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Food

Sweet, There's A Cookie Convention Returning To L.A.

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Mmmm....cooookies. (Photo via LA Cookie Con/Facebook)
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Get your sweet tooth and baking sheets ready, there's a massive cookie convention returning to L.A. this winter.

The second annual LA Cookie Con is heading to the LA Convention Center from Feb. 6 to 7, 2016, and this year's baking blitz is expected to be even bigger than the first. Way more than just cookies, the two-day, dessert-centric event will feature samples, demos and classes from local and celebrity bakers, baking and decorating competitions, a charity raffle and more. Last year's convention sold out, so if you plan to take part in some seriously sugary indulgence, you'll probably want to grab your tickets soon. You'll also save with an early bird discount of $17 a day now, compared to $25 per day closer to the event.

Upon admission to the LA Cookie Con, you'll have your pick of hundreds of free samples of not only cookies, cakes pastries and candies, but also ice cream and beverages. And there will be something sweet for everyone, including plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. And if you're looking to upgrade your Cookie Con experience, VIP weekend packages ($50 until they run out) are also available. The package includes early entrance, access to two VIP rooms with exclusive bites and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a swag bag loaded with goodies and more.

Those looking to hone their culinary skills will also have a chance to participate in a range of workshops and demos. Programs will be offered for beginners to advanced participants, covering a wide range of topics for baking and decorating, as well as raw and vegan desserts. Local and celebrity chefs from Food Network, MasterChef, TLC, YouTube and more, will also be there for demos, cookbook signings and to judge the baking contest. This year's guests and further information on the baking contest will be announced on theLA Cookie Con Instagram account.

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The LA Cookie Con will take place at the LA Convention Center located at 1201 South Figueroa St. in downtown LA. Tickets can be purchased online.

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