Overview: As many of you know, Julia was intending to teach these new and very fun 3-D cacti cookie containers at That Takes the Cake Show at the end of February. But, sadly, that show was canceled due to COVID, and so, with it, was her hands-on, in-person class. However, there is a silver lining to this cloud! Julia is now teaching this (somewhat) streamlined version of it online on March 19 and 20, 2022. And early bird registration is now open! If you sign up with code EARLYBIRD before March 5 (5 pm CST), you’ll get 15% off both general admission and VIP tickets.

All students will make the large spherical container with cacti and succulents (pictured top left). In addition to the tremendous learning that’s characteristic of all of her classes, Julia also has special sessions planned for VIPs (where they’ll make a second 3-D container) and assorted product discounts and perks for everyone.

Skill Level: All levels; Julia will tailor her pace and instruction so that even beginning decorators can follow along.

Prerequisites: No 3-D cookie experience is necessary, though experience and comfort with royal icing is quite helpful.

What You’ll Learn (~11+ Techniques):

  • Contoured cookies (cylinders, domes, and contoured rings)
  • Modeled and contoured cookie pops
  • Dipping
  • Basic painting (to cover bare cookies)
  • Contoured and regular royal icing transfers
  • Precision-piping
  • Piping on contoured surfaces (cacti, succulents, and containers)
  • Modeling chocolate and fondant wraps and trims
  • Rubber-stamped fondant appliqués
  • Airbrushing and stenciling on fondant (OPTIONAL)
  • 3-D assembly (spheres and cylinders)
  • Edible lace (aka wraps and trims; VIPs ONLY)

Other Notes: Students must supply their own tools and cookies if they want to follow along with Julia. Detailed supply lists, recipes, and class outlines will be sent automatically as soon as you register on Eventbrite, so look for that confirmation email! It will direct you to Julia’s “online event page” on Eventbrite where you’ll find links to all of the info needed for class. If you can’t make the live class, registration also gives you forever-access to the class video recordings.

To Register: Simply click on the “REGISTER NOW!” button to be taken to Eventbrite. Please read all of the details there, and remember to use the coupon code EARLYBIRD before March 5 (5 pm CST) to get 15% off all ticket types. IMPORTANT: Enter the coupon code on the Eventbrite page where you select your desired registration type; there is a small blue “enter promo code” link at the top of that page. Do not advance to the payment page until you’ve applied the coupon code and see the discount reflected in the class price.

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