Blog: Studio Classes

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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Mais Flores Com Julia

Overview: Join Julia as she returns to one of her favorite places – São Paulo, Brazil – in April 2023! She’ll be conducting two two-day classes, and, in this second in the series, students will make more flowers (mais flores!), namely clematis

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Flores Com Julia

Overview: Join Julia as she returns to one of her favorite places – São Paulo, Brazil – in April 2023! She’ll be conducting two two-day classes, and, in this first in the series, students will make a gorgeous stenciled double-decker heart

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3-D Castle Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This intermediate to advanced course is part five in a five-part series of courses conducted both in

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3-D Cake Stand Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This beginner to intermediate course is part four in a five-part series of courses conducted both in

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3-D Pocket Watch Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This intermediate course is part three in a five-part series of courses conducted both in person at

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3-D Jewelry Box Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This beginner course is part one in a five-part series of courses conducted both in person at

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3-D Hot Air Balloon Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This beginner-intermediate course is part two in a five-part series of courses conducted both in person at

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3-D Cacti Container Garden

Overview: Yes, they’re cookies – even the cacti and succulents! Everyone – from beginners to advanced decorators – will take away useful lessons from this hands-on class at SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo, as Julia steps through everything from how to

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3-D Cacti Container Garden – CANCELED

Important Update: Unfortunately, That Takes the Cake Show canceled on January 16 due to COVID, and so this class was also canceled! But there’s good news: Julia has relaunched it in Zoom format on March 19 and 20, 2022. Check out

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Luxe Layers

Overview: Stencils can sometimes lead to cookie-cutter designs, but, in this one-day hands-on class at the International Cake Show Australia (ICSA), Julia demonstrates that stenciled cookies can be just as unpredictable and original as any other type of cookie – plus

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Cookie Decorating Fundamentals

Overview: Take your cookie decorating skills to new levels in this one-day hands-on fundamentals class in Brisbane, Australia at the International Cake Show Australia (ICSA), hosted by the Australian Cake Artists & Decorators Association (ACADA)! In this first course in

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Mastering 3-D Cookies

Overview: Join Julia in Brisbane, Australia at the International Cake Show Australia (ICSA), hosted by the Australian Cake Artists & Decorators Association (ACADA)! In this last two-day course in her series of three classes at ICSA, Julia will guide students

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After nearly six months in development, my new Kitchen Club Collection has arrived! Here’s an overview of some of the cookies you can make with my first kit in the collection, which released just in time for Halloween. Complete with stencils, cutters, and even an instructional video, each kit will provide all you need to make wonderfully rich and layered 2-D, and often 3-D, stenciled cookie designs. 

Stay tuned for more holiday releases in October and November! I hope you love my new club and kits as much as I loved designing them for you! – Julia