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Competition Q&A Replay

In case you missed today’s live competition Q&A on my Facebook page, the recording is below. First, thanks to all who attended and asked such great questions – and also to judge Laura Saporiti who

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Competition Q&A on Facebook Live

Mark your calendars, cookiers! If you’re interested in registering for Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™, but unsure of some of the rules or what you might get out of the experience, then join me live next week to get…

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Registration Open for Julia’s Competition

How exciting! The cookie competition of the year is here in its brand new, shiny virtual format! Here is where you will find all of the information to help you register for and later submit your entry into the 2021 virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition

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Mark Your Calendars!

Woo hoo! The cookie competition of the year is nearly here! Registration for Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ opens in less than two days, on July 12, 5 pm CDT! At that time, you’ll receive all of the rules, entry requirements for both 2-D and 3-D categories, a competition calendar, and more! Bookmark

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The Big Judge Reveal!

Hmmm . . . who are those mystery judges of my competition, you ask? I’m sorry if I’ve come across as unusually secretive or slow to reveal, but going virtual with Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ has introduced some new twists that have taken some time to sort through. One of those twists came with the judges

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Call for Sponsors

Hello, everyone! If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I’ve decided to take my cookie art competition fully virtual this year. When the That Takes the Cake show was canceled in February due to the pandemic, I couldn’t bear the

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There’s No Stopping Us!

Mark your calendars, cookiers! I’ve decided we couldn’t go another year without a little healthy cookie competition! As you may know, my annual Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ at That Takes the Cake couldn’t take place as usual in February 2021 due to COVID. However, it is going fully

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