Earlier in 2022, Cookie Connection‘s popular Practice Bakes Perfect challenges got a makeover, and Challenge #51, which opened on July 20, is the first challenge bearing this brand new look. Woo hoo!

Hosted by longtime Cookie Connection contributor Manu Pezzopane, each challenge will now launch with an interactive video component that is designed to teach skills or techniques, and spur ideas for the ensuing challenge. With fewer rules and direct access to the cookie industry’s leading experts, these new challenges pose even greater opportunity for learning and growth than the widely lauded Practice Bakes Perfect series. The first featured guest is Julia with a challenge centered around the shaping and covering of 3-D cookies.

For more Challenge #51 information, including Julia’s kickoff video demonstration, click on the “LEARN MORE” button. Entries are due on October 4, 2022 (5 pm CDT), so there’s plenty of time to create. For the rationale behind the recent challenge makeover, see this Cookie Connection post. And 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.