Julia M. Usher

Founder and Host, Cookie Connection; Owner, Recipes for a Sweet Life
Last Visit:
Joined:
Points: 206,272
Community Rank: #1

Activity Stream For Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Hi, it's me again (this time for real; the last post was automated)! Lovely - what a great first post! Welcome to our site and challenges!
Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! I've got some bittersweet news to share. After writing on and off for the site since 2014 (!), the crazy-talented @Lucy (Honeycat Cookies) is officially retiring from her popular "What's New, Honeycat?" series of blog tutorials on Cookie Connection . "Life is good", reports Lucy; she's simply gotten too busy with her real job and life in general to keep up her pace of super high quality work here. Of course, I will miss Lucy beyond measure (what a delight she was to work...Read More...
Last Reply By Lucy (Honeycat Cookies) · First Unread Post

Reply by Julia M. Usher

Thanks! I use fresh egg whites in my icing whenever I make flowers, and it works fine. It's all about getting the right consistency -...
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Gorgeous effect created by painting on the textured cookie! Very ingenious!
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

I too love to see how everyone learns from one another, and how a certain technique in the hands of one can take on a very different...
Julia M. Usher

Reply by Julia M. Usher

Hi, @la vie est belle , you posted this question to our blog, which is only intended for tutorials and articles, so I re-posted it here...
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Lovely! The leaves are so delicate! One reminder though: You need to select the "Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge" clip set/category in...
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Hi, @Mas Galletas , these cookies are so sweet, but please re-read our Site Posting Guidelines before posting next time. Photos need...
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Hi, magda slodownik , Congrats on making your first post. I look forward to many more to come!
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Hi, Shea , Congrats on making your first post. I look forward to many more to come!
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Nice job, but you forgot to put this photo in the challenge clip set, so it wasn't officially entered until I happened to spot it and...
Julia M. Usher

Reply by Julia M. Usher

You probably should start a new forum thread, as your question is about something related to but pretty different than the initial post.
Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! As you may or may not know, anyone can post a tutorial to our blog, but these posts all get reviewed and edited by me to make sure they meet Cookie Connection blog standards. This review process often takes three or more hours per post - more when language translation is involved. That being said, I am unusually busy right now, so I am not accepting blog posts from anyone but official contributors for the next few months. If you are not on the Cookie Connection contributor team but...Read More...
CALLING ALL COOKIE ARTISTS! The cookie competition at the inaugural Jersey Shore Cake & Cookie Convention has just launched, and I am honored to be their head cookie judge along with esteemed judges/cookiers Ginny Levack (@Creative Cookier) and Sandra Velez-Beltran (@You Can Call Me Sweetie) . We've got both 2-D/flat and 3-D categories, with no limit to the number of times you can enter both. Please consider joining the fun! More info here: ...Read More...

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Oh, so great to see your marvelous creations again on the site! Love it! Hope you are doing well too! XOXO
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Re: Floral
Nice job. I got your email, and will answer it in a bit. In the middle of some other work right now.
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Re: Floral
Hi, Jeanne Labonte , Congrats on making your first post. I look forward to many more to come!
Julia M. Usher

Comment by Julia M. Usher

Hi, NesKrea , Congrats on making your first post. I look forward to many more to come!
Julia M. Usher

February Live Chat with Chua Cookie

Julia M. Usher
Mark your calendars for February 16! Next up in our CookieCon 2019 Speakers Series is a live chat with CookieCon instructor and über-cookie competitor Arlene Chua of @Chua Cookie! Although a relative newbie to the cookie landscape, Arlene has already amassed an impressive track record. In under two years, Arlene placed in several cookie shows and also appeared on two Food Network Challenges! Naturally, our chat will center around how Arlene preps, competes, and handles the...Read More...
Last Reply By Chua Cookie · First Unread Post
×
×
×
×