Julia M. Usher

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Hi, Van Bee , Congrats on making your first post. I look forward to many more to come!
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Cookier Close-up with Andrea Walters, CookieCon 2018 Instructor

I’m back with our second-to-last Close-up with CookieCon 2018 instructors. (I know, it’s hard to believe, but by January, I’ll be moving on to the 2019 instructors!) Here, we’re catching up in more detail with Andrea Walters of Andy Kay’s Cookies, with whom we first chatted back on October 6, here. We learned then that...

Our Second Set of December Site Art Has Posted!

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In case you didn't notice , I just rotated in our second set of December site art. These fanciful gingerbread men and snow globes were made by @Gingerland, aka Berni Solti! A prolific site art contributor, Berni was also responsible for the lovely Christmas trees and stockings gracing the site for the first half of the month. THANK YOU, BERNI! You can learn more about Berni in her forum profile, here .Read More...
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Hi, @Beverly Bunker , Welcome again (my first message was automated)! I am so glad my videos have been helpful, and I appreciate you...
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Hi, Beverly Bunker , Congrats on making your first post. I look forward to many more to come!
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Lovely! Though please take a look at our Site Posting Guidelines again. Photos should get descriptive main titles (not the long string...
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Interview with Me on Caker's Chat

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Hi, all! Last year in April at SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo, I was interviewed by the very fun and charming Juliet Galea of Caker's Chat . Her company was part of the official media team covering the event, and she elected to interview a number of cake decorators, vendors, competitors, and others attending the show. I was, however, the sole cookie decorator who was interviewed! (I hope I represented us well! ) At the start, she asks me a bit about how I got started in the sweets business and...Read More...
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I just love this set - from the organic shapes to the colors to how you sanded half of them to show the different effect. Well done!
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Huge Cookie Stencil Clearance Sale Continues - New Items Just Added!

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Hurry! Confection Couture Stencils ' and my clearance sale continues through 12/21/2018, offering up to 80% discounts on select items! We just added some new stencils to the sale today! Great for those Christmas gifts you still need to get your cookier-friends (hint, hint )! Happy shopping! Check it out here: https://www.confectioncouturestencils.com/collections/sale-stencilsRead More...

New York Times Article Featuring Our Cookie Friends!

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Hi, all! In case you didn't catch this recent (December 4) piece in the The New York Times , it's worth a read. It features several notable cookiers (many members of this site) and talks about the evolution and dynamics of the "modern-day" cookie business here in the US, focusing a lot on friendships and connections forged online! Link here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/1.../sugar-cookiers.html More power to cookiers, and congrats to all who were interviewed or mentioned, including...Read More...
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Saturday Spotlight Resumes on December 15

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Hi, all! Just a quick heads-up: there will be no Saturday Spotlight on December 8, as I am in all-day video shoots and classes the entire weekend. The Spotlight will resume on December 15, Christmas shopping and house-cleaning permitting! Thanks for your understanding. Maybe I'll get a clone for Christmas?!Read More...

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Hi, Perlitas dulces , Congrats on making your first post. I look forward to many more to come!
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Hi, all! There will be a brief hiatus in chats in December, seeing as most of us are likely to be distracted by the holidays. But, come the new year, we'll be chatting again in full force with the launch of our CookieCon 2019 Speakers Series, dedicated to conversations with the event's featured presenters ! It was just yesterday (almost literally) that we concluded the 2018 series. Because CookieCon changed to an annual schedule, now each spring, we're experiencing nearly back-to-back...Read More...

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I love the sweet story behind them too! We like getting youngsters turned onto cookie decorating as soon as possible, so they definitely...
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So clever. Now, is this monumental work for your family, or for some other occasion?! Just curious! Whomever gets it will be overjoyed!
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Wow! These look great - what a tremendous amount of work too! Are the boxes also cookies covered with fondant? And is that wafer paper...
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