Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

 

Wowza! Now if that cover art didn't get your attention, I'm not sure what would! The colors just POP off the page, don't they?! I chose @Di Art Sweets's photo for this special highlight because it underscores one of the things I love most about our cookie community - and that's diversity! Just when you thought soft pink and red lacy valentines were it . . . BOOM! . . . along comes this untraditional, very modern take on Valentine's Day, which makes use of turquoise no less! 

With everything from a lovable rhino to silly snails, this week's hot list* is also a tribute to your wonderful diversity! Even the three featured challenge photos are strikingly different, despite the challenge requirement that entries be all one color.

So, without further ado, here are this week's honorees! Congrats to all!

(Also, a heads up: I will be out of the country next weekend on a teaching trip and unable to work on the site, so Saturday Spotlights will resume on February 16. "See" you then!)

#1: Winter White by Fernwood Cookie [EDITOR'S NOTE: The first of our featured Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #32 entries! Psssst . . . the challenge is open 'til February 17, so there's still plenty of time to join the fun!]
#1 - Winter White by Fernwood Cookie

#2: Terracotta Pottery Artifacts by PUDING FARM [EDITOR'S NOTE: Featured challenge entry #2!]#2 - Terracotta Pottery Artifacts by PUDING FARM

#3: Snow Rabbit Valentine by swissophie [EDITOR'S NOTE: And . . . featured challenge entry #3!]
#3 - Snow Rabbit Valentine by swissophie



#4: Bee Mine by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: After a brief absence from the site, Teri returned this week in full force with four - yes, FOUR - spotlighted entries! You'll see the rest of her charming bunch below.]#4 - Bee Mine by Teri Pringle Wood

#5: Valentine Fun by Teri Pringle Wood#5 - Valentine Fun by Teri Pringle Wood

#6: Love is Born in Nature! by DI ART
#6 - Love is Born in Nature! by DI ART

#7: Owl Always Love You by Teri Pringle Wood#7 - Owl Always Love You by Teri Pringle Wood

#8: Keepsake Valentine Card by Teri Pringle Wood#8 - Keepsake Valentine Card by Teri Pringle Wood

#9: Rhino by Liesbet#9 - Rhino by Liesbet

#10: White Mandala Cookie by ANNA SWEET DESIGN#10 - White Mandala Cookie by ANNA SWEET DESIGN

This week's hot list is certainly rich with many technical lessons to be learned, but perhaps it's bigger message is this: always be fearless about expressing your true you!

I look forward to seeing more of your uniquely individual creations when I return here on February 16. Have a great week in the meantime!

* 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.

Attachments

Photos (11)

Add Comment

Comments (13)

Newest · Oldest · Popular

You inspire me as does your wonderful top decorators, Julia. You said “be fearless!” I LOVE that, and I sure am doing it! 👍❤️😊 Keep these beautiful and creative cookies coming for our viewing pleasure and inspiration. Thank you for all you contribute. If it were not for me accidentally finding your YouTube tutorials, I would not have discovered this passion in myself for such an enjoyable new hobby. 

Beverly Bunker posted:

You inspire me as does your wonderful top decorators, Julia. You said “be fearless!” I LOVE that, and I sure am doing it! 👍❤️😊 Keep these beautiful and creative cookies coming for our viewing pleasure and inspiration. Thank you for all you contribute. If it were not for me accidentally finding your YouTube tutorials, I would not have discovered this passion in myself for such an enjoyable new hobby. 

So glad to hear I created a cookie-convert! Keep up the decorating - you're off to an awesome start! 

Post
×
×
×
×