The idea of aisles of sugary confections and lavish cakes can make a sweet tooth drool. If this dream of decadence makes your mouth water, the America's Baking and Sweets Show is for you.
November 15 through the 17, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel will host some of the nations most delicious sweets, treats and desserts. Open to the public, this show will highlight a variety of items for the holiday season, celebrations or just a moment to indulge.
The theme of this year's show is Alice in Wonderland. With this theme, exhibitors will showcase magical, imaginative and creative ideas for baked goods, the art of baking and decadent, sweet comfort foods. Since Alice was told to "eat me" guests are encouraged to explore, discover and shop for the most delectable and hottest trends from exhibitors with a passion for the baked and sweet. Competitions for are held throughout the three days for both master chefs and passionate bakers.
For the foodie who enjoy learning about the craft, multiple celebrity chefs will appear throughout the three day event. Friday welcomes CBS's America's Top Amateur Baker Brian Emmett and Geraldine Randlesome. Ms. Randlesome has 30 years of cake designing experience and has been voted one of Top Ten Cake Designers in North America. Saturday features acclaimed pastry chef, Gale Gand. Notable chef and restauranteur, Ms. Gand hosts a Food Network and Cooking Channel's Sweet Dreams and has appeared on Iron Chef America, Martha Stewart, Baking With Julia (Child), Oprah as well as acting as judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef Just Desserts. Sunday, the final day of the show, ends with Chef Duff Goldman. This Food Network personality is best known for the series Ace of Cakes. Chef Duff sells a line of bakeware and baking products.
America’s Baking and Sweets Show is the United States’ first and largest consumer show dedicated to everything baked and sweet. Show hours: Friday, November 15 – 11am to 9pm; Saturday, November 16 – 10am to 6pm; and Sunday, November 17 – 10am to 6pm. Admission: One day – $15 adult, $10 senior (65+) and student (13-17); Friday show special, $6 for students and teachers with valid identification; three-day pass - $30. For more information, visit www.americasbakingandsweetsshow.com.