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Celebrity Cake Decorator; Owner, Colette's Cakes


Jul 06, 2019 8:48am

Julia Usher baking in her home kitchen

2015-19 Classes

In case you missed Julia’s Cookie Swap journey in 2009, it was one of epic proportions! In the course of five months, Julia had over 100 book signings and cooking classes and 20-some media appearances in 12-plus major metro markets! And in 2011, she had nearly that many events to celebrate her second book Ultimate Cookies. There’s nothing Julia enjoys more about her work than meeting aspiring cookie artists, so she’s always scheduling demos and classes, new book or not. In 2019, Julia is traveling the world (literally) to teach one- and two-day long classes in cookie decorating, and to demonstrate her cookie stencil line. This latest journey will take her to such far-flung places as Kuwait, Jamaica, and Mexico. Take a peek below to see what she’s scheduled in your neck of the woods. She would love to meet you!

To schedule an event, contact Julia at Thanks for your interest!


July 13 - 14 | All Day
Show Me Sweets, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri, USA
Julia returns to the Show Me Sweets show, the Midwest’s largest sweets convention, for her third year! Once again, she will be selling her wonderful JULIA stencil sets and demoing airbrushing and stenciling techniques on both days. But, more importantly, she is hosting and sponsoring her namesake cookie competition, Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition, there. The competition has both 2-D and 3-D cookie categories, and upwards of $5000 in prizes - and growing! For more information about the event, visit the Show Me Sweets site; for more information about Julia’s competition, read the entry below and click here.

July 13 - 14 | All Day
Julia M Usher’s Cookie Art Competition, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri, USA
The aim of Julia’s annual cookie decorating competition, hosted at the Show Me Sweets Show in St. Charles, Missouri, is to celebrate the amazingly talented cookie community and to spread the love of cookie art to every nook of the world! EXCITING NEWS! This year, the 3-D category of her competition will be filmed for an upcoming TV documentary, and all 3-D entrants have a chance to be featured! For competition rules and registration, visit the Show Me Sweets Edible Art Show & Convention site here. For the backstory about how this TV opportunity came about, visit Julia’s Cookie Connection blog. GO, COOKIERS! SHOW THE WORLD WHAT YOU’VE GOT!

August 14 - 18 | All Day
ANCDA 20th National Seminar, Preston (Melbourne), Australia
Join Julia at the Australian National Cake Decorators Association (ANCDA) 20th National Seminar, where she will be teaching two different projects (one stenciled 2-D cookie and one 3-D construction, TBD) over the course of three days. You’ll also get to take classes from several other world class sugar artists (including Dorothy Klerck and Serdar Yener), attend a welcome cocktail party with said artists, and enjoy a “mystery day out” to a surprise venue! For more information, registration, and pricing, visit the event’s Facebook page.

September 22 - 29 | All Day
Cookie Rehab Ahoy III, Galveston, Texas, USA and beyond!
A redux of host Creative Cookier’s fabulous Cookie Rehab Ahoys, Cookie Rehab Ahoy III is loads of cookie classes and fun that take place aboard a cruise ship. Julia will be on board for a third time, teaching a 4-hour cookie class on a topic/cookie yet to be decided. The Royal Caribbean ship cruises from Galveston (Texas) to Cozumel (Mexico), and then to Falmouth (Jamaica) and back to Galveston again - stopping in ports along the way for even more fun! This year’s cruise is sadly SOLD OUT, but click here if you’d like to be placed on the waiting list.

October 12 - 13 | All Day
Jersey Shore Cake & Cookie Convention, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Join Julia at the inaugural Jersey Shore Cake & Cookie Convention, where she’ll be demoing and selling her stencils, as well as serving as head judge for both the 2-D and 3-D cookie competitions. The show also has a host of other vendors, challenges, and classes, so join the fun! For more info, visit the show’s site.

October 19 - 20 | All Day
The Wilton School of Cake Decorating & Confectionery Art, Darien, Illinois, USA
Join Julia when she returns for her second two-day cookie baking and decorating course at Wilton. On Day One, students will bake all of the cookies needed to make a stunning 3-D harvest-themed box with napkin ring (perfect for Thanksgiving table settings!) and one to two 2-D cookies using airbrushing and stenciling techniques. In addition to learning how to emboss, contour, and mold cookies, students will use the first day to mix royal icing and adjust it for outlining, flooding, dipping, and other decorating tasks. On Day Two, the decorating begins in full force with lessons on spackling, dusting, painting, fondant modeling and molding, and stenciling with both royal icing and airbrush colorings. The day culminates with instruction in layered stenciling techniques, and the 3-D assembly of the box and napkin ring! For more information, registration, and pricing, visit the Wilton site here.

Julia still has a few teaching slots available in 2019. Please contact her soon to schedule your class, as space is filling fast!

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