I frankly wasn't sure when I would get around to posting this week's Saturday Spotlight. (I was on vacation this week and inundated - in a good way - with family and other house guests.) But with cookies as exceptional as those topping this week's hot list*, I suppose it should come as no surprise that I started looking for every excuse to dodge family outings in order to write this post!
Once again, the honorees listed below reflect the vast diversity of cookier talents and themes posted on Cookie Connection. (Can you believe that over 3,800 cookie photos have been posted on this site since its inception in June?! Such amazing work too . . .) This week, you'll see some fantastic back-to-school cookies still riding the wave of last week's Spotlight, as well as eerily beautiful baby dragons, a stunning Nantucket-themed set, and one of my all-time favorite summertime cookies, whose minimalist style is just like its photo title - a breath of fresh air!
I trust you'll find as much wonderful diversion in these cookies as I did this week! Enjoy!
#1: Nantucket Delicacy Set by Rebecca at The Cookie Architect
#2: Vintage Back-to-School Set by Mike at Semi Sweet
#3: The Summer Wind by Vanina at Viva La Tarta
#4: Poodle Skirt Cookies by Ali's Sweet Tooth
#5: Dragon Platter by Lucy at Honeycat Cookies
#6: New Orleans Cookies by Elizabeth at SweetArt Sweets
#7: Peppa Pig Party Bouquet by Patricia at Experimentos Con Azúcar
#8: Tea Party Set by Ali's Sweet Tooth [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats on your second win this week, Jaci!]
#9: Black and White by Sugar Me That
#10: Baby Shower by Jill at Custom Cookies by Jill
* 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 week 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.
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.