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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Delicious Dimension

Overview: Dimension and texture are the buzzwords in cookie decorating these days, and, for good reason. They lend so much interest and style to cookies! In this two-part hands-on class spanning two days, Julia will share her signature techniques for adding

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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 Cookie Pops (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 class, launched in 2023, is an add-on to JSA’s original five-part class series, and is

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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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Beauty Inside & Out: 3-D Cookie Set

Overview: Join Julia in Brisbane, Australia at the International Cake Show Australia (ICSA), hosted by the Australian Cake Artists & Decorators Association (ACADA)! In this final course in her three-class series at ICSA, Julia will guide students through the making

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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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New 3-D Snow Globe Video Tutorial

Let it snow (globe)! If my recently released 2-D snow globe kit wasn’t enough holiday excitement for you, check out this stepped-up 3-D variation (and video tutorial) that uses many of the same tools

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New Graveyard Fence Video Tutorial

When the tools for this fun Halloween project were released a few weeks ago, many of you asked for a how-to video. I took your cues seriously and quickly set to work to make sure you had this tutorial in time for Halloween

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Kitchen Club Release #5

HALLOWEEN TOMBSTONE KIT! One of my favorite cookie holidays is back, and I’ve got just the new kit to welcome it. With all the tools to make spine-tingling 2-D and 3-D tombstone cookies, and even an edible graveyard scene, my latest Kitchen Club release is to die for

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