Decorate a Wild Flower Cookie Platter for Mother's Day
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.
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.
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:
- Dark Green royal icing (I mixed Americolor Wedgewood with Americolor Ivory and a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Light Green icing (I mixed a little of the dark green icing above with fresh icing.)
- Dark Pink icing (I used Wilton Pink with a touch of Americolor Taupe.)
- Light Pink icing (I mixed a little of the dark pink icing above with fresh icing.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
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.
Next, begin to fill in every other leaf sections with light green icing. Let those sections set, then fill in the remaining leaf sections.
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.
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.
Finish these flower cookies by adding the bud and the stems.
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 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.
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!