Classes & Events: Competitions

In addition to organizing her namesake Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ each year, Julia oversees the bimonthly Practice Bakes Perfect challenges on her site Cookie Connection and routinely judges for the country’s best cake shows and online international competitions, including the prestigious Cake Masters Magazine and American Cake Awards. Here, you’ll find all of the ongoing and past competitions, challenges, and awards programs in which Julia has been involved since 2021. Julia firmly believes that competition plays a vital role in advancing both individual and industry-wide skills, so she hopes you’ll join the fun and learning that takes place at these events.

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Past Competitions

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Literally! With my in-depth heart box tutorial, you can have this stunning heart cookie and later eat it too! From now until Valentine’s Day (midnight CT), get 25% off this 3-D cookie lesson using code HEARTBOX25 at checkout. 

Originally recorded as a Facebook Live for the prestigious Cake International, this tutorial includes over two hours of instruction (complete with live student Q&A) and an extensive 20-page class handout with recipes, inspiration images, sources, and technique tips. Happy (early) Valentine’s Day, and live sweetly! – Julia