for my type by attending events that are interesting (to me). I love technology, smart guys, anime, science fiction, movies and food events so am hoping to meet someone with those interests. But half the battle is being where people are the other half is meeting someone. If your gorgeous and look like a member of Destiny’s Child, any of the cast members of Hunger Games or any generic actress/model/singer you will likely not have trouble meeting someone. But for the rest of us who are not traditionally hot, sexy, young and a smoldering passion oozing out of your pores. Well you need to put in a little effort to meet someones. It’s an even bigger effort if you’ve NEVER had game and find social cues disconcerting.
So I think a few pointers will be helpful for those who are looking to meet someone that relates to men, women, straight and/or gay
Don’t get too invested in every conversation it’s fun to just flirt with someone with no expectation or attraction. I usually find that if your not that interested in someone it’s easier to talk to them so it’s a great opportunity to practice making light flirtatious conversation. I personally am not a ‘go to the bar alone’ type of person but like to be social so I’ve joined various meetup and facebook social groups to expand my circle of friends. I don’t think ANYONE has ever gotten a date sitting at home vegging out in front of the TV. Instead you have to get out and meet people.
My motto is that not everyone will find you attractive and unless your interested in a PolyMarriage you only need ONE person! So don’t say that your too fat, old, plain, ugly, thin, dorky or just wrong to stand in your way since you are likely just right for someone you just need to meet them!