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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

There's nothing like a little challenge to get the creative juices flowing and to push oneself to new design heights! With five Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge entrants and one Cake International gold award-winner on this week's hot list*, this Spotlight is certainly testament to this fact. But, regardless of whether you were competing or just decorating for fun when you created these cookies, you...

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Graduation Cookie Stencil Sale, Courtesy of Julia!

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Julia M. Usher
Yes, another cookie stencil sale! (I've got a few for you this month!) This time, it's 15% off all graduation stencils on my partner Confection Couture Stencils ' site, from now 'til April 22. Have fun shopping! Shop here: , using the coupon code in the poster below.Read More...

Julia at 2019 SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! I just wanted to extend an invitation to anyone attending SoFlo in a couple of weeks to stop by my booth (#435) and say hello. I'll have most of my stencil line available for sale, and I will be demoing airbrushing and stenciling techniques, particularly layered approaches, all day each day. See you on April 27 and 28, I hope!Read More...

Raw Cookies

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I have just begun my cookier career. I made a few dozen cookies, decorated and sold them. I have been running into a problem with my sugar cookies these past 3 weeks. I will have one batch come out beautiful, not burned, not raw but just right ( the perfect light shade, plump full look). The next batch of cookies will look raw/buttery at the bottom. Anything I cook after that comes out the same. Once I set the baking sheet on the cooling rack I can see the middle begin the get dark spots,...Read More...
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New Online Cookie Decorating Class on Bluprint

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! I just wanted to alert you to the latest cookie decorating class added to Bluprint (formerly Craftsy). It's a super hero character class taught by the super hero-decorator @Stephanie Kappel, aka the Hungry Hippopotamus. I haven't taken the course myself, but, knowing Stephanie's amazing talent, I am sure it's a tremendous one. For more info about the class on Bluprint, click here . Disclaimer : All Bluprint links on this site, including this one, are affiliate links,...Read More...

You Won't Want to Miss This Chat!

Julia M. Usher
Ha! Made you look! And, boy, am I glad you did! Our next live chat - a continuation of our CookieCon 2019 Speakers Series - is just under a week away, so listen up! Yes, our chat on April 13 (10 am central) is with none other than Shannon Heupel, CookieCon 2019 core presenter and founder of Artfully Designed Creations, one of the first cookier-owned cookie stencil enterprises. Shannon had quite the ripple effect at CookieCon . . . nearly everywhere anyone went, word of her very clever...Read More...