Happy weekend, everyone! This week's Spotlight is a textural triumph, as many of the honorees also happen to be entrants in our ongoing Practice Bakes Perfect Imprinted Icing challenge! In fact, three (yes, three!) of @Petra Florean's entries hit tonight's hot list!* Congrats, Petra! Also, special kudos to @Love Bug Cookies and @Laura Glass whose featured cookies were posted long ago (August 2015 and March 2020, respectively), but have seen a huge resurgence in interest in the last week or so. That's the beauty of posting to Cookie Connection - your work doesn't just post and then disappear into the deep, dark recesses of the site. Instead, it can live on for years, racking up views, likes, and comments from members and guests on the site.
One last housekeeping note before the big Spotlight reveal: If you haven't yet entered our challenge, there's still plenty of time to do so (up 'til June 20). It's a challenge that allows for a lot of creative freedom while pushing the boundaries of royal icing - which means lots of fun and learning. In fact, I was so intrigued by it that I recently used the imprinting technique on some of my own cookies. I hope to post them to the challenge (as non-judged "non-entries") in the next week, give or take, so stay tuned. But, more importantly, I hope you join the challenge too! More challenge info here.
Now, on to unveiling this week's Spotlightees!
#1: Little Red Riding Hood by Megumi
#2: Texture & Buttons by Petra Florean
#3: Nine Tries by Kyra
#4: Four-Step Birch Tree Tutorial by Love Bug Cookies
#5: Broken Pieces by Petra Florean
#6: Simply Nature by Petra Florean
#7: Spring Blooms by Laura Glass
#8: Teddy Bears by The Cookie Fantasy
#9: Father's Day Cookie by Olga Goloven
And, last but not least, imprinted work by the amazing @LisaF, who, BTW, donates hundreds of cookies to a local food pantry each week - a true testament to the power of cookies! (I told you she was amazing!) You can track Lisa's food pantry donations by following her here on Cookie Connection.
#10: Shutter Graffiti Art by LisaF
And that's all for this week! Wonderful work, everyone! I can't wait to see what you all create and post in the coming week - hopefully some more fabulous imprinted cookies!
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