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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Just in time for summer wedding season, my latest 3-D cake tutorial is sure to wow – though it hasn’t a single crumb of actual cake in it! It’s all cookie, modeling chocolate, and royal icing. Another plus: it’s a lot easier to make than it looks! Though my four-tier version embraces my more-is-more mentality, the project can easily be scaled down by making fewer tiers. My tutorial also details every single step so that even beginners can follow along.

To celebrate its launch, I’m offering 50% OFF ALL OF MY TUTORIALS AND CLASS RECORDINGS through June. Just use CODE WOW50 at checkout. – Julia