Blog: cookie challenge

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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International Alignment

Waiting with bated breath for the finalist announcement?! Well, exhale and read on! The judges and I made a change to how we award prizes that you need to know about

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What to Expect Now

Wondering what happens now that you’ve entered my competition?! Well, wonder no more. The judging timetable and feedback process are spelled out here

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Gold Sponsor Spotlight, and More!

Here’s a special tribute to this year’s gold sponsors who went above and beyond to make our record-breaking prizes ($19,000!) a reality. Plus, two very important competition updates

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Important Schedule Change

Wishing you had more time to create for my competition? Well, you’re in luck. An unexpected set of circumstances for me means more prep days for you

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Meet the Judges

So, who are the remarkable cookiers that will judge my competition entries this year? These faces may very well be familiar to you

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Second Challenge in the New Series

Looking to hone your precision-piping skills? Well, you’ve landed in the right place, because the guest of the second Watch-Learn-Create challenge on Cookie Connection is the perfect pick to teach this technique

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Just Do It!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my competition isn’t about winning. Sure, that would be nice, but there are better reasons to compete. Hear what they are from last year’s winner in the 2-D Cookie category

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Live with Laura Replay

If you missed my live with judge Laura Saporiti on July 25, there’s no reason to fret. You can capture all of the gems that she and I shared about the judging process in this handy replay video

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Live with Laura

Wondering what my competition judges look for (and don’t look for) in entries?! Wonder no more! Judge Laura Saporiti and I will tell all in our next Facebook live Q&A

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You Asked, We Answered!

Yes, that’s exactly what happened on July 7 in our live competition Q&A with judge Sandie Beltran. Read on for the très informative video replay

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Show Our Sponsors Your Love!

Send your love to the 17 special companies who are responsible for our record-breaking $19,000 in prizes this year. And consider contributing yourself! There’s still plenty of time to make your mark on the cookie competition of the year

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Get Your Questions Answered!

Not sure what skill level classification you should choose? Still not clear about where and how to register? No worries! On July 7, you can get all of your lingering competition questions answered

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2022 Reg is Open!

Woo hoo! Reg is now officially open for the second virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™. But before you jump to register, read all of the important competition info here

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