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January 2022

Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ 2nd Virtual Edition - 2022 Competition Preview

So, as you've probably heard by now, Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ is going virtual AGAIN in 2022! While I am tremendously saddened that That Takes the Cake (TTTC) Show, the usual host of my usually in-person competition, has cancelled this year's February event in Austin, "the show must go on" as...

2022 Cookie Art Competition - It's Going Virtual Once Again!

Hi, cookie competitors and sponsors! As you may have already heard, the That Takes the Cake (TTTC) Show in Austin, where my competition was slated to be hosted on February 26-27, canceled yesterday amidst growing concerns about the Omicron variant, people's safety, and diminished attendance at the physical show. While this announcement is extremely disappointing to me, you, and so many others...

Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #50: 50 Challenges Milestone

Hello and welcome to a very special Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #50! In recognition of this extraordinary milestone, I thought it only fitting that we mark the occasion by giving you an opportunity to participate in not one – but 50 different challenges! This means you have...

New Year's Re-evaluation: Your Help Is Needed!

Hi, everyone! I posted the following comments as a footnote to the recently released Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #49 recap. They're pretty important, so I wanted to be sure everyone sees them and takes a moment to respond. The future of Cookie Connection and our challenges depends on your input...