Hi, all! It's Saturday Spotlight time again! This week, we've got a few Fourth of July stragglers as well as a mixed bag of birthday, baby shower, portrait, and other cookies topping our hot list*! It's always great fun to see what you all create and post each week - and tonight's list is no exception. It wows with baby carriages and bassinets, cameras, chemistry sets, wedding dresses, driver's licenses, and even a koi pond. There can be no saying we aren't diverse, right?! Enjoy, and congrats to this week's honorees.
#1: Baby Shower Set by Little-Fancies
#2: Handpainted Girl's Portrait with Overpiped Royal Icing Frame by Mariana Meirelles [EDITOR'S NOTE: Extra congrats to @Mariana Meirelles for earning our coveted cover spot with this exceptional cookie!]
#3: Sweet Memories (View #2) by Lorena Rodríguez
#4: Свадебное платье (aka Wedding Dress) by Olesia Gul
#5: Happy Fourth of July by Julia M. Usher [EDITOR'S NOTE: Hey, that's me! I hope you all had a great holiday!]
#6: Chemist Graduation by Judit Tarsoly
#7: License Cookies by The Cookie Fantasy
#8: Japanese Summer by KUMIKO KISHI
#9: We the People - USA by Virago
And, in keeping with the Christmas in July craze . . .
#10: Пуансеттия розовая (aka Pink Poinsettia) by Olesia Gul [EDITOR'S NOTE: Special kudos to Olesia for her second recognition of the week!]
And that's a wrap for this week! Though, before I let you go, I've got a couple of housekeeping notes, some of which pertain to people on this list . . .
** IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTES FOR PRESENT & FUTURE HONOREES **
First, honorees, I cannot send you your "I was featured" badges if you don't have your member profile permissions set to allow private messages on this site. I send this special badge via private message only, so please be sure to reset your permissions if you want to receive this material. I no longer send badges out by exception via email, as the extra messages take too much time. Unfortunately, a couple of you on this list won't be getting this badge until you reset permissions. Second, I can't tag you on social media when your cookies appear in the cover image if you don't have links to your social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram) on your member profile on this site. It's just proven too time-intensive to search for people on social media. All this to say, please be sure you've beefed up your member profiles as described above if you want to get all of the recognition you deserve for making this hot list! TIA!
** IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE FOR EVERYONE **
If you like "competing" for a spot on our hot list each week, you will likely love competing in my namesake cookie art competition. Heads up: registration for it opens on July 12, in just two short days! How exciting! Be sure to register early to help me with planning the judging process (i.e., how many entries we'll need to evaluate)!
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.
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