Mark your calendars, cookiers! I’ve decided we couldn’t go another year without a little healthy cookie competition! As you may know, my annual Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ at That Takes the Cake couldn’t take place as usual in February 2021 due to COVID. However, it is going fully virtual later this year! Recharging creativity by pushing boundaries is always a good thing – and now more than ever!

I expect to announce judges in the coming few weeks, and for the call for entries (with theme announcements) to open in early July, shortly after July 10. The competition has two categories, both 2-D and 3-D cookies, and prizes already totaling $6,500 – and growing!

If you’re interested in joining the sponsors of this landmark event, please download the competition’s Sponsorship Offering here or in the attachments below, and/or contact me at for details. NOTE: Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ will return to That Takes the Cake in Round Rock, Texas in 2022 (February 26 and 27, to be exact).