I've just got to preface this week's Spotlight with a huge "OMG"! I'm not sure if you noticed, but we had an unprecedented number (and quality) of last-minute entries into our latest "Inside the Box" Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge. Yes, hard to believe, but 13 3-D box cookies were added to the challenge in the last 24 hours, many of which are astounding. A huge round of applause to all who entered. I am SO impressed!
Christine (aka @Bakerloo Station) will, of course, be doing her usual recap of the challenge entries for our next Saturday Spotlight. This Spotlight in no way replaces hers, but, as impressive as today's entries and the earlier ones are, many have sky-rocketed onto this week's hot list*. We've also got some pretty incredible non-challenge, seasonal 2-D cookies on the list, such as @Olivera Vlah's cover image, so please read on for both 3-D and summertime inspiration galore!
#1: Cookie Cake by GinkgoWerkstatt
#2: Carriage by GinkgoWerkstatt
#3: Summer Party by Olivera Vlah
#4: Butterflies by Teri Pringle Wood
#5: Parasols by Teri Pringle Wood
#6: Hoppity Hop's House by Alison Friedli
#7: "S" is for Silvia by Manu
#8: Small Old Watering Can by Petra Florean
#9: Sweet Storage Chest by Sofiya
#10: Simple Packaging Tip by PUDING FARM
Wow, what a wonderful showing this week! Again, please stay tuned for next week's Spotlight, where Christine will give her usual thoughtful review of the challenge and introduce her next equally exciting one!
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