Julia couldn’t have been more excited to announce the second featured instructor in her Watch-Learn-Create series! Hosted by Manu Pezzopane on Julia’s community-based site Cookie Connection, these challenges kick off every two months with an instructional video by a noted cookie artist that’s designed to inspire you to create a skill-stretching project of your own. This time, that noted cookie artist was none other than world-renowned Evelindecora, aka Evelin Milanesi! (Just wow, right?!) In her free demo, Evelin shared all of the fine points behind her signature piped crochet technique (pictured here); then she challenged cookiers to make an original project using her methods on an unexpected cookie shape.

The challenge closed on January 7, 2023, with lots of impressive entries! Please visit Cookie Connection to see those entries and a more complete challenge recap. To view Evelin’s video, which will remain on Cookie Connection for posterity even though the challenge is over, click on the “LEARN MORE” button, and you’ll be taken to the Challenge #52 kickoff post on Cookie Connection. While you’re on the site, please peruse the rest of it and consider becoming a member (it’s free!). Just click the “JOIN NOW” button on the Cookie Connection home page and follow the prompts.