Dreamy Creations Cupcakes 

 

Have you tried a Dreamy Creations  cupcake? I have and they are delicious. A couple years back, their food truck came to our location at work and of course, I fell in line to try a cupcake. I have to admit that I don’t remember which cupcake I bought, but I do remember it being very delicious! I also remembered liking the way that they packaged it. It was packaged very pretty in a little box with a sticker on it.

I didn’t eat it right away. I brought it home to share. Since nobody at home likes sweets the way I do, I actually ate the rest. It was the most pleasurable 15 minutes of that day. Ok, maybe it was more like 5 minutes. Anyway, that’s my memory of the last time I had a Dreamy Creations cupcake.

So you can imagine that since I was in the Northridge area recently ( in the San Fernando Valley in L.A.), I had to go the Dreamy Creations Bakery to get a cupcake.

The bakery is located at 19441 Business Center Dr. Unit 114 in Northridge, CA. It’s tucked away in a little street so you have to search for it. The bakery is so cute. My son and I went in to check out the cupcakes. I heard from a friend that her favorite is the Campfire cupcake. I later learned that this is their number one best seller. The Campfire cupcake is made with vanilla butter cake. It is topped with homemade sweet caramel frosting and covered in mini marshmallows. They toast the marshmallows on top so it’s kind of like a s’more!

I bought a Creme Brulee cupcake. OMG! It was delicious. A Creme Brulee cupcake is made with vanilla butter cake and topped with homemade custard. They also add some brûléed sugar on top. When I bought it, they took it to the back to torch it. I also got a side of french frosting. They usually suggest this to go on the side. It was yummy!

Dreamy Creations  list of daily cupcakes include salted caramel brownie, double chocolate brownie, banana caramel chip, vanilla milk chocolate, black and white, cinnamon sugar, cookies and cream, double vanilla, red velvet, strawberry and birthday cake.

If you go and check in from Yelp, you can get a coupon for 1 free sweet cake with any purchase.

Check out their website at Dreamycreations.com

and their Instagram  @dreamycreations

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2017 L.A. Cookie Con

We attended the L.A. Cookie Con and Sweets Show which was held at the L.A. Convention Center in Downtown L.A. This event takes place on February 18th and 19th. We went to the Saturday session on February 18th. The Cookie Con and Sweets Show is a great convention to attend if you are a baker or a sweets and baked goods lover (and who doesn’t love sweets ?!?)
At this convention, you have a chance to buy and sample baked goods and sweets, learn baking techniques, participate in classes and meet celebrity guests. This year, the celebrity guests included Food Network star Duff Goldman from “Cakemasters” and “Ace of Cakes”, online personality Elise Strachan of “My Cupcake Addiction” and Youtuber Rosanna Pansino of “Nerdy Nummies”.

We had a VIP Saturday pass admission. This VIP ticket allows you to be admitted at 9 a.m. before General Admission. It also includes an official tote bag and access to 2 VIP rooms. We arrived at around 8:45 and there was already a long line of VIPs waiting to enter the Cookie Con. They were all lined up along the wall and the line looked pretty long. We had to walk all the way to the registration booths first to get our tote bag and VIP wristband. In the tote bag was a unicorn cookie cutter and a go-go squeeze.  Then we had to fall back in line with the other VIPs. By this time, the VIP line had grown a great deal. We had to wait a long time. By the time we got in, it was already 10:00 a.m. I don’t know how this compares to the general admission tickets, but I feel that waiting for almost an hour to get in is way too long. I didn’t feel like a VIP, I felt like an RIP (Regular Important Person). I think what happened is that they sold ALOT of VIP tickets, so there were just too many of us. More people, longer line, longer wait.  And really, I don’t mind waiting, I think it is expected. However, if you buy a VIP ticket, there is probably an expectation that you get to breeze right in, not wait for almost an hour to get in. General admission is actually fine with me. But we were given the VIP tickets, so we were fortunate to have that experience. I am still grateful and it was totally worth the wait.

The entrance in went pretty fast once they opened the doors to us. Once in, we were handed a box to put all our sweets and goodies in. The first place we walked to was the Decorator’s Showcase Competition. The Dessert Table Championships theme was Sci-Fi and there were 3 categories: superhero, bizarre and wedding. The competition was hosted by Duff Goldman, Food Network star of “Ace of Cakes” and creator and executive chef of “Charm City Cakes”.

Here are some of the entries:

Sci Fi wedding by Shelbys Cookie Art (Instagram @Shelbyscookieart)

Avengers cake by Torrance Bakery.

E.T. by Elegant and Modern Design, LLC. (Instagram: @elegantandmodern)

After that, we headed over to the Kids Zone. Mad Cap Balloons had a booth so my son got a chef hat made from balloons.

Then we met Miss Melissa of Baking with Melissa. She is super nice! I was so excited to meet her because I’ve been following her on Instagram and I love what she does. She does in home baking parties for kids and teens. I love seeing her photos of happy kids baking, being creative and decorating cookies and cupcakes. At the covention, she had a cookie decorating booth for kids. Check out her Instagram @bakingwithmelissa.

Also at the Kids Zone, there was a Num Noms booth and giveaway!

My son, Josh and I spun the wheel and won some really cool prizes.I won a Num Noms starter pack and my son won a mystery pack!

Josh said that his favorite part about the convention was spinning the wheels at different booths and winning prizes. My favorite part was walking around and seeing what each booth had to offer.

I will definitely be back next year.

There will be another Cookie Con and Sweets Show coming up in San Diego. This one will be held on September 16th and 17th, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center. Go to sandiegocookiecon.com to check it out.

ME LOVE COOKIES!

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