Decorators’ Showcase and Contests at LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show

LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show is Proud to Invite All Decorators and Sugar Artists to Showcase Their Work!

*Your Entry Fee Will Help Us Raise Money for The Smile Train and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show by Annatainment is now accepting applications for the 5th Annual World Dessert Table Championships.

The World Dessert Table Championships celebrate the art of creating the perfect dessert buffet for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and other celebratory events. The theme for 2019, picked by our Head Judge, will be announced.

NOTE: Anyone with a ticket to the event may watch this championship.  You only have to pay to enter your cake into the championship.

FAT DADDIO’S will be Sponsoring and giving away product prizes! LA Cookie Convention & Sweets Show will also be giving Trophies to all the Winner’s!


RULES: Kid’s can compete for best Kid’s Cake or Dessert. There must be photos of them making the cake. Each Child that enters the competition will receive a medal for the Championship.

The four realms are as follows:

  • Land of Sweets
  • Land of Amusements
  • Land of Flowers
  • Land of Snowflakes

Ages 3-6 years old only accepted.  Fee is the same. All fees go to our 2 Charities.

APPLICATION PERIOD: Entry into the Decorator’s Showcase will require a completed Entry Form submitted no later than Jan 25, 2019. By submitting your Entry Form you are certifying that if accepted you will compete and exhibit.

JUDGES: The Decorator’s Showcase will be judged by a panel of celebrity guests, hosted and judged by Ron Ben-Israel on Sat Feb 2nd. The Kid’s Disney Nutcracker Challenge will be judged by Adriano Zumbo on Sunday Feb 3rd.



  • One​ ​entry​ ​per​ ​person,​ ​per​ ​category.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​enter​ ​more​ ​than​ ​one​ ​category,​ ​but​ ​only one​ ​entry​ ​per​ ​category.
  • Category: Tiered level cakes
  • Experience level: Beginners/Professionals
  • Theme: Five Years of Love – Valentine’s Day Edition

All​ ​registrations:
MUST​ ​BE​ ​RECEIVED no​ ​later​ ​than​ ​6PM FRIDAY JANUARY 25TH, 2019. Absolutely​ ​no​ ​late​ ​entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​accepted.

Entry​ ​Fee:
The​ ​entry​ ​fee​ ​for​ ​each​ ​category​ ​is​ ​$75 (all proceeds are donated to two of our chosen charities). This does not include the entry fee to the event.

Set​ ​up:

WHERE​: ​ ​Anaheim Convention Center
WHEN: ​​ February 2nd, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

*At​ ​check in (at exhibitor registration desk),​ ​competitors​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​an​ ​entry​ ​number​ ​to​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​identify​ ​their​ ​cake during​ ​the​ ​judging​ ​of​ ​the​ ​competition.


  • Entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​evaluated​ ​by​ ​staff​ ​and/or​ ​judges​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​each​ ​entry​ ​is​ ​in​ ​the​ ​correct division. ​ ​We​ ​will​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​move​ ​the​ ​entries.
  • No​ ​table​ ​decor​ ​will​ ​be​ ​allowed.
  • There​ ​will​ ​be​ ​no​ ​electrical​ ​outlets​ ​available​ ​to​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​competitors.
  • A​ ​card, ​ ​securely​ ​attached​ ​to​ ​the​ ​underside​ ​of​ ​the​ ​cake​ ​board,​ ​must​ ​include​ ​the​ ​following information:​ ​competitor’s​ ​name,​ ​division and contact information.
  • No​ ​personal​ ​or​ ​business​ ​identification, ​ ​advertisements, ​ ​special​ ​backdrops, ​ ​photos, etc., will​ ​be​ ​allowed​ ​to​ ​be​ ​displayed​ ​with​ ​the​ ​entry.
  • The LACC staff will​ ​be​ ​on​ ​hand​ ​to​ ​confirm​ ​all​ ​rules​ ​are​ ​adhered​ ​to. ​ ​Competitors​ ​with submissions​ ​not​ ​adhering​ ​to​ ​the​ ​competition​ ​guidelines, ​ ​deemed​ ​inappropriate, ​ ​or​ ​in poor​ ​taste​ ​in​ ​the​ ​opinion​ ​of​ ​the​ ​staff, ​ ​will​ ​be​ ​advised​ ​as​ ​soon​ ​as​ ​possible. ​ ​
  • All​ ​competition​ ​pieces​ ​​MUST​ ​REMAIN​ ​ON​ ​DISPLAY​​ ​until​ ​the​ ​end of LA Cookie Con on​ ​Sunday​ ​February 3rd,​ ​2019​ ​at​ ​5pm.
  • Competition​ ​pieces​ ​may​ ​only​ ​be​ ​removed​ ​from​ ​the​ ​display​ ​area​ ​on​ ​Sunday February 3rd,​ ​2019 between​ ​the​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​5PM​ ​and​ ​7PM.
  • Any​ ​items, ​ ​including​ ​cakes, ​ ​displays,​ ​etc.​ ​remaining​ ​after​ ​7PM​ ​on​ ​Sunday​ ​February 3rd,​ ​2019 will​ ​be​ ​disposed​ ​of​ ​by​ ​the​ ​staff.


