Saturday (Oops, Sunday) Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

 

If there’s one thing my current trip to my childhood home in Connecticut is teaching me, it’s that I’m way too overreliant on high-speed wifi! I can’t upload photos to my video team without it; I can’t review videos or post them without it; and, worst of all, I can’t post Saturday Spotlights without it! After alternately cursing my computer for its internet connection errors and my Luddite-of-a-mom for refusing to ever invest in decent wifi, I decided to abandon all internet work yesterday and focus on catching up with family and friends – which, after all, was the reason for my trip to Connecticut in the first place! Plus, I needed time to figure out where and when to get my high-speed fix!

I eventually found it, downtown, about 20 minutes from home in the local Panera, which is where I'm now sitting, reviewing the week’s gorgeous cookies! Thankfully, the connection is strong and secure, so I can soak up all of their beauty without any interruption! I apologize for the delay in posting, but better late than never as they say! Enjoy - and congrats to all!

#1: Watermelon Cookies by Evelindecora#1 - Watermelon Cookies by Evelindecora

#2: Happy Birthday by Teri Pringle Wood#2 - Happy Birthday by Teri Pringle Wood

#3: Agate Cookies by Masumi (Icing Cookie for Smile)#3 - Agate Cookies by Masumi (Icing Cookie for Smile)

#4: Painted Birds by Annelise (Le bois meslé)#4 - Painted Birds by Annelise (Le bois meslé)

#5: Colorful Abstract by Ashlee McCabe
#5 - Colorful Abstract by Ashlee McCabe

#6: Floral Notes by Ashlee McCabe [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats on your second
recognition of the week, @Ashlee McCabe! So well done!]
#6 - Floral Notes by Ashlee McCabe

#7: Isomalt Cookie with Blossoms by Vanilla & Me#7 - Isomalt Cookie with Blossoms by Vanilla & Me

#8: Many Thick Cats by Icingsugarkeks [EDITOR'S NOTE: I'm not sure why @Icingsugarkeks calls these cats "thick"?! I think the best descriptor is "cute" or "darling"! ]#8 - Many Thick Cats by Icingsugarkeks

#9: Summer Fruit Platter by Anne Bodeman Widga
#9 - Summer Fruit Platter by Anne Bodeman Widga

And, once again, @Teri Pringle Wood with her second mention of the week . . .

#10: Happy Flowers and Ladybugs by Teri Pringle Wood#10 - Happy Flowers and Ladybugs by Teri Pringle Wood

P.S. I will be on home turf in Missouri next weekend, so the Spotlight should go as normally scheduled! However, I plan to change up the Spotlight a bit over the next couple of weeks to showcase the winners in my 2-D and 3-D cookie competitions. So stay tuned for that - you're going to see some very cool stuff and hear from some very cool competitors! 

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A heartfelt congratulations to everyone who is spotlighted here for your beautiful cookie creations! You all truly amaze me with your talent and creativity. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in sharing your processes and learned skills along your own cookie decorating journeys! 

Hugs to all ❤️❤️❤️

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