Aha! I'm back for the second Spotlight in two weeks! That must be a recent record! I wish I could say things have settled down, but as soon as my new site launched, I kicked into high gear with video production for my new stencil-cutter-video kits (coming in mid-September) and prep for the debut of Challenge #51 in our new Watch-Learn-Create series hosted by @Manu. Speaking of that challenge, it opens on July 20 with a live airing of my video demonstration about shaping and covering 3-D cookies. Be sure to tune into my Facebook page at 11 am CDT, but, if you can't make it live and still want to participate in the challenge, no worries! Just check back to the challenge blog category later on July 20, and the video replay and challenge rules will be posted there to peruse at your leisure. For more info about this challenge, please read Manu's recent post on the subject . . . Wow! Have I ever digressed?! (My excuse: it's super easy to get distracted by the excitement of our new challenge format!)
But back to another equally exciting matter - the one now at hand! Who had the ten top-trending cookies on Cookie Connection this week?! In other words, who made it on to this week's hot list*?! Let's see, shall we?
#1: Blue Crabs by Three Melons Bake Shop
#2: Christmas Bells by Lorena Rodríguez
#3: Taco Bout a Party by Cajun Home Sweets
#4: Madonna by Maggy Morales [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special congrats to Maggy for earning our coveted cover spot this week with this absolute beauty!]
#5: Lavender for a Birthday by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
#6: Frida Kahlo by Susan Moniz
#7: Summer Flowers by Di Art Sweets
#8: A Spoonful of Sugar by LisaF
#9: Big Cookies for Cakes by BevH
What a wonderfully eclectic set of cookies this week, eh? I can't wait to see what hits the hot list* next Saturday! Again, don't forget to tune into the debut of Challenge #51 on Wednesday, July 20! It would be great fun for Manu and me to see many of you there!
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.