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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After nearly six months in development, my new Kitchen Club Collection has arrived! Here’s an overview of some of the cookies you can make with my first kit in the collection, which released just in time for Halloween. Complete with stencils, cutters, and even an instructional video, each kit will provide all you need to make wonderfully rich and layered 2-D, and often 3-D, stenciled cookie designs. 

Stay tuned for more holiday releases in October and November! I hope you love my new club and kits as much as I loved designing them for you! – Julia