In our ongoing celebration of gingerbread this month, we turn from the fabulous 3-D creations of last week's Spotlight to honor 2-D gingerbread treats. Though certainly shorter and flatter than last week's honorees, this week's hot list* continues to reach new heights of creativity!
Topping the list is a gingerbread canvas painted with an idyllic winter scene. From there, you'll delight in a diversity of cookies, including an intricately piped ginger-bell and a rustic nut-topped ginger-star. The range of techniques applied to this spicy medium couldn't have been much broader, as these two cookies attest.
Enjoy, and congrats to this week's cookie stars!
#1: Winter Twilight by Rita Oarga
#2: Think Pink by Creative Cookies Belgrade
#3: White Advent Bell by AnikÓ VargÁnÉ OrbÁn
#4: Christmas Gingerbread by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#5: Decorated Gingerbread Christmas Set by Sarah's Sweets
#6: Gingerbread Picture by LSchuy
#7: Gingerbread Man Stocking by The Cookie Lab
#8: Just A Tulip by AnikÓ VargÁnÉ OrbÁn
#9: Twelve Days Gingerbread by Helen at Epicurean Biscuits
#10: Gingerbread Star by Helen at Epicurean Biscuits
* 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.
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