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Hi again, everyone! This post is related to the one posted earlier this week about our recent site upgrade. That upgrade changed two things: (1) our member avatars and (2) our forum display and searching capability. This post focuses on the latter...

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Julia M. Usher

No Saturday Spotlight This Weekend

· in Important Admin Notices · 0 replies
Sorry, gang! Despite my best intentions, I really should know by now that there's no way I can do Spotlight s on teaching weekends. I'm teaching at Wilton this weekend, and these gigs really take all I've got. I'm going to clear out my email box, and then try to get to bed early so I'm fresh for tomorrow's class. I'll resume Spotlight s next weekend. Thanks!Read More...
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Genie's Dream Meringue Powder

· in Icing Issues · 6 replies Julia M. Usher mommacx3 Econlady
Hello, all! I recently purchased my second container of Genie’s Dream meringue powder. Did the ingredients change? My first container smelled and worked wonderfully with my recipe and this container doesn’t smell good and I have had trouble with my recipe. Any thoughts?Read More...
Julia M. Usher

Announcing Our June Live Chat and New Chat Series! Featured

· in Important Admin Notices · 0 replies
I've officially concluded our CookieCon 2019 chat series! And what a series it was! You can read all of its wonderful chat transcripts here , along with our earlier transcript with CookieCon 2019 instructor Anne Yorks of Flour Box Bakery, here . ( Aside : We didn't chat with Anne in 2019 only because we chatted with her in late 2018 when she was CookieCon 2018's keynote speaker, and that chat is still very fresh and pertinent. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to corral a couple of other 2019...Read More...
Julia M. Usher

Julia's Latest Stencil Sale - 15% Off Summer-Themed Stencils! Featured

· in Tools · 0 replies
Hi, all! My latest stencil sale opens tomorrow, May 13, at 8 am eastern, and runs through May 20. Use the coupon code in the poster below to get 15% off summer-themed stencils! (It's hard to believe summer is nearly upon us, but this sale is a great way to ease into the season!) Shop here, on my stencil partner Confection Couture Stencils' site: https://www.confectioncouturestencils.comRead More...
Imbrookesmom

Display Question

· in Platter Possibilities · 3 replies Terry H. Imbrookesmom Julia M. Usher
Hi, everyone! I have a quick question. I am baking some cookies for a boy's birthday party They are race cars. I see all of these fantastic display set ups for cookies, and I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions on how I should display the cookies? They are about 4 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.Read More...
Julia M. Usher

First of Two (Yes, Two) May Stencil Sales! Featured

· in Tools · 0 replies
Hi, everyone! Great news! I've got the first of a couple of May stencil sales for you. Starting on 5/3 (8 am eastern), get 10% off all wedding- and bridal-themed stencils on my partner Confection Couture Stencils ' site! Use the coupon code in the poster, and enjoy! (Offer expires on May 10.) Shop here: www.confectioncouturestencils.comRead More...
Julia M. Usher

Say Hi to Our May Site Artist! Featured

· in Important Admin Notices · 6 replies GinkgoWerkstatt Icingsugarkeks Manu
April showers bring May flowers, as they say, and this month's site art by @GinkgoWerkstatt, aka Anne Lindemann, underscores this adage in spades! With their roses, garden hats, and flower-filled pitchers, Anne's banner and backdrop convey "May" perfectly - at least here in the Northern Hemisphere where flowers of so many types are now coming out! Thank you, Anne, for contributing another lovely set of cookie art to our site! Since Anne is a serial site artist (having been...Read More...
Julia M. Usher

Last Call for Casting in My 3-D Cookie Art Competition! Featured

· in 2019 Events · 0 replies
ATTENTION, EVERYONE! It's your last chance to be considered for casting in my 3-D cookie art competition at Show Me Sweets Edible Art Show & Convention . You can still enter to compete up until July 1, but casting for featured spots in the TV documentary of the competition is CLOSING ON MAY 1. If interested, PLEASE DO TWO THINGS TOUT SUITE! (1) Register to compete here: https://www.showmesweets.com/cookiecompetition (2) Send the info in the poster to the casting company at...Read More...
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