There is a dessert festival happening in Charlotte on August 12

By Stephanie Hoyt

July 19, 2017

This summer, on August 12, the inaugural Love Desserts Festival will be hosting some of Charlotte’s best pastry chefs and bakeries at Sugar Creek Brewing. Attendees will have feelings of childhood nostalgia as they enjoy delicious fun including a life-size pool of desserts, samples of sweet treats from select vendors, and limited supplies of Dunk-a-Roos, for those ‘90s babies. Some of Charlotte’s tastiest and most creative desserts will be available for sampling and for sale.

Love Desserts was founded by Katyann Mundy who was inspired by the sold-out, interactive “Museum of Ice Cream” in Los Angeles. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Mundy started as a vendor at cheerleading competitions and has extensive experience in large events. With more than eight years of vending experience, Mundy will be producing a high quality, stimulating event for vendors and attendees alike.

Love Desserts Festival founder Katyann Mundy

The Festival will offer a unique event that adults, children and friends can enjoy together, and will showcase sugary confections from over 25 bakeries, restaurants, food trucks and local vendors. Some neighborhood retailers to look forward to include King of Pops, Big View Bakery, Café Ganache food truck, GiGi’s Cupcakes and Ninety’s Ice Cream providing every dessert imaginable from popsicles to Kronuts. Ninety’s Ice Cream will bring their new yumee buns – hot glazed donuts filled with cold ice cream and topped with cereal, cookies and more as well as their new cookie dough pops. Other vendors will include Elmhurst Milk, Cookie Dough Bliss, ChocAChip, The Sweet Elements, Yappy Hour Bakery, Baked Well, Sticky Sweets Candy Apples, When Life Gives You Lemons, Snow Fluff Shavery and more.

Attendees can immerse themselves in sweets by sampling tasty confections, snapping selfies in the sugary photo booths, and even diving into a pool of desserts. Vendors will also join in the excitement and participate in the Extreme Dessert Contest where expert dessert makers will compete to construct the kookiest sweets imaginable. To complement all the sugary delights, Sugar Creek Brewing will be serving thirst-quenching beers throughout the afternoon.

Gigi’s Cupcakes

Love Desserts Festival is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with many complimentary tastings as well as treat bags for the first 100 attendees. There will be contests featuring participation by both attendees and vendors with prizes such as tickets to future Love Desserts’ events. This is a great opportunity to enjoy some of Charlotte’s best treats and support local bakeries and restaurants.

Love Desserts Festival happens on August 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sugar Creek Brewing. For more information visit,  @LoveDessertsCLT on Instagram and stay up on the event on facebook.

*Love Desserts is a proud CLTure event partner* 

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