The conference was held at the Mountain Lake Hotel in Pembroke, Virginia.
The hotel was the location for the movie classic "Dirty Dancing", starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
I have been a big fan of the movie ever since I first saw it in 1987, so I was so excited to be there!
Mixed had so many generous corporate sponsors. KitchenAid, Dreamfields Pasta, OXO and Dixie Crystals were just a few of the amazing companies that that were represented.
I received a swag bag with all of these goodies when I first arrived and that was just the beginning!
The first night we attended a mixer with lots of cookie tasting.
My new friend Janet from The Army Mom made these adorable penguins.
Melanie from A Delicious Bite made Chocolate Expresso Snaps that were delish!
I love me some chocolate :)
Karyn from Pint Sized Baker made these beauties. I love the detail!
On Saturday we had a full day of sessions on photography, food styling, cookie and cake decorating just to name a few.
Marian from Sweetopia taught us now to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing and buttercream.
She is an AMAZING cookie decorator and is the sweetest person ever. I loved meeting her!
Next up was cake decorating with guess who?!?
Duff provided us with a huge assortment of cake decorating supplies to play with.
Katie of Katie's Cucina was my cake decorating partner.
We made an awesome team :)
Here's our finished cake. Isn't it pretty!
Duff was really helpful and so nice too.
Melanie has two blogs, four kids and is so fun to hang out with!
I learned so much and met several amazing new friends at Mixed.
It was a great experience and one that I will never forget!