[EDITOR'S NOTE: My bad again! @LisaF had this post all ready to roll for Saturday, but by the time my video shoot concluded - at midnight on Saturday night (!) - all I wanted to do was sit down and chill out with a glass of wine! I apologize for the tardy posting, but the cookies in this Spotlight are a delight and well worth the wait! Lisa will be posting again next week while I am at SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo, and, as a heads-up, that post may also arrive on Sunday. Have a great week! ~ JMU]
This week we are featuring cookies that have color and sparkle, and a few that are even out of this world! Because last week's Saturday Spotlight was the much anticipated Watch-Learn-Create Challenge #53 recap (if you haven't checked it out, I encourage you to do so!), I decided to combine the hot list* from this week and last week. There were several gems in the week between that I wanted to make sure we honored. The combination has provided us with a delightful blend of cookie inspiration.
#1: Mother's Day Cookies by Peg Redman (Unbearably cute! @Peg Redman has given us an adorable reminder of the upcoming holiday!)
#2: It's a Boy by Vero (Very Vero) (The shades of blue used by @Vero (Very Vero) are absolutely divine.)
#3: Space Cookies by Art of Cookies (@Art of Cookies created such a fun take on the space theme. I particularly like the space balloons.)
#4: Funny Guitars! by Di Art Sweets (The "cartooning" of these cookies really makes this set rock! Very fun, @Di Art Sweets!)
#5: Girlie 21st Birthday by Cajun Home Sweets (This set is a celebration of color and sparkle. Well done, @Cajun Home Sweets!)
#6: Colorful Easter by Skilful Cook (Though it may be Easter-inspired, this set by @Skilful Cook is so full of joy that it can be celebrated at any time!)
#7: A Little Afternoon Tea? by kns93 (This beautiful set by @kns93, posted in 2020, shows how something so well done can continue to trend!)
#8: Kaleidoscope by Manu (As is the case with so much of @Manu's work, this post continues to trend - after six years! It is one of my favorites and absolutely hypnotic.)
#9: Easter Bunny by Cookie Boutique (Easter may be over, but this set by @Cookie Boutique still brings plenty to smile about.)
#10: Stained Glass Rabbits by Zeena (@Zeena transformed these bunnies with a clever use of the stained glass technique. Great work.)
How's that for a creative blend of color, technique, and inspiration?! I think this list hits all the right notes for springtime celebrations. Congratulations to everyone featured. I will be back next week and can't wait to see what you post!
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Lisa Foss is a hobbyist cookie decorator. After careers in corporate communications and freelance writing, Lisa spent more than a decade at various soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and prison reentry programs throughout New York City. 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.