Well, you clearly decorated your hearts out - literally and figuratively - this week! We've had an impressive influx of heart cookies since our last Saturday Spotlight, all in anticipation of Saint Valentine's Day.
You name it, our hot list* has it. Hearts under isomalt, hanging hearts, hearts edged with crocheted lace, hearts belted with burlap, mixed media hearts, mini hearts, handpainted hearts . . . yessirree, there's ample inspiration here to keep you decorating to your heart's content.
Now, lest you be eating your heart out, thinking there's no way you could ever decorate to the level of this week's honorees . . . please, please remember that our Spotlights aren't just about showcasing the standouts; they're about connecting you with cookiers, techniques, and advice too. Should you have any questions about any of these cookies (or any others in any other Spotlight), I encourage you to reach out to the creator, and ask anything your heart desires (pertinent to the cookie design, of course)! I assure you, if you ask, you shall receive. We are a very generous community!
And now, before I have a change of heart, let me dispense with the trite heart expressions and move onto the reason we're all here - introducing this week's talented honorees!
#1: Love Tree by Dolce Sentire
#2: Love Is in the Air! by Le Monnier du Biscuit [EDITOR'S NOTE: One of our many wonderful Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #14 entries!]
#3: Valentine Snow Globe by Magadiuz [EDITOR'S NOTE: Another Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #14 entry!]
#4: Cupid Strikes by Cookie Celebration [EDITOR'S NOTE: And another stunning challenge entry - note all of the mixed media, the challenge's theme!]
#5: The Rose by Teri Pringle Wood
#6: Romance by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: Decorating hearts is clearly second nature to Teri! ]
#7: Hearts by Tina at Sugar Wishes [EDITOR'S NOTE: Our fourth challenge entry this week, as beautiful as the first!]
#8: Lacy Valentines by Teri Pringle Wood [EDITOR'S NOTE: What did I tell you? Hearts are definitely Teri's forte. Way to go on your third win this week, Teri!]
#9: Shabby Chic Heart by Magadiuz [EDITOR'S NOTE: Cheers! Another serial winner this week!]
#10: Sweet ColibrÍ by VerÓnika
Now, don't those cookies just warm the cockles of your heart? (Sorry, I had my heart set on working in a few more heart expressions! )
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone, and congrats again to the cookiers showcased above!
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