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Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Videos


Hey, all! I hope everyone is hanging in there and staying healthy through these very difficult times. For this Spotlight, I'm going to once again highlight an underutilized, but richly informative area of the site: our videos! Since many of us are still limiting our time in public spaces, there's no moment like the present to hunker down and invest in online learning. And our videos are a great resource in this regard.

In this week's hot list*, you'll find everything from a recording of a recent Cookie Connection Zoom chat (where participants shared coronavirus-business survival tips) to instructions for recreating one of our recent brush-embroidered Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge entries! Enjoy!

Note: All of the videos are embedded directly on this page. Just click on the big white or black arrow on the image, and the video will play. If the video isn't fully revealing (which may happen, since I edited all to reveal at roughly the same size on this page), click on the pink link in the image title to be taken to the page where you can view the video in its original uploaded size.

#1: Cookiers Helping Cookiers in the Time of COVID-19 with @SugarDotCookies and @Julia M. Usher

#2: Mermaid Tail Brush Embroidery by Dani Matos

#3: Painting with Metallic Copper, Gold, and Silver Dusts by Jill - Custom Cookies by Jill

#4: 3-D Royal Icing Raspberry by PUDING FARM

#5: Handpainted Rose with Brush Embroidery by Dani Matos

#6: Valentine's Day Cookies by Dani Matos

#7: Illuminated Stars Bridal Shower Set by Doshia Freeman

#8: Christmas Star by Ewa Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI [EDITOR'S NOTE: This video has been riding high on our charts for a few weeks now! I suspect many Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge entrants are referencing its superb brush embroidery lesson!]

#9: Quilled Spider by 

And, for our final honoree of the week . . .

#10: Denim Jumper for Back to School by Erica Wilson

And that's a wrap! There's also no time like the present to learn a new skill! If you're not a video-maker, why not try your hand at one or two?! I'd love to see more videos on the site, as I'm sure everyone else here would too! 

Congrats again to this week's honorees, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

* As a reminder, a word about how the 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. The site uses a top-secret algorithm that weighs these various factors to determine which photos 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 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 and videos 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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