Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 New Year's Cookies

 

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#1 - Warm and Happy New Year to Everyone by Olvak

#2: Art Deco-Inspired New Year 2016 by Fernwood Cookie
#2 - Art Deco-Inspired New Year 2016 by Fernwood Cookie

#3: New Year 2016 Celebration by Kelcy Workman#3 - New Year 2106 Celebration by Kelcy Workman

#4: Champagne Bottle and Glasses by bobbiebakes#4 - Champagne Bottle and Glasses by bobbibakes

#5: Happy New Year!!!! by The Tailored Cookie#5 - Happy New Year!!!! by TheTailoredCookie

#6: Happy New Year 2016! by Kim Damon#6 - Happy New Year 2016 (ex) by Kim Damon

#7: Happy New Year by Cookies Fantistique by Carol
#7 - Happy New Year by Cookies Fantistique by Carol

#8: New Year Cookies by hikainmel (vert)#8 - New Year Cookies by hikainmel (vert)

#9: New Year's Eve Cookies by Christina Hopper#9 - New Year's Eve Cookies by Christina Hopper

#10: New Year's Eve Clocks by Heidi at Cookie Me This#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 . . .

** As a reminder, a word about how the rankings are determined: The rankings are not at all subjective. In fact, they are determined essentially by you, our members, and the activity (number of views, likes, and comments) you've bestowed on each photo. The site uses a top-secret algorithm that weighs these various factors to determine which photos are trending most quickly (i.e., are the "hottest") over specified periods of time. As such, the hot list at the time of this announcement may look a little different a few hours or a day from now as more photos are added to the site.

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.

All photos shown here are the courtesy (and copyright) of the designers listed.

To check out our other hot lists, at any time of day, visit our Hot Spot, also found in the site's main navigation line.

 

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This is a very unexpected and very pleasantly! Thank you so much  everyone for your kind comments and high appreciation!!! I thank Julia for the great work , this wonderful site and possibility communicate and share! Happy Creative New Year!!!

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