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Blog Recipes and Tips From Julia Usher

Category: Decorating Techniques

March 4, 2015

Playing Cookie Catchup

Tsk, tsk! I’ve been so captivated with making cookie projects over the last few months that I’ve been remiss in posting them to my very own...

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November 23, 2014

Holiday Sweets Video Roundup

As you may or may not know, I’ve been religiously producing one YouTube video per week for about a year now, and as it turns out, I’ve...

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August 13, 2013

Dual-Mode Stenciling

What the heck is dual-mode stenciling, you ask?! (So sorry - it’s the former engineer in me who loves to make up pseudo-scientific names to...

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March 16, 2013

Easy Spring Flower Transfers

Sure, there are lots of gorgeous readymade royal icing transfers out there. (In fact, one of my favorite sources is fancyflours.com!) But...

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May 31, 2012

Packing Cookies for the Long Haul

If you’ve ever worked in the wedding cake business, you’ll appreciate why I always approached delivery day with an impending sense of doom....

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May 30, 2012

Beadwork Technique Tips

Even though some people may think of beadwork (the making of perfectly round icing dots) as a minor icing detail, I treat it here and in my...

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May 26, 2012

Filling and Handling a Parchment Pastry Cone

So how do you use my favorite decorating tool once it’s made? Regardless of the decorating technique you choose, there are some basic...

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May 26, 2012

Making a Parchment Pastry Cone

I hope you’ll find it reassuring to learn that I do 95 percent of my cookie decorating with this simple DIY tool, also called a cornet....

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April 4, 2012

Rubber-Stamped Springtime Cookies

I call rubber stamping my ultimate cheater technique, because it allows anyone - even those without God-given artistic talent - to create...

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March 16, 2012

Needlepoint Easter Basket Cookies

The delicate needlepoint effect on these baskets is straightforward once you know how, but because the spaces in the grids are so small...

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