Treat yo self over two back-to-back weekends at Dessert Goals Festival, a celebration of all things sweet. This candyland fest will take on a curated Tie Dye Tiki-theme — which is taking place November 9th-10th and November 16th-17th at Evolve Project in Los Angeles — the event will feature dozens of talented vendors, many of whom are some of Orange County’s best confectioners. Here’s who you should check out.
If you’ve never experienced the deliciousness of a crepe cake, now’s the time. These beautiful cakes consist of 25 layers and are sweet, creamy, and surprisingly light.
Pacific Organic Pops
Channel your inner child with Pacific Organic Pops. The popsicle makers offer handcrafted fruit pops, wellness pops (think citrus cure and hydrate), cream pops, dairy free pops, and cookie pops that are free of artificial flavors and sweeteners.
Smallcakes: Cupcakery & Creamery
This Westminster bakeshop whips up cupcakes that are almost too pretty to eat. You’ll find fun flavors such as lemon drop, red velvet topped with cream cheese frosting and the hot fudge sunday, a chocolate cake with their signature buttercream frosting, chopped peanuts, hot fudge and a cherry on top.
The Dirty Cookie
The Dirty Cookie has been featured at numerous OC Weekly events and is our favorite non-traditional cookie to indulge in. The cookie shot glass containers can hold whatever you’re craving – think milk, cold-brew coffee, ice cream, even your favorite spirit.
Orange County cult ice cream shop Afters will be slinging their infamous milky buns that begin with your choice of ice cream and toppings, then gets stuffed and sealed into a glazed or plain donut.
L.A.-based mother-and-son pie proprietors Becky Grasley and Matthew Heffner offer deliciously unique, made-from-scratch-by-hand-daily creations. Their seasonal Mexican chocolate pie charms our sweet-tooth with a pie version of the beloved hot drink. A classic buttery graham cracker base lends the right amount of sweetness and crunch to the dense, fudge-like filling. Cinnamon, nutmeg and pasilla peppers are blended together, creating a crystallized texture evocative of a slab of Mexican chocolate. The pie is then topped with a thick dollop of house-made espresso whipped cream, completing the cacao experience.
General admission tickets are on sale now for $15 on Eventbrite. Available for $35, “Extra Sugar Rush” tickets include an additional 30 minutes inside the festival plus a gift bag during the Sunday 11:30 a.m. timeslots. Chase Sapphire Preferred® and Sapphire Reserve® cardmembers can purchase tickets through Experiences.Chase.com to enjoy front of line entrance to the event, tokens for complimentary desserts worth up to $30, as well as access to a cardmember lounge. See you there!
Cynthia Rebolledo covers anything and everything food, culture and spirits.