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Saturday Spotlight: Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #40 Recap

At the start of this challenge, I asked you to take the traditional technique of brush embroidery and turn it into something completely new and unexpected. Admittedly, I wasn't sure how much could be done beyond the traditional ruffles, flowers, and beach scenes that we commonly see, but you...

Saturday Spotlight: Winners of Julia M. Usher's Cookie Art Competition™ - Part Two, 3-D Cookies

Hey, all! Once again, apologies to all, particularly the 3-D winners of my cookie competition. This special edition of our Saturday Spotlight was supposed to post last weekend (or even earlier), but with my YouTube hijack on last Saturday and my general stay-at-home malaise, I've just had...

Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #36: Perspective

Welcome to Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #36! I don't know about you, but with this cooler fall weather (at least here in the Great Lakes region), I am fired up to get my oven fired up to bake some cookies! And since it is also back-to-school season, I am ready to learn a new thing or two! As many of you know, I...

Saturday Spotlight: More Winners of Julia's Cookie Art Competition™

Hi, all! I'm back this week with a continuation of the recap of my namesake Cookie Art Competition™ that took place on July 13 and 14 at the Show Me Sweets show in St. Louis, Missouri. In last week's Spotlight, I featured the first- and second-place winners in the 3-D category - which was great fun...

Saturday Spotlight: Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #34 Recap

Unbelievable. That is the only word to describe the entries we received for Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #34 - Inside the Box. Cookie creations that are 3-D take an extra level of planning, an extra level of skill, an extra level of patience, and, yes, an extra level of luck to pull off. Despite...