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Julia Usher How To Videos — Misc

Magic Wishes Dynamic Duos™ Stenciled Cookie

Misc

Magic Wishes Dynamic Duos™ Stenciled Cookie

I’m a firm believer in science, facts, and that you, and only you, control your own destiny! But, at times like these, I’m willing to suspend a little disbelief. After all, who wouldn’t love a liberal sprinkling of fairy dust to blunt their coronavirus blues? With this video, my aim is to give you some of that magical sparkle by introducing you to “Magic Wishes”, one of my recently released Dynamic Duos™ stencil designs. It features fairies and oversized flowers, and its inspirational messages allow it to work for anything from a little girl’s birthday to an older woman’s promotion...

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Bakery-Themed Cookie Embellishments (A Companion Video)

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Bakery-Themed Cookie Embellishments (A Companion Video)

In this video, I show how to make the fun embellishments used on my popular bakery-themed cookies that appeared in my previous video. Those cookies used my “Live Sweetly” Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets for airbrushing of the bakery shop background pattern. However, in my usual more-is-more style, I dressed up those cookies with lots of dimensional decorations. Those decorations are the subject of this video, and they include everything from mini modeled royal icing breads and piped sugar canisters to fondant rolling pins and cupcakes. Basically, there’s lots of sweetness headed your way, so please view on! And, P.S. Even...

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Live Sweetly Dynamic Duos™ Stenciled Cookie

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Live Sweetly Dynamic Duos™ Stenciled Cookie

Hi, everyone! After a busy spring and summer of cookie decorating classes, I’m finally back with a new video for you! (Thanks for staying tuned in!) In this video, I demonstrate how to use my recently released and very popular “Live Sweetly” Dynamic Duos™ stencil sets. If you love sweets and baking, then these sets are absolutely perfect for you! They were originally custom-designed for a bakery-themed bat mitzvah earlier this spring, but I’ve since adapted them to include more design elements and messages for almost any celebration. In the first part of the video, I show how to use...

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Fondant Appliqué Still Life Cookie (with Airbrushed/Stenciled Background)

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Fondant Appliqué Still Life Cookie (with Airbrushed/Stenciled Background)

I’m back this week with a more adult spin on last week’s baby cookie – a lovely still life cookie, perfect for weddings, birthdays, late summer garden parties . . . heck, just about any occasion! For the foreground elements (vase and butterflies), it relies on the same fondant appliqué technique used on the baby cookie. But, for the background, I’ve mixed things up a bit. Instead of rubber-stamping like last time, I show how to make custom patterns by combining two different stencils and then airbrushing. This same, very simple “dual-stencil” approach can be used to make one-of-a-kind two-part...

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Underwater Ephemera Collage Cookie Using Julia's "Underwater" Background Stencil

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Underwater Ephemera Collage Cookie Using Julia's "Underwater" Background Stencil

So why am I making this underwater cookie scene in the middle of one of the coldest winters on record?! Good question! It’s because I just went on a cookie cruise to Cozumel for a week, where the organizer told me I had to teach a “steampunk under the sea”-themed cookie, and, well, this is my take on that cookie! Admittedly, it’s more of an underwater ephemera cookie with lots of little sea-themed edibles (that won’t last long around anyone with even a mild penchant for sweets)! But there’s a clear nod to steampunk in the metallic cookie gears on...

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