Blog: Valentine's Day

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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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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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Have a Heart

Yes, you can have this heart and then eat it too! But not until you’ve admired its resplendent beauty for a respectable period of time! To learn how to make it, check out my tutorial, which is currently on sale

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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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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