PICTORIAL: 2019 LA Cookie Con brings sweet selection of experiences, ‘Nutcracker’ tribute cake

In celebration of the home release of THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, Disney was a big partner for the fifth annual LA COOKIE CON this past weekend where they featured renowned pâtissier and chef, Adriano Zumbo. The fruit of this collaboration was a stunning cake that takes cues from the holiday film.

Zumbo — who is perhaps best known for his challenging desserts on “MasterChef Australia” and Netflix’s “Sugar Rush” — crafted the confection with a bunch of clever tributes to the film. Aside from the stunning appearance of the cake — with obvious nods such as the Nutcracker’s hat, the flowers, sweets, and snowflakes — the inside of the cake was equally as interesting.

  • Ginger Cake, soaked in ginger beer syrup — A tribute to Mother Ginger
  • Chocolate Forest Cake — A tribute to the forest around the four realms
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Candy Jam with raspberries, strawberries, and other candies and jellies  — A tribute to the Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Vanilla-Rose Castriano buttercream — A tribute to the Land of Flowers
  • Candies and fresh flowers sit atop the cake along with a custom candy mouse, key, owl, and egg paying tribute to various story elements from the film

How do you NOT want to taste that? Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get a taste but here’s Zumbo and his final creation:

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THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS is available now on Blu-ray and Digital!

Around LA Cookie Con

It was our first time visiting LA Cookie Con which celebrated its fifth anniversary this year and we found a sweet little event with fun sights and tastes.


Zumbo was on hand during the event hosting a Kid’s competition and also doing meet and greets with fans. You can see him here in a video making his beautiful cake. Behind the video is the Nutcracker sweets selfie wall.

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Although it doesn’t necessarily have a SWEET connection, the Pizza Planet Truck was on display at the convention along with a BACK TO THE FUTURE DeLorean and JURASSIC PARK jeep.

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Otherwise, the event was similar to what we’ve experienced with other cons like Comic-Con but with a lot more free samples of cookies, drinks, and other sweets!

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Stages around the event offered demos all day long.

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Booths also offered demos such as this one with the Bakers Bodega Express which made beautiful edible gelatin creations.


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Author: Joey Inigo

I have been a part of MouseInfo.com since 2003. I enjoy visiting the Happiest Place on Earth and am happy to talk about Disney Parks all day long.

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