Blog: Julia M. Usher

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Kitchen Club Release #4

CLASSIC HEART BOX KITS! Yes, that’s plural! I’ve got two stunning 3-D floral designs that make use of a new nine-cutter set in my Kitchen Club Collection. I hope this news makes your heart sing

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Roar-some Stencil Savings

Pardon the pun – I just can’t help myself sometimes! LOL. Anyway, that’s just my way of boldly announcing my next awesome stencil sale. See the details here

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Who’s Judging in 2023?

The faces on my judging team are a little different this year, but the collective talent and experience level are as high as ever. Say hello to the talented cookiers who will be evaluating entries in the 2023 in-person edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition

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Let’s Set Another Record

In 2022, sponsors of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ raised a record-breaking $20,000 to support cookiers and the advancement of their art. I challenge you to help take this number over the top again this year

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Love Is in the Air

Still in New Year’s vacation mode and procrastinating on your Valentine’s Day cookie designs? You’ll fall head over heels for this stencil sale because it’s sure to kickstart your creativity

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Have a Heart

Yes, you can have this heart and then eat it too! But not until you’ve admired its resplendent beauty for a respectable period of time! To learn how to make it, check out my tutorial, which is currently on sale

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My 2023 Competition Is Here!

Didn’t get a chance to compete in Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ in 2022? No worries, the 2023 competition has arrived with more great opportunities to test your cookie-decorating chops

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Hello, 2023

Eager to see 2022 come to a close? Yeah, I suspect I’m not the only one, so I’m here to help you slide into 2023 in style! Check out my latest stencil sale starting on December 13

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Bauble Beauty

I’m a sucker for edibles that can double as party décor, particularly during the busy holiday season. Not so sure? Check out my favorite holiday cookie tutorial, now on sale, and I think you’ll end up a convert.

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Drumroll, Please!

At long last, it’s the time so many of you have been waiting for – the grand winner reveal in the second virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition

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12 Days of Christmas

Feeling like you missed out on much of the great Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings of last week? I know, sometimes life just gets in the way, preventing us from doing the things we had intended to do. But the good news is you can make up for any lost opportunity with what’s in this post

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Cyber Monday Trio

My Cyber Monday is super special this year because I’ve got not one sale, but three very special ones to help your ring in the holiday season. Read on to see the other two

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Holiday Stencil Sales

One can never have enough Black Friday sales! Don’t you agree?! In addition to the one I already announced with 25% savings on my online tutorials, here’s another treat for you

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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