Halloween Coffin and Skeleton Kit
Yay! At long last, it’s here – my debut stencil-cutter-video kit in my brand-new Kitchen Club Collection, designed in partnership with Confection Couture Stencils and just in time for Halloween! But before I get into its details, just a little background for all of you who did not know this club and these kits were in the works.
The Road to My Club
As you may (or may not) recall, in March I announced plans to reincarnate my Stencil of the Month Club as Julia’s Kitchen Club, and I couldn’t be more excited about the change! The redesign was in response to your requests for more product variety (i.e., cutters to go with my stencils), more time to experiment with my stencils, and more tips for using them to create beautiful results. Not ones to take feedback lightly, my product partner Confection Couture Stencils and I acted quickly to address all of your desires, and more! Now, in each big release, I provide one of my trademark Dynamic Duos™ stencil designs, a cutter (or cutters) that fit(s) those sets, and an instructional video. And that’s not all! Oftentimes, the kit’s tools are designed to allow you to create both 2-D and simple 3-D cookie projects with many of the same materials. Rest assured, you’ll get more than ever in these new kits, and the videos are so richly detailed that you’ll feel like you’re working alongside me in my kitchen (hence the name, Kitchen Club)! 🙂
Because a video takes longer for me to produce than a typical stencil set, five multi-product kits will now be released each year in advance of key cookie-holidays, versus the previous 12 stencil-only releases. The kits are also available in different forms or bundles (i.e., with or without the cutter(s) to do the 3-D project, with or without the instructional video, etc.) so you’ll have the flexibility to purchase as much or as little as you want each time. If you opt into the club (which you do by purchasing a kit on confectioncouturestencils.com, my partner’s site), you can expect all of the benefits listed at the end of this post as long as you continue purchasing kits.
Overview of Today’s Release
Yeah, let’s get to the good stuff! The name of my debut kit release is simply Halloween Coffin and Skeleton! If you buy the full-blown kit, you’ll get four cutters (three caskets and one skeleton), a two-set Dynamic Duos™ stencil design perfectly tuned to the cutters, and a 54-minute instructional video with a 30-page handout complete with technique tips, sources (in addition to my tools), inspiration images, and recipes. This kit will allow you to make both 2-D and 3-D versions of the project, but you can also get starter kits for 2-D cookies if you aren’t quite ready to take the leap to 3-D. Or you can unbundle the kits even further if you just want a subset of the items in them. For instance, the stencils and cutters can be bought separately on my partner’s site, and the video can also be bought under the “VIDEO TUTORIALS” section of this site.
But as a picture speaks a thousand words (and a video says ten thousand or more), here’s a quick style reel that gives a glimpse of some of the many designs possible with today’s Halloween Coffin and Skeleton kit release.
And this next video gives a sneak peek of the companion instructional video for this kit. It shows how to make both the 2-D and 3-D projects, of course, but it also covers 11 techniques that can be applied to cookies of any type. Again, it can be purchased either in a kit with stencils and cutters on Confection Couture Stencils’ site or on its own on this site.
Now, as I said earlier, you can buy my kits as often as you want, but if you remain an active purchaser (and thereby club member), you’ll get all of the perks listed in the next section.
Club Membership and Benefits
- To opt into Julia’s Kitchen Club and become an active member, simply purchase any kit bundle offered at the time of each release. (Again, releases will come five times per year.) Purchasing a kit enrolls you in the club’s active member list and gives you all of the associated membership benefits listed directly below.
- As an active club member, you will automatically be notified of upcoming kit releases and be able to pre-order future kits at an exclusive discount prior to anyone else! If you decide to pass on a kit selection, you will still have a chance to buy future kits and rejoin the club, but you will not get the pre-order option or the exclusive pre-order discount until you rejoin.
- Active club members will also receive a 15% discount on any stencil or cookie cutter on Confection Couture Stencils’ site, not just my products.
- You will remain an active club member until you pass on a kit offering. At the time of each release, it’s your choice as to whether you would like to stay active or opt out.
Where to Sign Up and Shop
Please note that my partner Confection Couture Stencils handles all order fulfillment for my stencils, cutters, and kits, so all such questions should be directed to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a spook-tacular Halloween, and please be on the lookout for future Kitchen Club posts (they’ll all bear the gray oval logo shown in the gallery below)! I have two more Christmas kits slated for October and November releases. And, on that note, I’m back to work on cookies and videos! I sincerely hope you love my first kit and new club as much as I loved bringing them to life for you!