Decorate a Wild Flower Cookie Platter for Mother's Day

Written by Mike Tamplin • Apr 23, 2023

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Decorate a Wild Flower Cookie Platter for Mother's Day
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Ah, Mother's Day—the perfect time to whip up a creative and delicious treat for the special lady in your life. If you’re looking to impress with something extra-special this year, why not try making a wild flower cookie platter? It’s sure to be as beautiful as flowers, but much more delicious! Whether you have some baking experience or not, this step-by-step guide is perfect for any baker or cookie decorator looking to take their skills up a notch. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to create some showstopping treats that will surely make Mom smile this holiday!

Wild Flower Cookie Platter Cutter Set

New this spring season is this wild flower cookie platter cutter set. This set includes 3 cookie cutters: two different flower designs, and a center circle. You can purchase all 3 cookie cutters together, or as a 2-piece without the circle cutter.

(This is the same circle cutter used in all my platter sets, like this Snowflake set, Spiral Platter, and Floral Wreath, etc.)

There are two sizes available. When arranged as a platter, as shown in the example picture, the platter measures:

LARGE- 12 inches in diameter.

SMALL- 9 inches in diameter.

For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE size.

wild flower platter cookie cutters | Semi Sweet Designs

Template for the Wild Flower Cookie Platter

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of the new spring platter cookie cutters, including this wild flower design.

You can download these cookie templates HERE.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Cookie Decorating Process

For the colors used for these nerdy cactus cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

Let's start with the branch of leaves cookie. Begin by filling the entire cookie with white icing. Let this icing dry completely.

After that layer had time to dry, outline the stem and leaves with light green icing. Add a little squiggle to the middles so the icing will less likely crater.

wild flower cookie platter step 1

Step 2

Next, begin to fill in every other leaf sections with light green icing. Let those sections set, then fill in the remaining leaf sections.

wild flower cookie platter step 2

Step 3

For the flower cookies, start the same with flooding the entire cookie with white icing. Let this icing dry.

Once dry, outline the flower petals and leaves in the corresponding colors, as shown. Add squiggles of icing to help prevent craters.

wild flower cookie platter step 3

Step 4

Next, begin filling every other section. I started with one leaf and the dark pink petal sections. Let those sections set.

Then I filled in the other dark green leaf section and the light pink petals.

wild flower cookie platter step 4

Step 5

Finish these flower cookies by adding the bud and the stems.

wild flower cookie platter step 5

Step 6

For the final, center message cookie, begin by flooding the entire cookie with dark pink icing. Let this icing dry completely.

In the shop is a new Happy Mother's Day cookie stencil you can use for the center message. Just swipe thick white royal icing over it to apply it to the cookie. The video below better illustrates how I did this.

wild flower cookie platter step 6

Wild Flower Cookie Platter Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.

Here's the final wild flower cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter required 11 cookies-- 5 flowers, 5 leaf branches, and 1 center circle cookie.

This is the large, 12" version. For the tray it's on, I like to use the 12" pizza pans from Dollar Tree. They are cheap and sturdy for transporting around.

wild flower cookie platter for Mother's Day | Semi Sweet Designs

With our detailed tutorial, you can create a wild flower cookie platter for Mother's Day that is sure to wow your Mom. And don’t forget to check out our other selection of Mother's Day cookie cutters in the shop. Let your creativity blossom and get baking!

wild flower cookie platter closeup
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