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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

 

Spring is definitely in high gear in my neighborhood. The signs are everywhere. It's not just the Easter decorations or the blossoming trees. It's also . . . my allergies! My watering eyes have become just as expected as the daffodils. All are currently in full bloom.

As you'll see, the creativity of our cookiers is also in full bloom. This week's hot list* is overflowing with spring and Easter inspiration!

#1: Peacock by Elizabeth B. (This gorgeous guy isn't only a stunner; he's also a big one! The cookie is 14 inches in diameter. Also, special congrats to @Elizabeth B. for her first appearance in one of our Spotlights. She certainly made a grand entrance, didn't she?!)
#1 Peacock by Elizabeth B.

#2: Easter Bunny by Mari Katagiri (Beautiful and elegant, this 3-D project is the perfect blend of Easter and spring, which is why it's such a suitable cover image this week. Congrats on earning that coveted spot, @Mari Katagiri!)
#2 Easter Bunny by Mari Katagiri

#3: Spring Easter by Dani Matos (@Dani Matos said that she had some extra biscuits that she "just decorated for fun". What a creative addition.)
#3 Spring Easter by Dani Matos

#4: Happy Easter by Jani May Cookies (A delightful set!)
#4 Happy Easter by Jani May Cookies

#5: Colourful Easter by Heather Bruce Sosa (@Heather Bruce Sosa used all kinds of techniques to decorate her eggs. What a beautiful batch!)
#5 Colourful Easter by Heather Bruce Sosa

#6: Dinosaur Cookies by Art of Cookies (I love the colors that @Art of Cookies selected for these cute beasts.)
#6 Dinosaur Cookies by Art of Cookies

#7: Easter Cookies by Gingerland (Thanks to all of your views, comments, and likes, this week marks the second Spotlight for this set. Congratulations, @Gingerland!)
#7 Easter Cookies by Gingerland

#8: Project Cookie "Puzzle" by Cookies Fantastique (Creative and fun, @Cookies Fantastique's creation is already perfectly plated!)
Project Cookie Puzzle by Cookies Fantastique

#9: Peter Rabbit's Garden by Zeena (This adorable ode to Peter Rabbit is filled with springtime cheer.)
#9 Peter Rabbit's Garden by Zeena

#10: Easter Cookie Platter by Vero (Very Vero) (I love the eyes on these cuties.)
#10 Easter Cookie Platter by Vero [Very Vero)

That completes the basket of inspiration for this week. I hope you enjoy this Easter weekend, Passover, or whatever you choose to celebrate. May it be filled with sweet treats, springtime joy, and a chance or two to smell the flowers. In my case, that last one requires a refill of my allergy medication!πŸ˜‚

Congratulations to everyone who was featured!

* 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.

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.

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Lisa Foss is a hobbyist cookie decorator. After careers in corporate communications and freelance writing, she focused her attention on the nonprofit sector. Lisa’s cookie journey began in 2011 when she started making gingerbread houses. After getting a handle on construction, she focused on improving her decorating skills through books, videos, and online tutorials. This exploration brought her to Cookie Connection, which has provided her with an incredible community to learn from and grow with. Though she enjoys making cookies for family and friends, Lisa’s main focus is cookies for charity.

For more information about Lisa and her work, please check out her Facebook and Instagram pages.

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Note: Saturday Spotlight is a weekly Cookie Connection blog feature written alternately by Lisa Foss and Julia M. Usher. Its primary intent is to cast a spotlight on the week's top-trending cookie posts, as determined automatically by the site algorithms described above. This article expresses the views of the author, and not necessarily those of this site, its owners, its administrators, or its employees. To see all of Cookie Connection's past Saturday Spotlights, click here.

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  • Top 10 Cookies Banner - April 8, 2023: 3-D Cookie and Photo by Mari Katagiri; Graphic Design by Julia M Usher
  • #1- Peacock: By Elizabeth B.
  • #2 - Easter Bunny: By Mari Katagiri
  • #3 - Spring Easter: By Dani Matos
  • #4 - Happy Easter: By Jani May Cookies
  • #5 - Colourful Easter: By Heather Bruce Sosa
  • #6 - Dinosaur Cookies: By Art of Cookies
  • #7 - Easter Cookies: By Gingerland
  • #8 - Project Cookie "Puzzle": By Cookies Fantastique
  • #9 - Peter Rabbit's Garden: By Zeena
  • #10 - Easter Cookie Platter: By Vero (Very Vero)

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Hey, we're early with the Spotlight this week (for a change) - but that's all due to the added help I'm getting with writing them from new site contributor @LisaF. Thanks again, Lisa! How did I ever do this without you?!

Honorees, such wonderfully spring-y work! Thanks for contributing! It's late here now, so I'll push this post out onto social media and get you "I was featured" badges late Saturday night. Stay tuned to your private messages on this site, as that's where I send badges. Congrats again!

Also, a housekeeping note: Next week's Saturday Spotlight will be our Challenge #53 recap by @Manu. That challenge closes tomorrow, so be sure to get your entries in ASAP (overview and rules here). You won't want to miss a chance to win another free online class from the super-talented @Laura Saporiti!

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