Hi, all. In an effort to keep you on your toes, I am once again changing up this week's Saturday Spotlight to focus on another less oft-visited area of the site. Last week, it was the blog, and, this week, it is the videos! Too frequently, we focus on the "Clips" section, forgetting the vast quantity of other great info on this site. My primary goal with this post is to draw your attention to what you might be missing if you are one of our diehard run-first-to-the-clips members!
In the hot list* below, you'll find the ten top-trending videos on the site this past week, as automatically selected by the site based on your views, likes, and comments. The Saturday Spotlight picks are NEVER hand-selected by me, and this post is no exception. (I remind you of this primarily because you will see a few of my videos below, and that's just how the cookie crumbled this week without any intervention by me. I do post more videos than anyone on this site, so let that be a lesson too: the more you post of ANY type of content, the more likely it is to appear in a Saturday Spotlight! So get posting your videos, people! I would certainly LOVE to see more of them! )
One technical note: In most of the cases below (the ones with an arrow on the image), I had embed code for the video and so was able to directly place the actual video on this page. That means that, to view it, all you have to do is click on the arrow. If an image does not have an arrow, then click on the pink link in the image title, and you will be directed to the page where the video was originally uploaded to this site, and you can view it there.
As you will see, there is a wide array of content below - from videos focusing on techniques, like metallic painting and knit-style piping, to others centered around projects, like the blooming globe and the 3-D cookie cake. So, put aside Netflix for an hour or two, grab a bucket of popcorn, and soak up some Cookie Connection "cinema" for a while! I assure you, there's something here for everyone!
#1: Painting with Metallic Copper, Gold, and Silver Dusts by Jill - Custom Cookies by Jill
#2: Christmas Star by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI [EDITOR'S NOTE: This video is getting an unusually high number of out-of-season views due to its mention in our recent Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge post. That challenge is all about brush embroidery, and this cookie video shows that technique put to beautiful use! Psst . . . the challenge is open 'til July 5, so jump on over and check it out! ~JMU]
#3: How to Do the Knitting Stitches by iSugarfy (aka swissophie)
#4: How to Make Julia's "Easter" Prettier Plaques™ Stenciled Cookies by Julia M. Usher
#5: Alcohol- vs. Water-based Airbrush Coloring: A Brand Comparison by Julia M. Usher
#6: Spring Botanical Series: Dogwood by Julia M. Usher
#7: 3-D Airbrushed and Stenciled Heart Box Cookie by Julia M. Usher
#8: Bakery-Themed Cookie Embellishments (A Companion Video) by Julia M. Usher
#9: Цветущий глобус (aka Blooming Globe) by My Lovely Cookie
And, last but not least, a lovely and relatively recent addition to the site that was part of last months' food look-alike challenge . . .
#10: 3-D Mini Cake Cookie by Manu
More great news! There are plenty of other videos where these came from! Just check out our complete video section by clicking on "Clips" and then "Videos" in the main navigation line, or the pink "video section" link in this sentence! At the risk of sounding biased, I give our video section a ginormous Siskel-and-Ebert-style two thumbs up How about you?!
"See" you next week . . . and don't be surprised if I shake things up once again!
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.
To check out our other hot lists, at any time of day, visit our Hot Spot, also found in the site's main navigation line.