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Blog Recipes and Tips From Julia Usher

August 14, 2014

Video Release: How to Make Cast Sugar Containers

In this video, I pick up where I left off in Cast Sugar 101 (Part 1) - link below - by showing you how to take various cast sugar pieces...

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August 7, 2014

Video Release: How to Repurpose Leftover Cast Sugar (aka Cast Sugar Basics 101 - Part 2)

In this second-part of my two-video Cast Sugar 101 series, I provide a few creative ways to repurpose leftover cast sugar from Part 1 (link...

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August 4, 2014

Video Release: How to Cast (Mold) Sugar (aka Cast Sugar Basics 101 - Part 1)

In this first part of my two-video Cast Sugar 101 series, I show how to cast (aka mold) granulated sugar into a variety of shapes, which...

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July 31, 2014

Video Release: Product Test - TruColor Natural Gel Colors in Royal Icing

Surprise! This video is a departure for me! I’m not decorating or baking here, but rather testing a brand-new all-natural food coloring -...

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July 20, 2014

Video Release: How to Pipe Multi-Color Chocolate Doilies

In a previous video (link below), I showed you how to pipe single-color dark chocolate lace doilies freehand. In this video, I take that...

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July 13, 2014

Video Release: How to Make 3-D Cookie Bud Vases

Many of you have asked me about that bud vase sitting on my countertop in recent videos. Yes, it IS a cookie, and here’s the video that...

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July 7, 2014

Video Release: How to Make Espresso Granita Parfait (aka Granita vs. Sorbet 101)

When I’m not cookie or cake decorating, I like to keep it pretty simple in the kitchen - like with this easy, breezy summertime espresso...

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June 29, 2014

Video Release: How to Assemble 3-D Cookie Wedding Bouquets

I made the cookie doilies for this project in Part 1 (video below), and now in this video, I assemble them along with royal icing roses,...

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June 21, 2014

Video Release: How to Make Eyelet Lace Doily Cookies

Though lovely as is, these cookies are even more striking as “platters” for my 3-D sandwiched wedding cake cookies, or as part of my 3-D...

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June 14, 2014

Video Release: How to Assemble 3-D Sandwiched Wedding Cake Cookies

I told you I had lots of wedding videos for you, but, hey, it’s wedding season after all! In this video, I show how to turn an everyday 2-D...

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