Blog: Julia M. Usher

Need one of Julia’s foolproof recipes? Some stunning cookie decorating ideas? Or a quick fix on Julia’s latest news and events? Well then, you’re in the right place! Here, you can stay up-to-the-minute current on everything that’s happening in Julia’s kitchen and studio – and in that always-churning mind of hers! IMPORTANT: Julia is still formatting blog entries prior to 2021 to conform to the new site layout. Please don’t be surprised if some back entries look a little wacky, and please be patient as she edits them over time.
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Slice of Paradise

Yes, that’s exactly what this sale provides – a sweet walk along sun-drenched, palm tree-lined beaches, all from the comfort of your own kitchen! And all made possible with savings on the most fabulous tropical-themed stencils

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Fun Fourth Sale

I know this sale is a wee bit early, but while I was in the Memorial Day mood, I decided we ought to celebrate our country in addition to its heroes

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The End of An Era

Today I have a bittersweet announcement that all of my dear Kitchen Club members and stencil customers should hear, so please read on

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Do It For Dad!

And do it with cookies! While spa treatments and massages might not be the answer, Dad deserves some pampering on his big day too, just like Mom. Cookies are a guaranteed winner especially when decorated with stencils that are 10% off

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Seventh Watch-Learn-Create Challenge

Don’t get too comfortable! The latest Cookie Connection challenge has an interesting twist. Though one thing remains certain: it provides a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best in the cookie business

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Live Happily Ever After

And so you shall, especially if you say “I do” to my latest stencil sale, which offers standout savings on both my and my partner’s wedding and bridal shower stencils

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Send Mom Some Cookie Love

What better gift for mom on Mother’s Day than beautifully stenciled cookies conveying expressions of your undying love and gratitude?! And I’ve got just the gift to help you make that gift

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Spring to It

Hold onto your piping bags, cookiers, because this sale is one of my biggest ever – not just in terms of its duration, but also because of the vastness of what it encompasses! What are you waiting for?! Read on

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Get a Jump on Easter

Why not dash the winter doldrums and spring into Easter a bit early with me? As you might have guessed, I have just the sale to get you hopping headlong into your Easter cookies

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2024 Sponsor Offering

It’s incredible sponsor companies that bring the best of prizes to Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ each year. Last year, prizes approached $18,000, and, this year, the competition aims to do even better for our winners. But I need your help.

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Sixth Watch-Learn-Create Challenge

Vintage-style piped swags, ruffles, and borders are all the rage right now, so I’m thrilled to present this very of-the-moment Cookie Connection decorating challenge this month. I’m even more thrilled to reveal its incredible featured guest – a cookier known and loved the world over

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Ready for It?

My judges and I are certainly ready for the 2024 Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™, and you soon will be too! Here you can see the schedule for this competition season. You might even catch a hint of the theme

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What’s Not to Love?!

I’ve worked hard over the last year to build my new tutorial library, and I’m loving how it’s beginning to take shape. This month’s sale is designed to give you a very sweet taste of it, and to leave you loving it too

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Ooh la la!

What’s nicer than a little love to kick off the New Year? Not much, IMO, which is why I’m spreading those vibes with my first stencil sale of 2024. Hugs, kisses, and stencils to you

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Champagne or Caviar?

Or how about festive noisemakers or sparkly confetti? Personally, I like to celebrate the New Year with something else – and I think you’ll like it too

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