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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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From Our Home to Yours

What better way to welcome guests into your home at the holidays than with cookies made with Julia’s From Our Home to Yours Dynamic Duos™ stencils! With a charming house facade and lots of Christmas wreaths, trees, and swags, this

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To All A Good Night

With a cozy fireplace mantel scene that can be decked with stockings, gifts, evergreen garland, and even a darling reindeer statuette, Julia’s To All a Good Night Dynamic Duos™ sets have all the trimmings to make Santa feel welcome when

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A Haunting We Will Go!

One of Julia’s all-time favorite stencil releases, her A Haunting We Will Go Dynamic Duos™ design causes eyes to widen (in a good way) with its haunted house, eerie landscape, and horde of trick-or-treaters. To learn more or to purchase,

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Home Spooky Home

Julia’s Home Spooky Home Dynamic Duos™ stencil release features a creepy mantel scene that can be further creeped out with ravens, poison bottles, spiders, and more. Like all of her Dynamic Duos™ designs, this one has an innovative masking system

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Slice of Paradise

Got the winter doldrums, or just yearning for a retreat to a tropical paradise? Good news! Julia’s Slice of Paradise Dynamic Duos™ stencil release will make you feel as if you’re on a faraway island without ever leaving your home!

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Groomsman Alert!

The boys need their bros (and cookies) too! Julia’s Groomsman Dynamic Duos™ stencil release understands this key point, and allows you to make loads of groomsmen-themed cookies with its pinstripe background and tuxedo and top hat foreground elements. To learn

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God Bless America

Wow – what a salute to America! Made with both sets in Julia’s God Bless America Dynamic Duos™ stencil release, this flag-shaped cookie makes great use of fondant – both in appliqués and bows – to add fireworks to the

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World’s Best Dad

Celebrate the fathers and grandfathers in your life with Julia’s World’s Best Dad Dynamic Duos™ stencil release! With a charming park scene, four silhouettes of dads with children, and a host of Father’s Day-themed messages, these stencils provide plenty of

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Every mom with a green thumb will covet Julia’s How Does Your Garden Grow? Dynamic Duos™ release. With gates that look like the entrance to a secret garden and various potted plants and garden tools, it has every element needed

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From the Heart

Julia certainly poured her heart into this 3-D cookie! While the shaping of the contoured box sides can take some time, especially for beginners, the decorating of the box fortunately goes quickly, thanks to Julia’s Roses Are Red Dynamic Duos™

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Song of Spring

With an abundance of blossoms, birds, and birdcages, Julia’s Song of Spring Dynamic Duos™ stencil release does exactly as it says – it sings spring! To learn more or to purchase, visit Julia’s stencil partner Confection Couture Stencils’ site, or

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Magic Wishes

Every little girl’s wishes will be granted with a gift of these magical fairy-filled cookies! Created with Julia’s aptly entitled Magic Wishes Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets, they feature two fairies, oversized daisies and bluebells, and a variety of birthday-themed messages.

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Roses Are Red

Fashioned to resemble vintage heart-shaped candy boxes tied up with ribbons and gift tags, Julia’s Roses Are Red Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets will have you falling head over heels! To learn more or to purchase, visit Julia’s stencil partner Confection

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Divine Details

Yes, they are! This under-the-microscope view of Julia’s double-decker heart shows just how lovingly she detailed this cookie. And in case inquiring minds were clamoring to know . . . Julia used three of her own stencils on the top

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Joyeux Noel

Airbrushed and stenciled with Julia’s Joyeux Noel Dynamic Duos™ sets, these cookies with their trumpeting angels are evocative of vintage Christmas cards. An avid collector, Julia got her original design inspiration from her own stash of cards. To learn more

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Fall Napkin Ring

Yep, it’s hard to believe but this fall-themed napkin ring is entirely edible. It’s mostly cookie, but it also has royal icing leaves and pine cones, fondant berries, and a modeling chocolate bow on top! A spin on an earlier

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