Happy belated New Year, everyone! I hope you all welcomed in 2016 with a bang - and lots of cookies, of course! (So sorry for the delayed Spotlight, but I was otherwise occupied this weekend with various renditions of Auld Lang Syne*, not-to-be-missed family gatherings, and too much champagne! )
Fortunately, the old adage "better late than never" couldn't be more accurate this week. Over the last few days, scads of eye-catching and festive New Year's cookies have posted to the site, and, tonight, I'm celebrating the week's best of the best in this Spotlight. Even though each honoree is highly thematic (naturally), this week's hot list** displays myriad techniques, from glitzy airbrushing and edible gold leaf to hand-molded isomalt and wafer paper confetti, all of which can be applied to cookies throughout 2016! So, cheers! Let's raise a toast to this week's honorees!
#1: Warm and Happy New Year to Everyone!!! by Olvik
#2: Art Deco-Inspired New Year 2016 by Fernwood Cookie
#3: New Year 2016 Celebration by Kelcy Workman
#4: Champagne Bottle and Glasses by bobbiebakes
#5: Happy New Year!!!! by The Tailored Cookie
#6: Happy New Year 2016! by Kim Damon
#7: Happy New Year by Cookies Fantistique by Carol
#8: New Year Cookies by hikainmel (vert)
#9: New Year's Eve Cookies by Christina Hopper
#10: New Year's Eve Clocks by Heidi at Cookie Me This
I'm really looking forward to 2016 on Cookie Connection, and hope you are too! We've got lots of great content planned for the new year, including more featured site artwork from our recent Practice Bakes Perfect challenge; an in-depth interview with January's featured artist (The Cookie Architect); an upcoming chat with Tunde's Creations, hosted by Tina at Sugar Wishes; continued great posts by Honeycat Cookies, Bakerloo Station, Liesbet, and Dolce Sentire; and possibly a surprise new column or two!
* 'Til then . . .
So that no one has an unfair advantage in making it onto a hot list, the algorithm is secret even to site administrators. Only our platform developers know the code, which has been exhaustively tested by those developers and Cookie Connection staff.
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