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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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Get Your Questions Answered!

Not sure what skill level classification you should choose? Still not clear about where and how to register? No worries! On July 7, you can get all of your lingering competition questions answered

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2022 Reg is Open!

Woo hoo! Reg is now officially open for the second virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™. But before you jump to register, read all of the important competition info here

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Stencil Line Makeover

After six years of wonderful business as usual, I’m changing up my stencil line! There won’t be an April 2022 release, but there’s something better in store coming soon

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JSA x JULIA Part 4

Wow! The projects made by my JSA students in their new 3-D cookie course keep getting better and better. Learn more about the latest JSA x JULIA course in this series

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