Hi, all! It's that time again! This week, our Spotlight features a nice blend of old-timers and newcomers, as well as a few Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #42 entries. (BTW, that stained glass challenge closes tomorrow, so HURRY if you want a chance to win a fabulous Arkon Cookie Decorators Mount! More challenge details here.)
All of the cookies on this week's hot list* are phenomenal, but special congrats go to newcomers @Olga Nadyshneva (a two-time honoree with two impressive 3-D creations) and @Gwen Safriet for her ambitious and delightful challenge entry!
Enjoy, and great work, everyone!
#1: Autumn in Tuscany by Dolce Flo
#2: Часы с кукушкой (Cuckoo Clock) by Olga Nadyshneva
#3: A Forest Path in Autumn by Icingsugarkeks
#4: Jesienne Róże (Autumn Rose) by Teresa Pękul
#5: Zander Fish by Gwen Safriet [EDITOR'S NOTE: A wonderful first-time challenge entry and Spotlightee!]
#7: Girl and the Sea by Petra Florean [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another notable Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #42 entry!]
#8: 3-D Summer House with Patio by Olga Nadyshneva [EDITOR'S NOTE: Way to go on your second mention of the week, Olga! Such detailed and significant work!]
#9: Zombie Creepy Halloween Box by Cookies Fantastique
And, for our final honoree of the week . . . Leave it to @Bakerloo Station to make a stand-out bird so perfectly timed for Halloween that it earned this weeks' cover spot!
#10: Raven Moon by Bakerloo Station
Congrats again, everyone! Stay tuned for next week's Saturday Spotlight when @Sweet Prodigy will recap the latest stained glass challenge!
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