Blog: Christmas

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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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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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12 Days of Christmas

Feeling like you missed out on much of the great Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings of last week? I know, sometimes life just gets in the way, preventing us from doing the things we had intended to do. But the good news is you can make up for any lost opportunity with what’s in this post

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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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Holiday Stencil Sales

One can never have enough Black Friday sales! Don’t you agree?! In addition to the one I already announced with 25% savings on my online tutorials, here’s another treat for you

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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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Black November Sale

Black Friday is awesome, right? But Black November?! Yeah, it’s even better! Shop here nearly all month for special Christmas stencil savings

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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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November 2021 Stencil Release

GINGERBREAD VILLAGE! With a host of charming gingerbread houses and a candy cane-striped landscape as their background, these sets are sure to make your Christmas extra sweet

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Mulled Cider Sorbet

Who says mulled cider has to be hot? Here’s an icy, spicy-sweet version that makes a wonderful holiday pie topper or standalone amuse bouche

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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