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"This really is the ULTIMATE cookie book. Whimsical, elegant, colorful, and creative!! What more could you ask for? You will not be disappointed.”

Colette Peters

Celebrity Cake Decorator; Owner, Colette's Cakes


Dec 08, 2018 9:39am

Julia Usher baking in her home kitchen

Julia Displaying a Cookie Ornament During Class, Summer 2014 in Brazil
Photo Courtesy of Diana Freixo

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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!


February 8 - 9 | All Day
Talal’s Cake Academy, Kuwait City, Kuwait
In the first of her overseas classes of 2019, Julia travels to Kuwait to teach this two-day 3-D cookie course featuring two extraordinary cookie boxes. Students will create one version of each of the box styles, with minor style variations as they desire. Techniques covered will include: Contouring and embossing dough, outlining and flooding, dipping, edible cake lace, needlepoint, airbrushing, stenciling, 2-D transfers, 3-D rose transfers, spraying, sponging, fondant trims, border and finishing techniques, and 3-D mitered and sandwiched cookie construction. For pricing and registration: Please contact Julia’s host Talal by calling 96594455259 or emailing

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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