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Julia M Usher
Works at Recipes for a Sweet Life
Attended Yale University
Lives in St. Louis, MO
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#COOKIE CONNECTION ALERT: Hi! I'm seeking your input on our latest vanilla survey in prep for our next Toolbox Talk! It's quick, I promise! Please fill it out here: http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/surveys/vanilla-flavoring-in-baking-type-and-brand-use Thanks in advance for participating!
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#COOKIE CONNECTION ALERT: Our Rising Star Series continues in February with a live chat with the talented Samantha Yacovetta, aka Aproned Artist​. Hope to "see" you there! Samantha's chat room is now open to receive advance questions: http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/chat-event/live-chat-with-samantha-yacovetta-aka-aproned-artist
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#COOKIE CONNECTION ALERT: Don't forget - I'll be live-chatting with interested members this weekend. The topic is site feedback, and planning and prioritizing for 2017! Hope to "see" you there: http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/chat-event/2017-site-feedback-and-planning-chat-with-julia
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#COOKIE CONNECTION ALERT: Top 10 New Year Cookies in this week's Saturday Spotlight. Cookies and photo by Bakerloo Station​!
http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/blog/saturday-spotlight-top-10-new-year-cookies
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#COOKIE CONNECTION ALERT: Don't forget! Just two days left to help celebrate the cookiers who inspired, taught, or wowed you the most in 2016! Say thank you by making your Cookiers' Choice Awards nominations right now: http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/blog/announcing-the-2016-cookiers-choice-awards
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#COOKIECONNECTION ALERT - It's that time again - I am seeking site art work (cookies only) for 2017. Featured artists will have their work beautifying our banner and backdrop for a month, and will also be showcased in an in-depth Cookier Close-up interview. Thanks for considering! More details here: http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/topic/say-hello-to-our-january-2017-site-artist
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#COOKIE CONNECTION ALERT: Top 10 Cookies in this week's Saturday Spotlight. COOKIES AND PHOTO BY MASUMI http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/blog/saturday-spotlight-top-10-cookies-9
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This week's video is here, showcasing the "I'm Yours" set from my new Prettier Plaques cookie stencil series!
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#COOKIE CONNECTION ALERT! Start your New Year fresh, and hone your cookie skills, with our latest Practice Bakes Perfect challenge (a cookie set redo)! Open 'til January 22. More info here from challenge host Bakerloo Station: http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/blog/practice-bakes-perfect-challenge-20-cookie-redux
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It’s never too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day! That said, this week I’ve got an all-chocolate video project – from dome to pedestal - that’s perfect for your loved ones on that special day!
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#COOKIE CONNECTION ALERT: In our first live chat of 2017, I'm seeking your input about how to make Cookie Connection better than ever in the New Year. Read the following for more details and to learn how to leave advance comments starting now! http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/blog/2017-site-feedback-and-planning-chat-with-julia
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Happy New Year, everyone! In this video, I show how to use my latest Stencil of the Month (and share details about how to join my Stencil of the Month Club!)
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Work
Occupation
Cookbook author, food writer, food stylist, and cookie decorating guru
Skills
Baking, pastry, decorating, writing, and styling
Employment
  • Recipes for a Sweet Life
    Owner, present
    Freelance food writer, stylist, and content provider
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St. Louis, MO
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Tagline
Live sweetly!
Introduction
I love sweets, plain and simple, especially decorating them.
Bragging rights
James Beard Food Journalism Finalist; Immediate Past President, International Association of Culinary Professionals; Founder of Cookie Connection; Author of the award-winning Cookie Swap and Ultimate Cookies, 13 ebooks, a 16-video cookie decorating course, and the new app Ultimate Cookies!
Education
  • Yale University
    Engineering, BS, 1984
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Engineering, MS, 1987
  • Stanford University
    Business, MBA, 1992
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Female
Other names
Julie
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