Have you ever heard of a cookie convention? Me either, until I had the privilege to attend one in Pasadena recently. You see, I have been baking cookies and cupcakes since I was a kid and when I heard that the LA Cookie and Sweets Convention was coming to Pasadena, I am pretty sure I squealed!
The other great thing about this event is that the proceeds from the baking competition went to benefit Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
SO many varieties and so many samples...
There were also cookie and sweets competitions,
And so many beautiful cookies.
There were cakes and cake pops too. Check out this Display from Daphne Ho Cake Design.
Some of them had cute cookie names.
And some where downright elegant.
There were some sweets that were Brazilian and gluten-free.
TrueColor offered the largest selection of food coloring that I had ever seen. Doesn't this make you want to frost a bunch of rainbow cookies?
These two are so cute. Joe says that " He is here to show you that anyone can bake cookies". Their cookies do not have any artificial colors or flavors and use real eggs and butter. I have baked some of these already and they are tasty and so convenient (you can even just bake one or two at a time). They are currently available to purchase through JenandJoes.com online store and can be shipped to the lower 48 states.
In addition to all of the exhibitor booths there was a demo on Wedding cakes from celebrity chef, Ron Ben-Israel, Vegan and Paleo demonstrations from several vendors and meet and greets with some contestants from Master Chef and Master Chef Junior.I t was an awesome event and I want to go again next year. The event was sold out days before and I have a feeling that the event will be bigger next year.