Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition


In June 2021, Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ went online when That Takes the Cake Show, the usual home to Julia’s competition, canceled due to COVID. Talk about pivoting on a dime! In a few short months, Julia built all of the systems required to support the new virtual format, raised over $14,000 in prizes, and welcomed cookiers from all over the world to join the fun. Despite the challenging circumstances, both competitor and sponsor participation reached an all-time high. Julia also served as head judge overseeing the judging process of four other judges.


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