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Julia M. Usher

Founder and Host, Cookie Connection; Owner, Recipes for a Sweet Life
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The Winner Reveal: Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ 2022

At long last, it's the time so many of you have been waiting for - the grand winner reveal in the second virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™! But, wait! What happened to the finalist announcement, you ask?! Good question. A few weeks ago, I posted a notice to this site that answered this question quite fully. If you missed it, it said..

Saturday (Oops, Sunday) Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

Hi, everyone! First, I apologize for the skipped Spotlight (last week) and the delayed one (this week). It was the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US and so I decided to take off from work to be with family, to recover from my mother's move to St. Louis the week prior, and to do some things (besides cookie decorating) that I like to do. I hope that all of you who celebrate...

International Alignment: An Important Judging Update for Julia's Competition

Hi, all! If you've been keeping an eye on the schedule for the 2022 virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™, you've probably been waiting with bated breath for the finalist reveal originally slated for today, November 18. If so, read on, as I have an important update for you related to the determination and announcement of winners...

My Third Kitchen Club Kit!

Scandinavian-style Christmas trees! I’m back with another early Christmas gift – my third stencil-cutter-video kit in my new Kitchen Club Collection, designed in partnership with Confection Couture Stencils! I dare say that this kit might just be my favorite so far. It’s super easy to stencil; the stencils look great with a minimum of colors; and...

What to Expect Now That You've Entered

Hi, competitors! As you know, the 2022 virtual edition of Julia M. Usher’s Cookie Art Competition™ closed for entries yesterday, October 15. First and foremost, congrats to all of the registrants who successfully delivered entries to the virtual judging “table”! Seeing an idea through to fruition is 90% of any competition! I am pleased to report that...

My Second Kitchen Club Kit!

My second kit is out, and well in advance of the holiday for which it's intended, so you'll have plenty of time to play with it! Yay! (For a reminder of how my new Kitchen Club came about, please refer to my club debut post from September.) This kit is particularly enchanting because it allows you to...