With Mothers' Day just around the corner here in the US, it seems only fitting to highlight the top-trenders in this clip category tonight! And because we all know moms everywhere love flowers, it should come as no surprise that most (all?) of the cookies on this week's hot list* feature flowers in a very significant way.
Special congrats to @TammyHolmes for making this hot list twice, and also for earning the coveted cover spot for her perfume bottle set's stunning color combination and skillful use of mixed media. Also, congrats to two newcomers to our Spotlights, @Laura Saporiti and @Olga Goloven! I hope we'll be seeing a lot more of their work in the future.
And on we go to this week's featured artists . . . well done, everyone!
#1: Cookie Bouquet by Vanilla & Me [EDITOR'S NOTE: This wonderful bouquet by @Vanilla & Me, aka Svetla, has been trending high for a few weeks now. The perfect piping, striking color choices, and careful attention to packaging and photo styling are just some of the reasons why. You should all be pleased to know that our Cookier Close-up with Svetla is well on its way to being done. I hope to post it next week, because I know you're all as eager as I am to learn more about Svetla and her glorious work!]
#3: Blue Floral Mother's Day by TammyHolmes [EDITOR'S NOTE: View #1 of Tammy's perfume set! Stunning, was I not right?!]
#4: A Birthday Spring Bouquet for Mum by Icingsugarkeks [EDITOR'S NOTE: More cheerful spring colors peeking out from thoughtful packaging!]
#5: Flowers for Mom Cookies by Elke Hoelzle [EDITOR'S NOTE: Elke is our current featured site artist, and the charming Easter bunnies gracing our banner and backdrop are hers. That means I'll be interviewing her too, soon after Svetla's interview posts! Stay tuned!]
#6: Lavender Set by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI [EDITOR'S NOTE: These cookies are testament to the fact that a set can make a huge impact with just one dominant color!]
#7: Mosaic Cookie Tiles by Laura Saporiti [EDITOR'S NOTE: And this set just goes to show that two colors can look great too - especially when expertly painted as Laura did!]
#8: Super Mother's Day Cookie by Olga Goloven [EDITOR'S NOTE: A brief break from the floral theme . . . or is it?! I dare say, I do see a few poppies trying to steal the show from Super Mom! ]
#9: Tea Biscuits for Mom by doctorcookies [EDITOR'S NOTE: These cookies were first posted in 2016 and are witnessing their annual Mothers' Day resurgence. Congrats to @doctorcookies on the lasting appeal of this set!]
And, we close out this week's list with a closer view of the elegant perfume bottles in Tammy's blue set . . .
#10: Blue Floral Mother's Day - View #2 by TammyHolmes
Again, so well done, everyone! Here's hoping that Mothers' Day brings all of you flowers and flower cookies as beautiful as these!
Housekeeping note: I will be out of town next weekend and the following week, continuing the move into my newly renovated summer house. We don't yet have internet at the house, but, cell phone hot spot willing, I intend to post another Spotlight next weekend as usual. Fingers crossed!
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