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Special Edition: March 2013

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Grand Prize | Au Claire de la Lune

Honorable Mentions | More Cookies to Love!

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Love Is In The Air Contest Results:
We Have A Winner!


Who knew heart cookies could take on so many different personalities?! Never in this world could I have imagined such variety. Of course, there were more than hearts on the board, but of the whopping 283 entries, I counted only 12 that didn't contain at least one. We saw 3-D heart boxes; hearts morphed into He-Man and She-Ra, ladybugs, and puppy dogs; and heart-toting owls, teddy bears, and even ninjas! Don't believe me? Please, check out all of the entries yourself, if you haven't already.

In keeping with my Pinterest contest tradition, I've recognized the winning decorator (that person whose entry had the most unique repins) below, as well as some others whose work caught my attention because of its artistry or innovation. Please note that, per contest rules, repeat repins by the same person were deducted from totals to determine the winner.

Once again, a big round of thanks to CopperGifts and Designer Stencils, the sponsors of my new cookie decorating video series. Without them, I'd have no DVD to toss into the grand prize, which also includes stencils, royal icing transfers, cookie cutters, wafer paper, stamps, and more of my favorite decorating things!

'Til next contest, live sweetly!

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Grand Prize

Painted with Passion

There's no doubt in my mind that a lot of love went into this hand-painted cookie by Maribel Rios of Au Claire de la Lune. And that's why you all reciprocated the love by catapulting this cookie into first place with 71 repins!

I especially admire its depth created by the layering of icing on top of icing, and its attention to the very smallest of details, like the teeny-tiny raindrops trickling off the edge of the heart umbrella and bringing flowers to life at the couple's feet.



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Photo by Au Claire de la Lune

Honorable Mentions

More Cookies to Love!

1. Love Letters (top), by Shannon Heupel of Artfully Delicious Cookies, deserves a shout-out for its impeccable "penmanship' and layered design. 

2. Sweet Box (middle left) by Melania Gasión of Sucre&Mel. What can I say, I have a weakness for 3-D. But this box is extra alluring because of its see-through top! ;)

3. Scent-sational! (middle right) by Evon Au of Cookievonster. Honestly, it was a toss up between these love birds (ahem, skunks) and Evon's bacon, both big smile-inducers!

4. A Heart of Blue and Gold (bottom right), by Daphne Ho of Daphne FUN Kitchen, gets the award for most bewildering. Perhaps she'll tell us how on earth she put it together?!

5. Eat Your Heart Out (bottom left) by Michaela Canady of Sugar&Spice. Yep, this entry's picture-perfect laciness has already elicited its fair share of cookie-envy! 

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