February 10th & 11th 2018
Anaheim Convention Center

The BIGGEST Baking and Pastry Convention on the West Coast

Meet thousands of Californians who share your brand’s love for all things sweet, salty and savory in the world of baking and sweets. Our last 3 shows both sold out. So we’re upgrading the space to Anaheim Convention Center. 2018’s LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is a can’t-miss event!

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Duff Goldman, Celebrity Chef and TV Personality

Classically trained at Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California, Chef Duff Goldman worked under such notable chefs as Jessie Llapitan, now Executive Chef of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, and Chef Jason Rogers, of Olives in Aspen, and now at the Borgata of Atlantic City. Duff left Colorado to cook and bake bread for Todd English’s Olives back in Washington, D.C., and worked under Executive Chef Steve Mannino. His entrepreneurial spirit took him back to Baltimore in 2000, where he finally realized his dream and opened Charm City Cakes…
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Burt Ward

From Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader


Burt had all the makings of a true “Boy Wonder”. At the age of two, Burt was the youngest professional ice skater in the world and was featured in “Strange As It Seems,” a predecessor to the Guinness Book of Records. As a teenager, Burt was an all-around athlete, strong in martial arts, wrestling, track, tennis and golf, combined with a sharp intellect, playing “first board” in chess for Beverly Hills High School, achieving the top 3% in the U.S. in math and science tests at UCLA, and becoming the world’s fastest reader – Burt tested before the American Medical Society in Beverly Hills, California and was clocked at 30,000 words per minute with 90% comprehension (the average reader reads 240 words per minute with 40% comprehension). Burt was featured in an article entitled, “Will the Real Boy Wonder Please Stand Up” and subsequently appeared on the national television educational show “Read Right.”
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As Chef-Owner of one of the country’s finest couture cake studios, Ron Ben-Israel started his confectionery adventures after a fifteen-year career as a professional modern dancer. Upon retiring from performing with companies spanning three continents, he utilized his art schooling and ballet training to master the discipline of pastry arts.

After apprenticeships and engagements in Toronto, Canada and Lyon, France he was led to New York City. In 1996, his cakes were discovered while on display in the windows of Mikimoto on Fifth Avenue.

In 1999, Ron established his flagship design studio and bakery in Manhattan’s fashionable SoHo neighborhood. His cakes have been featured in destinations throughout the continental U.S. and abroad and continue to be a staple in the luxury industry.
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Creator, Host & NYT Bestselling Author of “Nerdy Nummies”

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning online personality Rosanna Pansino is the creator and host of the Internet’s most popular baking show, Nerdy Nummies. With more than 4.8 million subscribers, and over 1 billion total video views, Rosanna has quickly become one of the top three most watched female influencers on YouTube.

Elise Strachan, Founder of MyCupcakeAddiction

Elise Strachan created the wildly successful My Cupcake Addiction brand as a way to bring her over the top ideas and accessible approach to all things sweet. With over 10 Million followers around the world, Elise aims to make life just a little bit sweeter through food, fun and fabulous at-home entertaining.
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Decorating Competitions and Retailers

See the best decorated cookies, cakes and dessert tables from Southern California’s finest amateur and professional sugar artists. Competition applications open in the fall. Decorators and bakers will enjoy an unprecedented selection of shopping from retailers from all over the country.

Delicious Samples and Fun Programming

Whether you love to bake or just to eat, you’ll enjoy an abundant selection of sweet bites, beverages, spirits and delicious surprises from local and national brands. There’s something for everyone: traditional, vegan, gluten-free and more, plus FIVE stages and classrooms for Traditional Baking, Vegan/Gluten-Free/Paleo Baking, Cake Decorating, Cookie Decorating, and our Celebrity Guests!

Special Saturday Surprise

Watch “Cake Masters” on Food Network to see the amazing cake Duff Goldman and his team at Charm City Cakes made for our lucky Saturday attendees!

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Special Thanks To Our 2017 Media Sponsors

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We’re the biggest convention of our kind on the West Coast. Join us and reach thousands of professional and amateur bakers, confectioners, sweets lovers, and foodies plus a huge contingent of media and press.