Okay, so it's still Friday, but better early than never, as they say. Okay, maybe no one on this planet has ever used that expression before, but I'm taking the liberty with this Spotlight out of sheer necessity. You see, by this time tomorrow (when I usually draft this post), I'll (hopefully) be soundly asleep at a cruising altitude of 36,000 feet, with visions of fancy Chinese ice creams and Buddhist temples dancing in my head.
Yes, I'm traveling again, and once again to China, where, last time, my enjoyment of their glorious sights and sweets was dampened a touch by the spotty internet connection I had for an entire week. So, that's why I'm not taking any chances tonight.
The hot list* below is as stunning as always, and, not surprisingly, has an ample representation of Practice Bakes Perfect challenge entries, as everyone is scurrying to make next week's entry deadline. (More info here.) Plus, we're on the verge of wedding season, and there's nothing better than hearts, roses, and jewelry to underscore that theme! Enjoy - and keep your fingers crossed for a good internet connection (and more ice cream, noodles, dumplings, pork buns . . .) next week! I'll still be away at the scheduled time of our May 21 Spotlight.
#1: The Secret Garden by magu
#2: Wreath of Roses for Mom by Sweet Prodigy
#3: Indian Wedding Cookies by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#4: Jessica and Stacy by Susan Hennes
#5: Hearts and Roses by Delorse
#6: Glamorous Denim Hearts by Magadiuz
#7: Regal Elephant by Cookie Celebration LLC
#8: Blue Peony for Mothers' Day by eatableArt
#9: Mothers' Day by emilybaking
And last, but certainly not least . . .
#10: A Load of Roses by Magadiuz
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
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