Aha! I betcha thought I'd be posting the week's top 10 wedding cookies (after all, June is wedding month). Or the hottest Fourth of July cookies to celebrate that imminent holiday in my home country. But, noooo . . . I fooled you. This week, it's none of the above, and nothing teased on the Cookie Connection home page!
Because today marks the end of Cookie Connection's first month, I thought it fitting that we commemorate the past 3 to 4 weeks of the site's exciting, crazy-busy life by celebrating the ten hottest* cookies of the month! Hold onto your seats; each of these cookies amazes in its own unique way!
#1: Topping the list, undeniably for its striking detail, is Paisley Flower by Art & Honey.
#2: It was only a matter of time before De Koekenbakkers hit a top spot for her spectacular 3-D work - this time, it's Snoopy's Dog House!
#3: "Magical" sums up this month's third-place creation, Princess Cookies by Happy Loris Baking Company.
#4: And the fourth spot goes (coincidentally) to a fabulous 4-D cookie, complete with moving parts - Cookie Boxes and Chest by Vivi Ciak.
#5: "Wow" is the word for these fondant-covered Wedding Cakes by Tina at Sugar Wishes.
#6: This stylish cookie had many of us doing double-takes. Congrats to Au Claire de la Lune for Vintage Fashion.
#7: Simply called Flowers, our seventh place cookie set, crafted by two-time winner The Cookie Lab, speaks (boldly!) for itself.
#8: Another back-to-back winner, Ali's Sweet Tooth takes eighth for this incredibly lifelike set. Not sure if I should eat them or wear them!
#9: Spring Hippos (not to be confused with Summer Hippos ) made a splash this month as well. Hoorah for Creative Cookies Belgrade!
#10: Last but not least, Creative Cookies Belgrade does it AGAIN, this time with elephants festooned with intricate details!
So . . . what did you think? A great first month, right?!
Please give all of these fabulous cookiers a shout-out by sharing this post with friends or in your favorite social media outlets. (Handy share links are at the bottom of this post!)
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone! And for those of you in the US, enjoy your Fourth of July as well! (Who knows, maybe I'll feature all those dazzling stars and stripes next week?! )
* 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. But what you see here is who was hottest over the previous month at the time of this post!
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.