Blog: Virtual 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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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 Christmas Candelabra Cookie

Overview: In this two-day, hands-on Zoom class, Julia will guide students step by step through the decorating and construction of a smaller version of her popular 3-D Christmas candelabra cookie (depicted below). Just think – you too can make this show-stopping

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Desert Drama: Cacti Cookie & More

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

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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 Cookie Pops (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 class, launched in 2023, is an add-on to JSA’s original five-part class series, and is

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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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Advance Your Airbrushing

Overview: Dodge the winter doldrums with Julia in this colorful pattern-filled cookie decorating class conducted on Zoom! Over one seven-hour day (eight hours for VIPs), you’ll get an A-to-Z intensive look at what it takes to create picture-perfect multicolor stencil

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Sights on Spring on Zoom

Overview: Dodge the winter doldrums with this flower-filled cookie decorating course with Julia, conducted on Zoom! Over two five- to six-hour days, you’ll learn the secrets behind Julia’s innovative piecework royal icing techniques as you make a stunning dimensional snowdrop cookie

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Love & Learn (Online)

Overview: Julia is thrilled to return to Spring Cookie-A-Thon as both a sponsor and an instructor. For those not in the know, Cookie-A-Thon is the world’s largest online cookie decorating event, spanning four days (March 14-17) and including over 50

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Ask Me Anything

Overview: Julia is super excited to return to Holiday Cookie-A-Thon as both an instructor and a sponsor. For those not in the know, Cookie-A-Thon is the world’s largest online cookie decorating event, spanning four days (November 2 to 5) and including

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3-D Snow Globe Cookie

Overview: Julia is thrilled to report that she’s returning to teach at The Bake Fest once again – this time for their special holiday edition! She has taught at this online event since its inception, and can’t endorse it highly enough. With

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Dogwood Cookie

Overview: After appearances at The Bake Fest in 2021 (the event’s debut) and again in 2022, Julia returns to the country’s largest virtual baking and decorating event in 2023! If you’ve ever had any hesitation about piping intricate details directly on cookies

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Advance Your Airbrushing

Overview: Julia makes her debut at Spring Cookie-A-Thon as both an instructor and a sponsor. For those not in the know, Cookie-A-Thon is the world’s largest online cookie decorating event, spanning four days (March 30 to April 2) and including over

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Advanced Cookie Decorating

Overview: After her appearance at The Bake Fest’s debut in 2021, Julia returns to the country’s biggest virtual baking and decorating event in 2022! This time, Julia is conducting a two-hour hands-on class with a surprise project soon to be announced.

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