The first annual Dessert Oasis — A Quest for the Fountain of Sweets benefiting Divine Choices will be held on Sunday, June 26th from 11am to 4pm. Hosted by Sweet Style Productions, this dessert tasting extravaganza will satisfy every type of sweet tooth in Orange County.
This event will brings together Orange County’s finest dessert makers for all attendees to taste and bring home the treats in a customized baker’s box. With about 75 vendors on hand, they anticipate to bring community awareness to the public about Divine Choices’ vision to stop sexual abuse and child exploitation within our neighborhoods, communities and around the world. Their mission is to educate and inspire survivors of sexual abuse through awareness-prevention and leadership empowerment training. Divine Choices helps people deal with the past and look to the future with positive expectation.
The festivities will include a variety of dessert vendors, food related products, accessories/jewelry, etc. There will be a silent auction, raffle, music and fashion show, featuring dessert inspired fashion. Lastly, a dessert contest will take place featuring guest judge Chris Russom of Christopher Garren’s Let Them Eat Cake featured
on We tv’s Amazing Wedding Cakes; Annette Starbuck founder of Goodie
Girls and Nina Rodecker founder/mompreneur of Tasty Clouds.
Today is the last day to purchase General Admission tickets at $35, however, Sweet Style Productions has offered me two tickets to give away to my readers. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your favorite dessert is and who makes it and you will qualify to enter the drawing on Monday June 20, 2011
For more information please go to:
Sweet Style Productions’ website
Event will be held at:
Sports Club LA
1980 Main Stree
Irvine, CA 92614
Sunday June 26th
11am to 4pm
Aileen Fletcher says
My all time favorite dessert is a Pistachio Macaroon from ‘Lette (Paulette)
Oh man, this is hard.
I really like the bacon bar at Animal & the butterscotch pudding at A Restaurant, as well as Bouchon Bakery macaroons.
Plus so much more.
Locally, I like Susie Cakes, ive yet to have a bad piece of cake there.
Macaroons at Bouchon in Vegas…yum, yum!
Closer to home, it’s the banana bread pudding at Enrique’s in Long Beach.
Andy Nguyen says
It’s not a hoity totiy dessert, but I do love the pizookies from BJ’s.
I love love love the seasonal orange cupcake at Frosted Cupcakery in Belmont Shore (Long Beach), CA. The cake part is moist and the frosting is not overly sweet. It really does taste like orange, and the white chocolate shavings add a nice touch of texture and pop.
I love all types of Chocolate Lava Cakes!!
Trina D. says
I love homemade pumpkin pie, from scratch.
Amazing desserts that didn’t come from my hand? Hard one… The macarons from Pistachio Vera in Columbus, Ohio are quite amazing. The banana bread pudding from Lola Gaspar in Santa Ana is a partial favorite while the creme brulee fired from Cafe Hiro in Cypress is absolutely to die for. The mini cupcakes are Miss Priss’ in Long Beach are amazing and innovative with a different presentation for regular flavors.
I’m a cobbler gal so the warm apple walnut cobbler at Houston’s (make sure you ask for 2 scoops of vanilla bean) or the mixed berry cobbler at Haute Cakes in Newport and again the 2 scoop vanilla bean is a must especially when the cobbler is served nice and warm. Instead of cake I usually get either of the above for my birthday 😉
Thanks for the update Anita. I have to read your blog more.
the Twinkie Tempura served at Curry Up Cafe in Woodland Hills, ca
here’s my pic of it the first time i got it!
awesome website btw!
Mad Hungry Woman says
awww thanks so much!
gus marks says
Il Cigaro @ La Opera … creme brule in a glass cigar ashtray with chocolate dipped cigar wafers, chocolate dipped strawberries and dusted with cocoa. YES!
Shalimar Zabanal says
I LOVE MACAROONS! Especially those from Bottega Louie in Downtown LA. NomNomNom! (Thanks for the opportunity! I’d love to go!)
Bryant Antonio says
I’m a big fan of halo-halo (a filipino dessert)! I especially love Gerry’s Grill’s Crispy Halo-Halo (nata de coco, macapuno and other ingredients of halo-halo wrapped in lumpia wrapper and fried)! Yum!
Mad Hungry Woman says
mmm Halo Halo is great!!
Antonio Verador says
My favorite dessert/snack is Macadamia Nut shortbread cookies from Hawai’i. Thank you very much for this contest.
Mad Hungry Woman says
YOU ARE THE WINNER
virginia strickland says
One of my favorite desserts would be the original deconstructed rocky road ice cream from Chego in LA. When Chef Roy was working the restaurant, it was literally perfection! Chocolate ice cream, salted almonds, creamy caramel with housemade marshmallow fluff and a unique candied cherry to top it off. I miss it!
Not in any particular order, but some of my top faves:
1. Strawberry croissant at Cream Pan
2. Che Ba Mau (3 bean dessert) at Brodard’s
3. Cinnamon Custard Danish at Pacific Whey
4. Cream Puffs at Le Croissant Dore
I love French 75’s Chocolate Souffle!
david layden says
a blancmange i had a the slanted door in san francisco..it was a delicate type of rice pudding bit it had cracked pepper and a few tiny basil leaves in, it was a welcome confusion in my mouth,,,
Jessica Go says
The Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity, it just hits the spot!
I love Creme Brulee Bread Pudding from Pacific Whey and any kind of bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cake
My current obsession is the Salted Caramel PushCake by Meringue Bake Shop at the OC Great Park Farmer’s Market. Sweet and salty layers upon layers of buttercream with really great vanilla cake. Yum. I could eat them every meal. Seriously.
Evelyn Lee says
I love all sugary goods, but I think my favorite dessert would be the Taiwanese brown sugar snow ice with 5 add-ins. I usually get pudding, boba, condensed milk, mango, and strawberry at Pa Pa Walk in San Gabriel. It is a mountain of delectable light fluffy milk ice and you are given brown sugar syrup to pour all over it… and the add-ins you choose are under that yummy pile of ice.
The best part is it is a great item to share with friends. One time we had two orders between 3 girls… I think I almost had a heart attack from the sugar rush!
Moo-lan Rouge from Chunk N Chip!
Ricotta mousse is one of my favorite desserts — recently discovered in a family-run restaurant a 200-person town in near Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy). Simple but heavenly!
Choosing one is hard. Would be in heaven at a Viennese dessert table. The Sacher Hotel’s Sacher or Punsch Torte is always a fave. This is accompanied, of course, by strong Viennese coffee.
Mad Hungry Woman says
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED THE COMPETITION! WINNER IS ANTONIO VERADOR! CONGRATULATIONS.