Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cookies

 

Hello, everyone! It's that time again - that special moment of the week when we spotlight the ten top-trending cookies on the site! Woo hoo! (And, I do mean "woo hoo"! Thanks to a spotty internet connection due to severe thunderstorms, I had two failed attempts at saving this post, which required redrafting all from the start. Grrrr . . . I was on the verge of abandoning all hope of any Spotlight this week until this third try saved.)

Anywho, unlike most weeks, this week's hot list* is a curious amalgam of themes and techniques that's hard to snappily sum up in one word or catch phrase. So I guess "electic" and "wonderfully executed" will have to do!

Please enjoy the sweetness below, and take a moment to say congrats to all of the honorees as you do! Also, a special kudos to first-time Spotlightees @Masumi (Icing Cookie for Smile) (also our cover artist) and @Ale Capurro!

#1: Happy Wedding by Masumi (Icing Cookie for Smile)#1 - Happy Wedding by Masumi (Icing Cookie for Smile)

#2: Friends by Teri Pringle Wood
#2 - Friends by Teri Pringle Wood

#3: Angel Cat Flores by Ale Capurro
#3 - Angel Cat Flores by Ale Capurro

#4: Little Red House by Cookies by joss
#4 - Little Red House by Cookies by joss

#5: May Flowers by Teri Pringle Wood#5 - May Flowers by Teri Pringle Wood

#6: Cactus! by Di Art Sweets#6 - Cactus! by Di Art Sweets

#7: A Policeman's Wedding Rehearsal! by Cookies Fantastique by Carol#7 - A Pliceman's Wedding Rehearsal! by Cookies Fantastique by Carol

#8: Magic Lantern by Sofiya
#8 - Magic Lantern by Sofiya

#9: Faith - Hope - Love by PUDING FARM#9 - Faith - Hope - Live by PUDING FARM

And, racking up three mentions this week, @Teri Pringle Wood charms, as always, with this set in the #10 position . . .

#10: Simplicity by Teri Pringle Wood#10 - Simplicity by Teri Pringle Wood

'Til next week, live sweetly, and don't forget to check out all of the many fabulous "latest"s happening on the site:

1) Answer @SugarDotCookies’ latest survey on cookie photography (by June 21), here.
2) Read about our latest (June) site artist, Barbara Smith, here.
3) Attend our latest chat (June 8, 10 am central) with cookie competitor Stacy Frank, here.
4) Enter our latest Practice Bakes Perfect challenge on 3-D cookie boxes (by June 8), here.
5) Read the latest info about Julia’s cookie competition at Show Me Sweets, and enter for BIG prizes (over $10,000 now!) before July 1, here.

* 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.

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