Yes, that’s what I am – extra grateful! Thanks to several amazing sponsors, prizes for the 2023 return-to-in-person edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ are as impressive as ever. In record-breaking time (about half the usual), our sponsors rallied and raised $17,774 in prizes, of which over $8,000 is cash! Of course, there are still three weeks ’til competition time, so this number could get even bigger! (Pssst . . . if you’re interested in sponsoring, see the 2023 Sponsor Offering at the very end of this post.)

I am ever so thankful for each and every one of our 18 sponsor companies for supporting my endeavor to showcase the talent within the cookie community and to expand the skills and techniques that define cookie art. I encourage you to visit these companies’ sites and shops on our Friends page to show your appreciation most directly!

Also, just a little extra shout-out to our Gold Sponsors who went above and beyond by contributing to the highest of levels.  You can jump directly to their sites via each of the teal links under their logos below!

BRP Box Shop
Cake Masters Magazine
The Hungry Hippopotamus
Icing Images
Julia M. Usher, LLC
Learn to Cake with Susan Trianos
Miss Cookie Packaging
Sweet Bite App

Now, if you haven’t yet registered to enter, the logical question is, “Why not?!”  The learning is immeasurable; the feedback from our esteemed judges is invaluable; and these prizes are completely over the top, are they not?! Entries aren’t due until the start of That Takes the Cake (TTTC) Show on March 31, so you still have time to give it a shot! Links to competition rules and registration info are also below.

And on that note of encouragement, I bid you adieu ’til show time in Austin. I so hope to see many of your smiling faces there!