Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Videos

 

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  [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]

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#3: How to Do the Knitting Stitches by 

#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

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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!

* As a reminder, a word about how the Saturday Spotlight rankings are determined: The rankings are not at all subjective. In fact, they are determined essentially by you, our members, and the activity (number of views, likes, and comments) you've bestowed on each photo (or post). The site uses a top-secret algorithm that weighs these various factors to determine which photos (or posts) are trending most quickly (i.e., are the "hottest") over specified periods of time. As such, the hot list at the time of this announcement may look a little different a few hours or a day from now as more photos (or content) are added to the site.

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.

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Wow, but a nice surprise Thank you so much for this award It was one of my first films. I'm glad you still like it and enjoys interest !!❤️

Yes, it's so nice to see older videos still trending so high on the site. I love your video, of course, but, as a reminder, it is the entire community's likes, comments, and views that earned you this recognition. I do NOT handpick anything that ends up in the Spotlights; the calculations and rankings are automatically determined by the site.

Wonderful!! What a great idea Julia . How fun to see these videos highlighted this week. The videos tend to get "lost" on the site which seems odd to me. Videos get more attention than pictures on FB, Instagram, etc. I absolutely love watching them...over and over again ❤️❤️.

Thanks to all who have taken the time to create these beautiful videos. They are all beyond helpful and so fun to watch .

Wonderful!! What a great idea Julia . How fun to see these videos highlighted this week. The videos tend to get "lost" on the site which seems odd to me. Videos get more attention than pictures on FB, Instagram, etc. I absolutely love watching them...over and over again ❤️❤️.

Thanks to all who have taken the time to create these beautiful videos. They are all beyond helpful and so fun to watch .

Part of the reason is that videos can't be scrolled in the trending galleries on our home page (just not technically possible right now), so you have to go look for them under "Videos" or all "Clips". The other reason is that very few people post videos here. Not sure why, but they should!

Part of the reason is that videos can't be scrolled in the trending galleries on our home page (just not technically possible right now), so you have to go look for them under "Videos" or all "Clips". The other reason is that very few people post videos here. Not sure why, but they should!

I agree! But, I have yet to make a video...sigh. It's on the list (the really long list .

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