Blog: 3-D cookie

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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Kitchen Club Release #4

CLASSIC HEART BOX KITS! Yes, that’s plural! I’ve got two stunning 3-D floral designs that make use of a new nine-cutter set in my Kitchen Club Collection. I hope this news makes your heart sing

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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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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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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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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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Kitchen Club Release #3

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS TREE KIT! Incite awe with multi-tier 3-D trees, or take it easier with still stunning 2-D versions. The choice is yours with the third kit in my Kitchen Club Collection

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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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Kitchen Club Release #2

CHRISTMAS STOCKING KIT! I’m back this month with my second release in my new Kitchen Club Collection, and it’s particularly enchanting because it allows you to make cookies that double as décor or party favors

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Kitchen Club Debut

HALLOWEEN COFFIN AND SKELETON KIT! It’s here, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome you into my kitchen to share this new cookie decorating journey with me

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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