The event, which will take place at Soho Studios, will be similar to last year's, presenting more than 50 local food vendors. Thousands of samplings will be on offer; organizers expect a turnout of a thousand attendees.
Those visitors can expect numerous stands stocked with cupcakes, cookies, brownies, doughnuts, and other confections. Several vendors will serve gluten-free and vegan options. Confirmed participants include Phenomenom Cookies, Sweet Melody Ice Cream, Circus Eats, and Gelato Go.
As with previous editions of Dessert Wars, guests will receive a ballot to rank every vendor on a scale of one to three. The vendor with the highest score will be crowned this year's champion.
On the heels of a successful event in Tampa in February, Dessert Wars founder Brad Matthews plans to expand the festival beyond Florida to Atlanta, Nashville, and New York.
General admission, which costs $35, includes a limited number of vouchers that can be exchanged for dessert samples. A $60 VIP ticket includes samplings from all vendors and early entry at 4 p.m. Each ticket also includes a to-go box to stash a few treats for the road.
Dessert Wars. 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Soho Studios, 2136 NW First Ave., Miami; dessertwarsmiami.com. Tickets cost $35 to $60 via eventbrite.com.