June 17 in DTLA
Gather the #DessertSquad and convene on Saturday June 17, 2017 at The Cooper Design Space in Downtown L.A. for a day of indulgence and fun (AKA the #UltimateCheatDay).
A curation of the very best sweets and treats in Los Angeles. We've hand-picked every vendor after strenuous taste tasting (aka best job ever) to highlight some of the best creations across all categories of dessert.
Interested in being a vendor? Apply here.
Beyond just indulgence, come learn from top experts in the dessert and social space. From dessert photo styling to making money from your food photos (omg, what a dream) - we have workshops with some of the top bloggers, influencers and professionals in the industry.
Please note that all workshops require workshop tickets, which includes admission into Dessert Goals.
Dessert Styling with @alishylishy
Ever wondered how to make a grocery store croissant look like it just came from a fancy boulangerie? Or how to make a 2 day old doughnut look like a million bucks? Learn styling tips and tricks from Alisha Johns (aka @alishylishy with 40k+ followers on Instagram) of LISH Creative who makes food look like a million bucks on the regular. This workshop will feature a hands-on demo where you'll get to style and shoot desserts alongside Alisha!
How to Start a Food Blog and Take Beautiful Photos with @HusbandsThatCook
Want to start your own food blog or Instagram but don't know where to start? And if you already started, how do you grow your following or up your photo game? Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez of @HusbandsThatCook with 30k+ followers are two husbands cooking together, and finalists for the 2016 Saveur Awards for Best How-To Blog. In just two years since starting the blog, their work has been featured by Whole Foods, Huffpost Taste, Better Homes & Gardens, Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, and more. Learn the secrets to Adam and Ryan's success, from getting started to food photography to growing your following.
DIY: Dessert Embroidery with Makers Mess
Have you ever wanted to embroider desserts on, basically, everything? (*Raises hands*) In this workshop, you will learn to embroider yummy desserts onto a super sweet hemstitched linen cocktail napkin, the perfect accessory for indulging in your favorite treats! You will learn various stitches and techniques to help you capture line, depth and texture, and which will come in handy for all your future embroidery projects, whether or not they are food based. Perfect for beginner and intermediate students. All materials are included!
How to Make Stop Motion Videos with @cheeky_home
Learn how to make super fun, entertaining and addictive stop motion videos from Michelle Nguyen, who styles and shoots beautiful content for @cheeky_home. You'll learn how to plan out your videos, lighting tips and how to create stop-motion videos right from your iPhone without fancy video editing software.
How to Start a Food Business with @teebsiepops
Ever fantasized about quitting your day job and starting a food business? Julia Taylor-Brown of Teebsie started from the bottom, and now they're here, with some of the best popsicles and natural sweets in the city and an incredibly successful business. Julia will share detailed steps on what you need to get started, from setting up a business to creating a product, and finally, getting customers!
Round up the #DessertSquad and bring your stretchy pants. This is going to be the ultimate cheat day of the year.
Ticket release dates
Set your calendars!
April 26, 2017 - Early Bird Tickets ($10)
May 10, 2017 - General Admission Tickets ($15) & Workshop Tickets ($50)
We offer 2 types of tickets:
1. GENERAL ADMISSION
General admission includes entry into the event at your scheduled time for 1.5 hours. Your ticket also includes:
Access to a drool-worthy roundup of 30+ of the best dessert vendors with desserts available for purchase
Instagram lounge specifically decorated for dessert photography (#omgdessertgoals)
Sweet free candy tastings from Dylan's Candy Bar. Yes, you read that right. Free. Candy.
Free Boxed Water (because #BoxedWaterIsBetter).
Free almond milk and juices from Califia Farms.
A can of High Brew coffee to compliment your sweets.
A savory Salt Bar to "cleanse your palette" between sweet bites so you can indulge on more
Other complimentary treats from our partners