[EDITOR'S NOTE: Sorry for the delayed posting yet again. Due to many flight delays, I didn't get back from SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo until 2 am this morning, and I have been in recovery mode ever since, and still am. Once again, @LisaF has bailed me out by bringing you this delightful top 10 roundup this week - thanks, Lisa! But do read to the very end for an important special addition from me. ~JMU]
Am I the only one shocked that Mother's Day is almost here? I have absolutely no idea where all the days have gone! There is still time though for those of us (like me!) who want to honor a mother (or mothers) and haven't yet decided what to do. Fortunately, Cookie Connection's hot list* of trending Mother's Day cookies offers plenty of inspiration. As you'll see below, it has 3-D projects, interesting techniques, beautiful color palettes, and many designs worthy of this important celebration.
#1: Sculptural Painting on Cookie by Evelindecora (Here, Evelin, aka @Evelindecora, uses the palette knife technique to transform this cookie into an absolute work of art.)
#2: Sakura Box by Laegwen (This cookie box isn't only beautiful, it's also functional! What a delicious container for all sorts of treats! @Laegwen's creation provides inspiration for limitless design combinations!)
#3: Lilium Cookies by Evelindecora (I love the colors and details of this set by Evelin - her second appearance this week! She says she was originally inspired by @Amy Clough'D 9 when making these cookies. Seems like the gift that keeps giving!)
#4: Beautiful Springerle by Teri Pringle Wood (@Teri Pringle Wood's cookies show how absolutely stunning springerle can be. I recently purchased some molds at an estate sale, and this set is certainly motivating me to start experimenting.)
#5: Golden Wings by Teri Pringle Wood (These gems are Teri's second appearance this week. Wonderful symbolism for all of the mothers who have provided us with wings to fly.)
#6: Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Cookies Fantastique (Through her varied use of many techniques, Carol of @Cookies Fantastique has provided all sorts of ideas and inspiration in this set.)
#7: L'Atelier du Biscuit! by Gina's Cake and Icing Cookies (These cuties by @Gina's Cake and Icing Cookies are so feminine; they would be perfect for any fashionista!)
#8: Mother's Day Cookies by Doshia Freeman (Such striking cookies! Doshia has beautifully combined speckling and writing with a variety of embellishments.)
#9: Fun with Lace by Manu (These ribbons are fun, frilly, and pure delight! @Manu generously provides detailed instructions for creating this set in her comments under her post.)
#10: A Rose for Ryoko by Manu (Though @Manu created this cookie as a birthday gift for Cookie Connection member @Ryoko ~Cookie Ave., it would also be perfect for any mother. The needlepoint, the monogram, the rose - absolute perfection!)
Clearly, these Mother's Day cookies provide an expansive array of ideas and inspiration! Each highlighted set is wonderful as it is, but also offers ample opportunity for individual takes. I'm looking forward to seeing how you honor and celebrate all the moms out there!
[EDITOR'S NOTE: And now for my special addition! I'd be remiss if I didn't use this post as another opportunity to give @Aproned Artist, aka Samantha Yacovetta, a huge shout-out for winning American Cake Awards' 2023 Cookie Award. As the sponsor and presenter of this award category, it was an absolute thrill to open the sparkly silver envelope this past Saturday night and find Samantha's name inside. She is a true treasure here on Cookie Connection, so generously contributing her world-class tutorials to this site each month. Please be sure to check them out and to give Samantha - and this week's Top 10 Spotlightees - a huge round of applause! ~JMU]
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Lisa Foss is a hobbyist cookie decorator. After careers in corporate communications and freelance writing, she spent more than a decade at various soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and prison reentry programs throughout New York City. Lisa’s cookie journey began in 2011 when she started making gingerbread houses. After getting a handle on construction, she focused on improving her decorating skills through books, videos, and online tutorials. This exploration brought her to Cookie Connection, which has provided her with an incredible community to learn from and grow with. Though she enjoys making cookies for family and friends, Lisa’s main focus is cookies for charity.
For more information about Lisa and her work, please check out her Facebook and Instagram pages.
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