Hi, all! First, thanks for bearing with me as I've been slogging my way through a load of website work. After weeks of combing through my new site on multiple devices in all sorts of viewing modes, encountering bugs, and eradicating them, I am pleased to report that the site is looking pretty darn good and should be ready to launch in early July. After it launches, I'll still have LOTS of old blog content to fit into the new site layout and, of course, I need to resume generating new projects, but the end of this particular web development task is in sight. Phew! (Sneak peeks below.)
Yes, I'll be selling tutorials on it! And it even has a dedicated page about Cookie Connection to help lure new members . . .
Hopefully, the end result will be another platform that will help cookiers learn and grow as artists. That was my intent anyway.
But enough of my site drama, let's see what you all have been doing while my eyes were glued to my computer screen! This week's hot list* has some fun summer-themed cookies as well as ones that are more universal in nature - in other words, no shortage of fodder for beautiful cookie sets. Special congrats to @Wendy Cubic for being mentioned three times this week, and also to @小口真智子 for her most delightful cover image of three girls frolicking in the sea.
Now, for the big reveal . . .
#1: Butterflies . . . New Royal Icing Recipe by Wendy Cubic
#2: Wedding Cookies by Wendy Cubic
#3: Antique Summer by Mari Katagiri
#4: Initial Cookie for Family Wedding by Wendy Cubic [EDITOR'S NOTE: Way to go, Wendy, on your third spotlighted cookie!]
#5: Three Daughters Enjoying Summer by 小口真智子
#6: Zestaw Dla Nauczycieli (aka Set for Teachers) by Bożena Aleksandrow
#7: Tulips in a Pot by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
#8: Vino & Verse - Father's Day Pastimes by Virago
#9: 4th of July Patriotic Cookie Sticks by Olga Goloven
And, last but not least, a stunning set first posted in January 2021, which is witnessing a resurgence in interest (for reasons that will be obvious when you see it) . . .
#10: Plaque Designs for a First Birthday by Little-Fancies
Well, I certainly enjoyed this beautiful diversion from the drudgery of site editing! I hope this Spotlight was a pleasant escape for you too.
P.S. I'll be away once again next weekend, visiting family members not seen since long before COVID. That being said, I can't guarantee a Spotlight on Saturday, but I will try to sneak one in before or after the weekend.
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.
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