Whoa, it's been a long while since I've done a traditional Saturday Spotlight. Though I must say, it feels good to be getting back into some semblance of routine here on Cookie Connection, seeing as the coronavirus has managed to upend order just about everywhere else . . .
But . . . a little disorder is surely the least of our worries. I sincerely hope that you and your family and friends are staying healthy and safe - which IS the top priority of the day! I also hope that you've found ways to celebrate Passover and Easter with your loved ones. Virtual Easter egg hunts? Zoom seders? Holiday happy hours on WhatsApp? Admiring Easter cookies here on Cookie Connection? While none of these things can likely replace the warmth of a big old bear hug from a dear friend or relative, they are all good ways to maintain a solid sense of connection in these uncertain times.
I fear I'm sounding a bit too much like a worried mother hen, and who needs two worried mothers? So . . . how about those Easter cookies on Cookie Connection?! (Note the subtle change of topic! ) There have been so many beautiful ones floating across the pages of this site this past week, and today's Saturday Spotlight certainly has its fair share of them. So . . . let's take a gander at this week's hot list*, shall we?!
Starting first with the top-trending cookie on the site over the last seven days . . .
#1: Bunny Cookie Scene by Evelindecora
#2: Easter Eggs by heidijo [EDITOR'S NOTE: This cheerful set, first posted in March 2015 and now with over 23,000 views, is making its annual Easter resurgence!]
#3: It's Time for Sushi! by MANUELA CANTÙ [EDITOR'S NOTE: A great early entry in our ongoing food cookie challenge! Check out the challenge here! There's still plenty of time to enter, and the random winner gets the entire untouched contents of my CookieCon 2020 swag bag! How awesome is that?!]
#4: Portrait in Gingerbread and Icing by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
#5: Easter Bunny in Fondant by Tina at Sugar Wishes
#6: Easter Basket by Vanilla & Me
#8: Flower Baskets by Inger [EDITOR'S NOTE: Now, @Inger isn't just a first-time honoree, she's also a new site member. For that, let's give her an extra warm welcome and round of applause! Way to go, Inger!]
#9: Springerle Easter Bunny Cookies by Icingsugarkeks
#10: The Book Fairy by iSugarfy (aka swissophie) [EDITOR'S NOTE: It looks like swissophie has done a bit of re-branding. You best write down her new username, because you won't want to miss any of her exceptional work!]
Splendid cookies, everyone! [Putting on my mother hen cap yet again . . .] Now, if you're like me and need more than a weekly review of Easter cookies to feel connected, calm, and normal, please consider attending next weekend's live chat (entitled "Cookiers Helping Cookiers in the Time of COVID-19") hosted by @SugarDotCookies. It's sure to be a good stress reliever! Details are in the poster below and also here. In the meantime, happy Easter to those who celebrate and a great rest of the weekend to all!
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.