All​ ​entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​photographed​ ​and​ ​photos​ ​may​ ​be​ ​used,​ ​at​ ​the​ ​discretion​ ​of​ ​LA Cookie Con ​for​ ​any​ ​and​ ​all​ ​marketing​ ​and​ ​promotional​ ​purposes​ ​for​ ​all​ ​future​ ​LA Cookie Con ​activities.

The​ ​Awards​ ​Presentation​ ​will​ ​take​ ​place​ ​on​ ​Saturday February 2nd,​ ​2019​ ​at​ ​3PM​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Main​ ​Stage area.
Prizes​ ​must​ ​be​ ​claimed​ ​at​ ​the​ ​show.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​able​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​your​ ​prize​ ​at​ ​the​ ​show​ ​you may​ ​make​ ​arrangements​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a​ ​friend​ ​or​ ​family​ ​member​ ​get​ ​the​ ​prize.​ ​Under​ ​no circumstances​ ​will​ ​prizes​ ​be​ ​mailed​ ​or​ ​shipped.


Kid’s can compete for best Kid’s cake. There must be photos of them making the cake. Each Child that enters the competition will receive a medal for the Championship.

Ages 3-6 years old only accepted.  Fee is the same. All fees go to our 2 Charities.


Judging​ ​will​ ​begin​ ​at​ ​2:00PM ​on​ ​Saturday Feb 2nd, 2019 for Adults and Sunday Feb 3rd for our Kid’s Competition and​ ​continue​ ​until​ concluded. All​ ​entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​judged​ ​by​ ​a​ ​team​ ​of​ ​qualified​ ​industry​ ​professionals.

*Judges​ ​scores/decisions​ ​are​ ​final​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​decision​ ​of​ ​the​ ​judges.

THEIR​ ​WILL​ ​NOT​ ​BE​ ​A​ ​DEFAULT​ ​WINNER​ ​IF​ ​NOT​ ​ENOUGH​ ​ENTRIES​ ​ARE​ ​SUBMITTED. Placement​ ​are​ ​presented​ ​only​ ​based​ ​on​ ​points​ ​and​ ​judges​ ​final​ ​decision.


All​ ​categories​ ​will​ ​be​ ​judged​ ​on​ ​the​ ​same​ ​criteria. Entries​ ​will​ ​be​ ​judged​ ​on​ ​the​ ​following:


  • Interpretation​ ​of​ ​Theme​ ​(10)
  • Originality​ ​and​ ​Creativity​ ​(10)
  • Covering​ ​Skill​ ​(Overall​ ​finish​ ​of​ ​covering​ ​medium​ ​(10) Use​ ​of​ ​Color​ ​(10)
  • Proportion​ ​and​ ​Balance​ ​(10)
  • Overall design and appearance (10)




  • Less​ ​than​ ​2​ ​years​ ​of​ ​decorating; ​ ​self-taught​ ​and​ ​or​ ​no​ ​more​ ​than​ ​2​ ​cake​ ​courses


  • More​ ​than​ ​3​ ​years​ ​of​ ​decorating​ ​30​ ​hours​ ​or​ ​more​ ​of​ ​instructional​ ​courses ​ ​(including​ ​online courses).


