LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show - A Sweet Success

The First Annual LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show featured Ron Ben-Israel speaking to a packed house and enough sweets to make every dentist in Los Angeles happy! A sold out crowd filled the Pasadena Convention Center and were treated to more sweets than one could eat in day, great demonstrations and amazing guests throughout the day.

Ron Ben-Israel

The highlight of the day had to be Ron Ben-Israel, star of Food Network's "Sweet Genius," who discussed the process of taking a wedding cake from concept to completion. Ron took guests through every detail to make sure the most beautiful and spectacular wedding cake possible can be created and is up to the standards of the bride and groom.

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The most fun part of the day was simply walking around and sampling all of the amazing treats that were being sampled. Drive Me Cookie was giving out their incredible ice cream sandwiches that came in so many flavors people were left staring at the menu in bewilderment as they were trying to decide what to choose. With the fresh cookies and flavorful ice cream, you really couldn't go wrong. Stuffed Cookies were sampling there soft cookies that were filled with an assortment of candy flavors, every single bite gives you an extra sweet surprise. Amoretti was sampling a number of products from their lineup including the tasty cookie spreads that are perfect to top any sweet treat or just on a piece of toast in the morning.

Drive Me Cookie

 

There were plenty of products that offered a change of pace form all of the confectionery treats offered. Pronutz was sampling their twist to the everyday pistachio. They keep all of the flavor of the pistachio and make two versions, one yogurt covered and one chocolate covered, both tasty treats while not adding any preservatives. Banzai Jerky changed up the everyday beef jerky by using bacon. This creates a great crispy version of jerky that gives you all of the amazing flavor of bacon.

ProNutz

For those guests that were looking to learn how to make their own sweet treats, there were plenty of great cooking demonstrations. Pastry demos included; how to make a pie crust by scratch, creating a fresh fruit tart, Macaroons 101 from Munch Bakery and how to make pop tarts by scratch. With the gaining popularity of gluten-free and raw and vegan sweet treats, demos to help you create these products were extremely popular. Some of the featured demos in these areas included; paleo cookies from Bex Babes and raw vegan chocolate from SunCafe Organic.

Keurig

The only negative part of the event was the long and painfully slow line to begin the day. The event was sold out and it seemed as if every ticketholder came at the very beginning of the day. This was the first time this event was held so adjustments certainly can be made to improve Cookie Con and you can expect to see this turn into a two-day event next year with a bigger venue so you won’t see these problems next year.

Stuffed Cookies

Banzai Jerky

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