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Pleasing Plumeria

Julia rocked her piecework technique yet again on these dimensional plumeria cookies, part of her ongoing botanical series! Each petal, leaf, and stem shown here was individually piped with royal icing and then airbrushed before being pieced together into these

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Bees and Blossoms

Whether for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration or any other day of the year, Julia’s February 2022 Dynamic Duos™ stencil release is the perfect way to tell your loved one (or secret crush) that you care! With charming clover and

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From Paris with Love

For her January 2022 stencil release, Julia put her uniquely elegant touch on a classic Valentine’s Day theme. With interchangeable elements including everything from cabbage roses and Cupid to the Eiffel Tower and singing swallows, Julia’s From Paris with Love

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One Sweet Christmas

Yep, that’s exactly what your holidays will be after you dress up your cookies with this charming gingerbread house-themed stencil set, designed by Julia and released in November 2021. Julia’s Gingerbread Village Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets are undeniably super sweet!

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Edible Place Cards

Released in September 2021, Julia’s Thanksgiving Place Card Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets have more small design elements than usual, making them perfect for holiday place card-making. But, as this cookie goes to show, the sets work spectacularly in large-scale format

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So Much Skele-fun!

Yes, Bad to the Bone, Julia’s skeleton-themed Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets released in August 2021 are so much fun, especially because they lend themselves well to the use of just one or two airbrush colors. And fewer colors means the

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Birds and Bittersweet

Julia’s July 2021 Dynamic Duos™ stencil release, called Birds and Bittersweet, represents these two very iconic emblems of autumn, and does so beautifully against the backdrop of a pumpkin patch. To learn more or to purchase, visit Julia’s stencil partner

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Aloe Beautiful

Julia decided to piggyback on the succulent and cacti craze when she created this stencil design, called Aloe Beautiful, back in June 2021. A bit of a departure from her usual vintage and romantic looks, this set allows you to

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Dino-mite!

That’s exactly how to describe the dinosaur-themed Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets, called Chomp-Stomp-Roar, that Julia designed and used to airbrush these cookies. Her layered sets make easy work of mixing and matching design elements to create myriad designs. To learn

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Fairest of Them All

These cookies might very well be just that – the prettiest in the land! Made with Julia’s Fairest of Them All Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets, they feature princesses, a castle, a horse-drawn carriage, and messages designed to resonate with every

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Pretty as a Flower

Featuring delicate sweet peas and butterflies in springtime hues, Julia’s March 2021 Pretty as a Flower Dynamic Duos™ stencil release isn’t just pretty; it’s exquisite. To learn more or to purchase, visit Julia’s stencil partner Confection Couture Stencils’ site, or

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Hopping into Spring

A bit of a departure from Julia’s signature classic style, her February 2021 Hopping into Spring Dynamic Duos™ stencil release nevertheless charms with its whimsical Easter designs. To learn more or to purchase, visit Julia’s stencil partner Confection Couture Stencils’

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Chinese New Year

Whether to celebrate the Chinese New Year or the coming of spring, these cherry blossom-laden cookies, made with Julia’s Chinese New Year Dynamic Duos™ stencil release, are divine. To learn more or to purchase, visit Julia’s stencil partner Confection Couture

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Sweethearts

For her December 2020 stencil release called Sweethearts, Julia created this super sweet set filled with silhouettes of loving couples, hearts, birds, and sentiments tailored to Valentine’s Day. This release, like all of Julia’s ones to come before, has multiple

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A Sweet Christmas

Because of COVID, Christmas 2020 might have been a tough one for Julia had it not been for the virtual event One Sweet Christmas. Julia was one of a select group of 16 sugar artists picked to participate, and the

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Marvelous Minis

Another wonderful aspect of this 3-D Christmas ornament cookie project is that it can be made in almost any size, and, the smaller you go, the easier it is to find common household items to use as molds. In fact,

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