It really seems as though the top-trending cookies on this site are aligning perfectly with the feeling in my community. I noticed an increased number of Day of the Dead celebrations (my goodness, those decorations are beautiful!) and now Christmas decorations are appearing all over the place. I will never say no to a reason to celebrate (particularly in these trying times). So, I say bring it on!
And, as I indicated at the start, this week's hot list* does not disappoint.
Let the celebrating begin!
#1: Unpainted Santa Royal Icing Transfer by Tina at Sugar Wishes (@Tina at Sugar Wishes' Santa has so much texture and detail. Tina was also kind enough to share her creation process, so be sure to check out the comments under her post.)
#3: Woodland Animals Christmas Ornaments by Gingerland (These edible ornaments really capture the natural beauty of the season, don't you think?)
#5: Fun Family Christmas Cookies by vivi (This cheery set makes me smile each time I see it. It also makes excellent use of Eddie, the edible printer. Great job mastering this cutting-edge cookie technology, @vivi.)
#8: 'Tis The Season by The Vintage Cookie Jar (Such a peaceful, zen-like baking vibe! This set depicts my state of mind so perfectly that I decided to feature it as this week's cover image. Congratulations, @The Vintage Cookie Jar!)
#9: Dia de los Muertos by Elizabeth B. (This colorful collection is @Elizabeth B.'s second post that's on an upward trend this week. And, it's another example of her terrific piping skills!)
#10: Hard Work by yokko (@yokko has given us the perfect combination of artistry and whimsy.)
This week's collection brought me so much joy. And inspiration! Thank you to everyone who shared their work. Keep it coming! I can think of no better way to start the new week than with a vision of Santa that culminates with a cherry on top!
I hope everyone has a safe and happy week.
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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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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.