In 2008, Julia was honored with an invitation to join the very exclusive Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) as a founding member of the St. Louis, Missouri chapter. Considered the preeminent global professional association for women leaders in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries, LDEI is quite selective about those it asks to join its ranks. Members are drawn from the highest echelons of the food world, and are expected to inspire and advance other women in the food industry through demonstrated excellence in leadership and philanthropy.



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