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“Extras” is exactly that - extras! If it’s not a recipe, a project tutorial, or a party plan, you’ll find it here in this colorful catch-all part of my blog. In addition to the latest video releases to my newly revamped YouTube channel, Recipes for a Sweet Life, you’ll see new product announcements like my new app (woo hoo!), cookie challenges, giveaways, and other not-to-miss news!

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May 22, 2018

The New JULIA Airbrush System Is (Finally) Here!

The last several months leading up to this release have been a lot like the road trip my family took each summer to get to our vacation...

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April 18, 2018

Spring Cookie Stencil Roundup

As you may or may not know, I’ve been designing cookie stencils for about a year and a half now with the help of my design and...

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February 16, 2018

Video Release: "Egg Hunt" Dynamic Duos™ Stenciled Cookie

With Valentine’s Day already over (yikes, I can hardly believe it), it’s not too soon to start gearing up for the next big cookie holiday -...

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January 31, 2018

Video Release: Underwater Ephemera Collage Cookie

So why am I making this underwater cookie scene in the middle of one of the coldest winters on record?! Good question! It’s because I...

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January 25, 2018

Video Release: Valentine's Day Heart Box

Apart from decorating sweets, there’s little I like doing more than breathing new life into old things. There’s something about seeing...

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January 18, 2018

Video Release: Valentine's Day Collage Cookie

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, and, if you’ve been following my videos over the years, you know that I also like all...

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December 29, 2017

Video Release: 3-D New Year's Eve Ball Drop Cookie

Oh my, it’s hard to believe that another year is nearly over. But it is, and no amount of hoping for more time to fulfill last year’s...

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December 29, 2017

Video Release: 3-D Christmas Fireplace Cookie Accessories - A Companion Video

As I promised last week, this week I’m showing you all the secrets behind the mini edibles that decked the halls of my 3-D Christmas...

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December 23, 2017

Video Release: 3-D Christmas Fireplace Cookie

Better late than never, as they say! I love to go all-out at the Christmas holiday season, and this project is an example of one of those...

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September 5, 2017

Video Release: "Thank You" Prettier Plaques Stenciled Cookie

I’m back this week with another of my Prettier Plaques stenciled cookies using what I think is my new all-time favorite stencil set –...

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