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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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A Royal Deal

Just because you’re fit to be a princess, if not a queen, I’ve got a special gift for you that’s commensurate with your stature

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Important Schedule Change

Wishing you had more time to create for my competition? Well, you’re in luck. An unexpected set of circumstances for me means more prep days for you

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Meet the Judges

So, who are the remarkable cookiers that will judge my competition entries this year? These faces may very well be familiar to you

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JSA x JULIA Part 5

Part 5 of my JSA x JULIA 3-D cookie course series is here! And, wow, the JSA trainers never cease to amaze me. They came up with a most spectacular project for the course finale

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Just Do It!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my competition isn’t about winning. Sure, that would be nice, but there are better reasons to compete. Hear what they are from last year’s winner in the 2-D Cookie category

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Live with Laura Replay

If you missed my live with judge Laura Saporiti on July 25, there’s no reason to fret. You can capture all of the gems that she and I shared about the judging process in this handy replay video

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Live with Laura

Wondering what my competition judges look for (and don’t look for) in entries?! Wonder no more! Judge Laura Saporiti and I will tell all in our next Facebook live Q&A

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My New Site Has Arrived!

There’s no denying that my new site has been a long time coming, but I hope you’ll find it worth the wait. Read on to learn more about its key features and to “unwrap” your special launch gift

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You Asked, We Answered!

Yes, that’s exactly what happened on July 7 in our live competition Q&A with judge Sandie Beltran. Read on for the très informative video replay

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Show Our Sponsors Your Love!

Send your love to the 17 special companies who are responsible for our record-breaking $19,000 in prizes this year. And consider contributing yourself! There’s still plenty of time to make your mark on the cookie competition of the year

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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