It may be very late on Saturday (or maybe it's Sunday already?), but I'm baaaacck, nearly on time, with another wonderful hot list* full of festive fall vibes. (Say that three times fast!) As with last week, tonight's roundup features everything autumn, from leaves and acorns to pumpkins and sweet little woodland pixies. (Speaking of pixies, congrats to @Evelindecora for her cutie in the cover image!)
Leading the list this week is a 3-D creation made for our current Watch-Learn-Create challenge that's so unexpected and impressive. But, before we get to it, just a quick plug for the challenge. There's still a week and a half to create and there's so much to be learned in the process, so I encourage you all to participate. The rules are limited and, though I'm giving out two free tutorials, the prize winners are always selected at random because, first and foremost, the objectives of these challenges are to stretch imaginations and hone decorating skills. Did I pique your interest?! If so, click here for more challenge info, including my kickoff videos about shaping and covering contoured cookies, the subject of this challenge.
Now, on to that impressive challenge entry in our number one spot . . .
#1: Backyard Planter and Bird Bath by Cookies Fantastique
#2: Mushroom Cookie by Evelindecora
#3: Fall Fruits, Leaves, and Nuts by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#4: Very Funky 3-D Birdbaths by Stevie Jean [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another fun - not funky - entry in the current challenge!]
#5: Fox in the Rose Hip Bush by Gingerland [EDITOR'S NOTE: Ooh, I'm a big fan of rose hips! Did you know they make tasty jelly and chutney in addition to being fabulous cookie decorations?!]
#6: Mr. Spider (Front View) by teeadri [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another incredible challenge entry! This one is so popular that it's been on our hot list two weeks in a row! What a great response for this first-time challenge entrant. Way to go, @TeeAdri!]
#7: Crosses Using Different Techniques by Cookies Fantastique [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats to Carol for landing on the hot list twice this week!]
#8: Cookies Designed to Coordinate with Invite by EAC
#9: Happy Fall! by Cookies on Cambridge [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another repeat honoree from last week. I am sure you can see the reason why!]
And, rounding out this week's hot list is this set, also a popular submission from years back . . .
#10: Thanksgiving Fall Leaves and Acorns Collection by Allison @ Baked on Briar
FYI: I will be traveling next Saturday, but I hope to have another Spotlight to you later that weekend. In the meantime, have a great week!
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