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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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Roar-some Stencil Savings

Pardon the pun – I just can’t help myself sometimes! LOL. Anyway, that’s just my way of boldly announcing my next awesome stencil sale. See the details here

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Love Is in the Air

Still in New Year’s vacation mode and procrastinating on your Valentine’s Day cookie designs? You’ll fall head over heels for this stencil sale because it’s sure to kickstart your creativity

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Hello, 2023

Eager to see 2022 come to a close? Yeah, I suspect I’m not the only one, so I’m here to help you slide into 2023 in style! Check out my latest stencil sale starting on December 13

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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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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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Stencil Line Makeover

After six years of wonderful business as usual, I’m changing up my stencil line! There won’t be an April 2022 release, but there’s something better in store coming soon

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February 2022 Stencil Release

BEES AND BLOSSOMS! Whether for a belated Valentine’s Day celebration or any other day of the year, my February 2022 Dynamic Duos™ release is the perfect way to tell your loved one (or secret crush) that you care

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January 2022 Stencil Release

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE! With everything from cabbage roses and Cupid to the Eiffel Tower and singing swallows, my latest stencil sets will make you feel as if you’ve visited the City of Love without ever leaving your kitchen

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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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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