Julia M. Usher on Superpeer
Sugar Artist and Instructor
Hi, I'm Julia M. Usher, a world-renowned sugar artist best known for my pioneering work in 3-D decorated cookies. I love meeting fellow sugar artists, and am available to discuss everything from how to achieve the proper royal icing consistency to developing a successful brand. MORE ABOUT ME: While I'm most known for my cookies, I have 25 years-plus experience in the food industry. Over that 25 years, I have written two award-winning cookbooks, published 13 ebooks, chaired the board of IACP (the world's largest association of culinary professionals), run a brick-and-mortar bakery (for ten years), co-developed a documentary for Food Network, created a large and successful online following, developed two culinary product lines, and traveled the globe teaching cookie decorating. In 2013, I was awarded Cake Masters Magazine’s first-ever Cookier of the Year award; in 2014, I received the coveted Medal of Honor from OSSAS for my outstanding contributions to the sugar arts industry; and, in 2016, I was recognized as both Sugar Artist of the Year USA and International Sugar Artist of the Year by Edible Artists Global Awards. All of this is my way of saying . . . I've been around the block a few times! (My gray hairs and wrinkles are certainly testament to that!) Sincerely, my greatest hope in joining Superpeer is that I can more directly share some part of my hard-earned and varied experience with you. And that this sharing helps you realize your baking and decorating dreams faster than you could have imagined! SOME HOUSEKEEPING NOTES: (1) Mini hands-on decorating sessions can be scheduled, but, if you want to go that route, I recommend choosing a 60-minute ("in-depth") session and focusing on a single technique. (2) Please be as specific as possible when describing the topic or technique you want me to address during our call. That way, I can be sure to bring my A-game to you by prepping in advance if needed. Again, focusing on one or two specific questions or techniques is best, so that I have time to thoroughly address your needs. Open-ended calls with multiple objectives are generally going to be less productive given the relatively short nature of these consultations. Thank you! I look forward to chatting with you soon! In the meantime, live sweetly, as I like to say! A FOOTNOTE ABOUT SUBSCRIBING TO MY CHANNEL: I don't have any immediate plans to offer anything but one-on-one mentoring sessions on this platform, so if you subscribe to this channel, you may get an occasional email about coupon codes on one-on-one sessions and reminders of those services. In the future, I may also offer live-streamed video demos here, but please do not count on them in the next few months. Thank you.