"Summer! Summer! Summer!" Such was the rallying cry of a recent house guest as he jumped in the pool. Buck naked. To give context, the summer enthusiast had just spent seven hours in an overstuffed car. And he is also six years old. But he is not wrong. Summer is definitely in full swing at my house. And in full bloom on this site!
We have had so many phenomenal entries for Watch-Learn-Create Challenge #54. I am finding the cookie gardens so much more enjoyable to look at than my actual flower beds. Things outside have definitely gotten away from me. Calling my gardens "wild and overgrown" would be a very generous description. If only I could use a piping bag, trussing needle, and guidance from @Anna_Sunday_Cookers and @Manu biscotti decorati to make things as gorgeous as they are on this week's hot list*.
Let's get right to it!
#2: Last Bouquet by Heather Bruce Sosa (Again, please visit @Heather Bruce Sosa's post to check out all of the wonderful details in the work-in-process photos that she attached to this challenge entry.)
#4: Pink Bouquet by Heather Bruce Sosa (This colorful collection is @Heather Bruce Sosa's second appearance in this week's Spotlight. And I've lost count of how many challenge entries this bouquet makes for her! Congratulations!)
So there you have it. Summer in all of its pristine perfection. At least that's how things are on Cookie Connection. My house, gardens, and kitchen tell another story . . .
I hope everyone has a wonderful week filled with summer sweetness!
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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. She 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.
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