Show​ ​Theme:

“Five Years of Love” – Valentine’s Day Edition
There​ ​are​ ​many​ ​facets​ ​to​ ​this​ ​theme. ​ ​Make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​research​ ​the​ ​culture, ​ ​clothing, ​ ​etc.​ ​You​ ​want​ ​to​ ​wow​ ​the​ ​judges​ ​with​ ​your​ ​interpretation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​theme with​ ​your​ ​new​ ​and​ ​inventive​ ​methods, ​ ​mediums, ​ ​etc.​ ​Your​ ​show​ ​piece​ ​tiered​ ​can​ ​be made​ ​out​ of​ ​Styrofoam​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​cake substitute. ​ ​Show​ ​piece​ ​should​ ​represent​ ​this​ ​year’s theme​ ​Love theme and​ ​need​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​a​ ​min​ ​height​ ​of​ ​24” ​ ​and​ ​meet​ ​or​ ​exceed​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​100 servings. ​ ​Each​ ​show​ ​piece​ ​should​ ​fit​ ​on​ ​a​ ​24′′​ ​round​ ​table.​ ​Ensure​ ​your​ ​entries​ ​can​ ​fit comfortably​ ​in​ ​this​ ​space.

*Any​ ​sugar​ ​medium​ ​or​ ​technique​ ​may​ ​be used. ​


Does my entry include my ticket to LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show? 
Yes, your entry fee includes your Professional Weekend Pass to the show. If you have already purchased a Professional Weekend Pass, you may use this pass for your assistant, or request for it to be transferred to a General Admission Weekend Pass for your friends or family.

How much of my entry fee benefits the Smile Train and Shriners Hospital for Children?
All entry fees, minus the costs of setting up the tables (paid to the decorator) and printing the little signs for each entry will go directly to the charities.

Do I need to stay with my entry?
No! Please feel free to enjoy the show, or go back to your baking.

I’d like to enter your 4th Annual Dessert Table Competition and other competitions. How can I do that?
The theme of the 5th Annual Dessert Table Championships is “5 years of Love”.

What is the theme for the showcase/competitions?
Wedding must be wedding-themed cakes or other sugar art. For all other categories —Check out the 2019 Showcase page.

What are the rules for Entries?
Your work must fit in a 2×2 area and there can be non-edible items. You may not use pre-made sugar flowers, lace, etc. All work should be done by the competitor. No team entries in any of the Wedding categories. Team entries are permitted in the World Dessert Table Championships (Special themed catagories).

Shriners Hospital for Children


We’ve treated orthopedic conditions since the founding of our first hospital in 1922. With a large full-time staff of pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the United States, as well as a comprehensive team of physical, occupational, speech and other therapists, we are able to provide customized care to each child.

Burn care

Since first treating burn survivors in the 1960s, we’ve pioneered some of the most significant advancements in burn care. We provide advanced care for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical rehabilitation and emotional support.

Spinal cord injury

We were the first health care system in the country to develop spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers designed specifically for children. Our groundbreaking research has led to innovative treatment techniques, providing care that helps children lead a full, active and healthy life.

Cleft lip and palate

Our cleft lip and palate reconstruction program gives kids a reason to smile. Each treatment plan is crafted uniquely for the child by a team of experts working together to improve a child’s eating, breathing, communication, self-esteem and appearance.

Smile Train

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate.

Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Our sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

We use the “teach a man to fish” model focusing on training local doctors to perform cleft repairs in their communities. Those doctors then go on to train other doctors creating a long-term, sustainable system.

Patients see their smile for the first time, parents cry tears of joy, lives and communities are changed forever.

As a result of our efficiency and with the support of our donors and partners around the world, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than one million children by giving them the power of a smile.

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