This year’s event will include a ‘Sweet Demonstration Stage’ sponsored by New Jersey Restaurant Equipment Corp., which is the tri-state area’s largest supplier of new and used restaurant equipment (www.njrecorp.com). On this stage, award winning bakers and sweet entrepreneurs will demonstrate some of their most popular sugary concoctions. A cake decorating demonstration by Blue Sheep Bake Shop (bluesheepbakeshop.myshopify.com) will showcase some of the newest design trends in cake decorating. Hipatia Lopez inventor of The Empanada Fork (EmpanadaFork.com) will demonstrate how it can also create delectable pastries. Krystina A. Gianaris of award winning cake studio Cake & Co.
(www.CakeandCoNJ.com ) will skillfully demonstrate the technique of fondant ruffles. Jennifer Welter of Shore Cake Supply (www.shorecakesupply.com) will demonstrate creating a sparkling tiara with gumpaste. And young entrepreneur Mr. Cory, of Mr. Cory’s Cookies (www.MrCoryscookies.com), will offer a young entrepreneurs presentation. Hands-on activities for the kid’s include a cupcake decorating class presented by Blue Sheep Bakeshop. And let’s not forget about the adults! 2 Chicks With Chocolate (www.2ChickswithChocolate.com) will be presenting a special gourmet chocolate workshop that is for adults only.
The best part, however, will be the sweet samplings and goodies for sale that everyone can enjoy. Just a few of them include:
-Award-winning pastries by La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe www.Labon.com
-Artisan chocolates by 2 Chicks With Chocolate www.2ChicksWithChocolate.com
-Award-winning decadent cookies by Wild Lizzy's www.WildLizzys.com
-Pure maple flavored trail mix by Lakeside Maple www.LakesideMaple.com
-Artisan jams by Jams By Kim www.JamsbyKim.com.
-Sweet Dreams Mini Donuts, creator of Donut's For Grown Ups www.sweetdreamsminidonuts.com winner of The 2013 Peoples Choice/Best of Show Award will return to defeat his sweet title.
Our participants and sponsors have a golden opportunity to gain exposure for their brand, network with others in the industry, create new business relationships and engage with customers. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Community Food Bank of New Jersey & Elijah’s Promise.
Some of this year’s sponsors include:
VIP Sweet Swag Reusable Bags Sponsored by Shiprite Inc. Make a Sweet Statement Customize Your Bags. www.ShipRiteBags.com
Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Ala Mode, Vegan Dessert Mode & Sweet As Vegan Pie to be released October , www.MySweetVegan.com
Lisa Papademetrious, author of the Confectionately Yours book series www.lisapapa.com Lynlee North Beckett author of Sweet & Unique Cupcake Topper.
"Most Unique Tablescape" Award, sponsored by Shore Cake Supply www.shorecakesupply.com
New Jersey 1450 WCTC talk radio, www.wctcam.com
Boozy Burbs www.boozyburbs.com
Empanada Fork www.EmpanadaFork.com
Dessert Professional Magazine, www.dessertprofessional.com (http://www.EmpanadaFork.com)
American Cake Decorating Magazine, americancakedecorating.com
Tickets for the 2014 Sweet Escape:NJ Confection & Dessert Tasting Expo are now on sale. Children’s tickets are $15 this includes Blue Sheep Bakeshops cupcake workshop (2:15pm or 3:15pm). General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are available for $65 includes 2Chicks With Chocolate Workshop (Limited seating 2:30pm ) with an array of door prizes . For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.njdesserttastingexpo.com & NJDessertTastingExpo.BrownPaperTickets.com
Location: Kean University 1000 Morris Avenue, Union New Jersey
Date: August 24, 2014
Event Website: www.NJDessertTastingExpo.com
Media Inquiries: Atasha Scott, Bianca Stephenson