Festival founders Miraya Berke and Liang Shi have expanded the festival into a weekend-long event to accommodate the city’s sweettooth population.
The spring edition of the festival will feature sweets from across the five boroughs. Vendors include Queens-based businesses such as Jae NYC Eats, specializing in artisanal twinkies inspired cakes, and Forest Hills’ modern Asian inspired cake shop, Silk Cakes.
Other unique treats include mochi ice cream from Mochidoki, savory ice cream cookie sandwich hybrids from Coolhaus and #Baonanas’ indulgent namesake banana pudding consisting of thick layers of cake, fresh bananas and pudding. And for this Instagram worthy event, Taiyaki NYC will serve up their now infamous fish-shaped waffle cones along with artisanal soft serve ice cream flavors such as matcha and black sesame.
In addition to the samples of sweets, Dessert Goals will feature a number of awe-inspiring interactive workshops.
Workshops include iPhoneography (how to take stunning photos with your iPhone) led by Minnie Kim of @eatingwithminnie; DSLR (how to take stunning photos with a DSLR) led by Dillon Burke of @threadsalt and Front of House; How to Style Beautiful Food Photos led by David Katz, freelance photographer and videographer and former Senior Video Editor at Tasting Table; How to Start a Food Instagram + Blog by Michelle Williams of @coffeeandchampagne; How to Grow Your Instagram Following led by Jeremy Jacobowitz of @brunchboys; and How to Video Like a Boss led by Lauren Magenta, Senior Video Content Strategist at Spoon University.
There will also be a rooftop lounge, illuminated coffee experience with Intelligentsia and Bodum, a free candy shop and a savory Salt Bar to "cleanse your palette" between sweet bites.
To top it all off, Dessert Goals and Viva La Juicy Sucré collaborated for The Sucré Garden, an Instagram garden dedicated specifically to visitors’ dessert photography needs. Because an Instagram garden puts the “goals” in Dessert Goals.
Ticket information will be available at dessertgoals.com. The festival will be held at the modern Dobbin St space at 64 Dobbin St. in Williamsburg.