I can't believe we are saying goodbye to another month. The summer breezes already feel like a distant memory. I guess I should clarify that those summer breezes were in my neighborhood. Though I am closing the pool and stacking firewood, not all of us are enjoying the same season. Some of the cookies on this week's hot list* serve as a beautiful reminder of this community's internationality. How lucky we are to have such a diverse and far-reaching membership on Cookie Connection! Some say fall, some say spring! However you say it, you will find so much inspiration on this site throughout every season.
Let's start celebrating!
#3: Sunflowers with a Touch of Van Gogh by Vero (Very Vero) (This collection really captures the dramatic nature of sunflowers. Well done, @Vero (Very Vero).)
#4: Fall by Di Art Sweets (The color palette that @Di Art Sweets uses here adds so much, don't you think? BTW, Dora is our October site artist too! Check out her adorable woodland animals and acorns in the banner and backdrop!)
#5: Watercolour Pumpkins by lulubakes (@lulubakes' artful commingling of colors perfectly conveys the splendor of autumn - which is one great reason this set landed in this week's cover image! Extra congrats!)
#8: Tiffany-Style Table Lamp by iSugarfy (aka swissophie) (This spectacular creation, made for a Cookie Connection challenge, is trending again after initially appearing in 2018. Make sure to look at all of the details that @iSugarfy (aka swissophie) shares in her comments.)
Now, wasn't that collection a fun one?! It has certainly left me inspired!
Wherever you're located or whatever season you might be enjoying, I hope the upcoming weeks provide you with ample opportunity to celebrate. And maybe find a few moments to play around in the kitchen . . . Julia and I would love to see more of your season's work!
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.
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. 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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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.