Blog: 3-D cookie classes

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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3-D Castle Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This intermediate to advanced course is part five in a five-part series of courses conducted both in

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3-D Cake Stand Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This beginner to intermediate course is part four in a five-part series of courses conducted both in

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3-D Christmas Candelabra Cookie

Overview: In this two-day, hands-on Zoom class, Julia will guide students step by step through the decorating and construction of a smaller version of her popular 3-D Christmas candelabra cookie (depicted below). Just think – you too can make this show-stopping

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Desert Drama: Cacti Cookie & More

Overview: As many of you know, Julia was intending to teach these new and very fun 3-D cacti cookie containers at That Takes the Cake Show at the end of February. But, sadly, that show was canceled due to COVID, and

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3-D Pocket Watch Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This intermediate course is part three in a five-part series of courses conducted both in person at

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Have a Heart

Yes, you can have this heart and then eat it too! But not until you’ve admired its resplendent beauty for a respectable period of time! To learn how to make it, check out my tutorial, which is currently on sale

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3-D Jewelry Box Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This beginner course is part one in a five-part series of courses conducted both in person at

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3-D Hot Air Balloon Cookie (A JSA Course)

Overview: In 2021, Julia partnered with the world-renowned Japan Salonaise Association, aka JSA, to bring her signature 3-D cookie techniques and recipes to Asia. This beginner-intermediate course is part two in a five-part series of courses conducted both in person at

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Bauble Beauty

I’m a sucker for edibles that can double as party décor, particularly during the busy holiday season. Not so sure? Check out my favorite holiday cookie tutorial, now on sale, and I think you’ll end up a convert.

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3-D Cacti Container Garden

Overview: Yes, they’re cookies – even the cacti and succulents! Everyone – from beginners to advanced decorators – will take away useful lessons from this hands-on class at SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo, as Julia steps through everything from how to

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3-D Cacti Container Garden – CANCELED

Important Update: Unfortunately, That Takes the Cake Show canceled on January 16 due to COVID, and so this class was also canceled! But there’s good news: Julia has relaunched it in Zoom format on March 19 and 20, 2022. Check out

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Cyber Monday Trio

My Cyber Monday is super special this year because I’ve got not one sale, but three very special ones to help your ring in the holiday season. Read on to see the other two

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Mastering 3-D Cookies

Overview: Join Julia in Brisbane, Australia at the International Cake Show Australia (ICSA), hosted by the Australian Cake Artists & Decorators Association (ACADA)! In this last two-day course in her series of three classes at ICSA, Julia will guide students

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Make Your Season Bright

It’s been a minute since my last Zoom class (let’s just say, things have been crazy around here). But I’m pleased to announce that I’m resuming classes on December 10 with a project that’s sure to brighten your season

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JSA x JULIA Part 5

Part 5 of my JSA x JULIA 3-D cookie course series is here! And, wow, the JSA trainers never cease to amaze me. They came up with a most spectacular project for the course finale

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JSA x JULIA Part 4

Wow! The projects made by my JSA students in their new 3-D cookie course keep getting better and better. Learn more about the latest JSA x JULIA course in this series

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Literally! With my in-depth heart box tutorial, you can have this stunning heart cookie and later eat it too! From now until Valentine’s Day (midnight CT), get 25% off this 3-D cookie lesson using code HEARTBOX25 at checkout. 

Originally recorded as a Facebook Live for the prestigious Cake International, this tutorial includes over two hours of instruction (complete with live student Q&A) and an extensive 20-page class handout with recipes, inspiration images, sources, and technique tips. Happy (early) Valentine’s Day, and live sweetly! – Julia