Hi, all! Thanks for allowing me a brief reprieve from Spotlights last weekend. I am still deeply under water with my workload, and anticipate being that way through the end of October, so I ask for continued patience. While there was a wee gap in the calendar tonight, I suspect I will have to skip an occasional Spotlight or two between now and when I finally see light at the end of the tunnel. (The combination of my online cookie competition, my new website, and a large, seven-week-long cookie decorating class, all hitting me at once, has my nose pretty constantly to the grindstone.)
Anywho, this small window of calm tonight has let in a huge ray of sunlight! Many of the cookies on this hot list* shout summer (or are just plain fun), and all are universally stunning. What's even greater is the fact that we've got two newcomers to the Spotlight (if I'm not mistaken)! Special congrats to @VCHT Cookie ART and @coco.icingcookie, who also earned the coveted cover spot with her set entitled "Summer Dream". And dreamy, it is!
Let's see the other stunners on the list, shall we?!
#1: Birds and Flowers by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#2: Summer Embroidery Cookies by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#3: Summer Dream by coco.icingcookie
#4: Ballet Girl by VCHT Cookie ART
#5: Dumplings with Blueberries by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
#6: Star Wars Cookies by Daisy Loves Cake
#7: Mariana by Heather Bruce Sosa
#8: Army Bear by Kyra Manthe
#9: Thank You, Dr.! by Heather Bruce Sosa
And, last but not least, a darling set, first posted in 2017, that's getting a lot of attention again this week. Of course, it's easy to see why!
#10: Blue Teddy Bears by Silviya Mihailova
Again, really lovely work, everyone! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. If the Cookie Gods are with me next week, hopefully I'll get through my planned class prep quicker than usual and have surplus Spotlight time again next Saturday!
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