I might as well have entitled this post "Dads Want Cookies Too!", because judging from the sheer number of Fathers' Day cookies posted to this site, Dads have been getting the short end of the cookie stick. (As a frame of reference, we have over 2,700 photos in the Mothers' Day clip set, and barely 270 in the Fathers' Day set!)
But quantity does not always beget quality, as this week's hot list* of Fathers' Day stand-outs is testament! The list below boasts tailored shirts, Papa Bears lounging in armchairs, an amusing back-end view of a handyman (!), and even a pictorial tutorial (say that three times fast) about how to turn Christmas and baby shower cutters into a one-of-a-kind fly fishing set.
Yes, there's loads of inspiration here, and Dad's big day is still two weeks away, so I fully expect to see the numbers in our Fathers's Day clip set skyrocket over the coming days! Enjoy, and say congrats to this week's honorees - including many newcomers - along the way.
#1: Gone Fishin' by Cadillac Cookies [EDITOR'S NOTE: BTW, this is the pictorial tutorial I was talking about!]
#2: Sporty Fathers' Day by Liesbet
#3: Fathers' Day by Aurinko [EDITOR'S NOTE: One of our newcomers to the list!]
#4: Fisherman Gingerbread by PiernikoMania [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another talented newcomer!]
#5: Handyman by Andrea Costoya [EDITOR'S NOTE: Yet another newcomer, I believe!]
#6: Shirt Cookies by Evelindecora
#7: Fathers' Day Vintage Motor Car Cookies by Shell's Sweet Serendipity [EDITOR'S NOTE: And yet ANOTHER newcomer to our Spotlight!]
#8: Silver Lake Sand Dunes by Joyks [EDITOR'S NOTE: Inspired by Laegwen! I love how this community learns from one another! Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, Joyks is ANOTHER first-timer on our hot list!]
#9: Fathers' Day Bears by Veronica Lee
#10: American Flag by Honeycat Cookies [EDITOR'S NOTE: Evidently for a patriotic Dad! Oh, and this cookie was also inspired by another Cookie Connection member, Cookie Bliss!]
My apologies if I misspoke about anyone's newcomer (or otherwise) status. I can't tell you how many gorgeous cookies I see each week on this site, and in this Spotlight, so it could be that my memory has failed me in a couple of cases. In any event, all of this week's showcased cookies, no matter who made them, were stunning as always!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend - while cranking out Fathers' Day cookies, of course!
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.
All photos shown here are the courtesy (and copyright) of the designers listed.
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