Hey, gang! This week, we've got a great assortment of top-trending fall cookies as well as Watch-Learn-Create Challenge #51 entries in our Spotlight. Speaking of the challenge. . . Challenge host @Manu recently extended the deadline for entries to October 4 to allow everyone a little more time to create. I, for one, am elated by this news, as I've been getting so much joy and inspiration from watching entrants put their own special spins on my techniques. I hope others will take this extra time to rise to my contoured cookie challenge - not purely for selfish reasons (though I do love all of the ideas I'm getting), but also because I know that anyone who enters is bound to grow through the process of doing so. For more challenge info, just jump on over to Manu's intro post about it. There are very few rules in this new challenge format - our aim is to inspire people to try new things, without the restrictions or pressure of lots of constraints.
Now . . . back to the matter at hand: this week's hot list*! I am showcasing ten wonderful cookie sets that won't disappoint. Special congrats to @Karen Higgins for earning the coveted cover spot with her farmers' market set that won a blue ribbon at her local fair. Karen is also a first-time honoree, as is @teeadri. Way to go, ladies! Let's check out the rest of the honorees, shall we?!
#1: South Tyrol Cookies by Evelindecora
#2: Hocus Pocus by PrettyLittleCookieCo.
#3: Tea Set by Zeena [EDITOR'S NOTE: One of a couple of creative challenge entries by @Zeena. I love the rich red finish on her contoured pieces, and you can read how she achieved it in her comments under this post.]
#4: Yucatán Doll by Ana Borja
#5: Farmers' Market Fair Contest Entry by Karen Higgins
#6: Letní Nanuky (aka Summer Popsicles) by Dita
#7: Autumn Leaves by Barbara Ells
#8: Always on My Mind by Petra Florean [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another clever challenge entry! I admire how Petra seamlessly incorporated so many different covering techniques!]
#9: "Fall" in Love Bridal Shower Set by Maddy D's Sweets
And, last but not least, a recent challenge entry that's perfectly tied to the season, and perfectly executed as well . . .
#10: Mr. Spider (Front View) by teeadri
Great work, was I not right?! Well done, everyone! Though I'm still in the throes of back-to-back product launches and burning the midnight oil as a result, I hope to see you next Saturday with another impressive Spotlight. Stay tuned!
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