Hi, all! Surprisingly, we've only got two Valentine's Day-themed cookie sets on our hot list* this week. (I know you're making them, people, so please post away! 😘) One set contains the stunning vintage hearts by @CHIKAKO.F that earned our coveted cover spot above. (I just love their romantic muted colors and many textural elements!) The other was a single striking marbled heart by newcomer to our Spotlights, @MrsMac. Special congrats to you two!
Filling out the list are a tutorial explaining one of last week's hottest posts (thanks, @PUDING FARM), three Practice Bakes Perfect challenge entries (two by the member whose aim is to do all 49 past challenges!), and guppies, a carousel, and assorted other esoterica. Valentines-y or not, all of the Spotlightees offer an interesting technique or approach from which you can learn and grow your skills, so please read on!
#1: Rusty Chain Tutorial by PUDING FARM [EDITOR'S NOTE: Click on the pink link, and you'll be taken to a short written tutorial.]
#2: Vintage Cookies by CHIKAKO.F
#3: Gingerbread Carousel/Christmas Market by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs)
#4: Pie for Everyone! by LisaF [EDITOR'S NOTE: These charming pies are one of two of Lisa's Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #50 entries featured here this week! What's that I hear, Lisa, you're already up to 12 entries?! Wow! A little extra challenge to those who are reading: Why not join Lisa in her noble quest to complete 49 challenges in this one challenge? You're sure to learn a lot in the process! More Challenge #50 info here.]
#5: Tokyo Tower by mintlemonade (cookie crumbs) [EDITORS NOTE: Congrats on your second mention of the week! What impeccable piping!]
#6: Bunch of Flowers on Wood by MANUELA CANTÙ [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another fun challenge entry! You'll notice that the entries are all wildly different this time; that's because Challenge #50 celebrates our 50th challenge milestone and, to commemorate it, we're allowing entrants to try their hands at any of the past 49 challenges!]
#7: My Guppy Aquarium by Icingsugarkeks [EDITOR'S NOTE: BTW, Icingsugarkeks, aka Gabi, designed and 3-D-printed these super charming cutters herself!]
#8: Winter Butterflies by LisaF [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another interesting and well-executed challenge entry by Lisa! You go, girl!]
#9: Marbled St. Valentine's Day Cookie by MrsMac
And, Lisa's third recognition of the week! It's not a challenge entry (surprise!), but rather a set of cookies made for her local food pantry. (I particularly like how her flower pot pattern really pops) . . .
#10: Winter Floral by Lisa F
Well done, everyone! I'll see you next week at this same spot. In the meantime, bring on those Valentine's Day cookies while there's still time!
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