Fall Wreath Cookie Platter and Giveaway
I'd like to take a moment from our regularly scheduled Christmas cookie cutter posts for something fun. And what's more fun than a giveaway!
Remember I mentioned before of Sweet Sugarbelle's new line of cookie cutters? Well, she just released her Christmas collection and it's nothing short of amazing! Out of all the specialty cookie cutters she released for the upcoming holiday, I fell most in love with this Christmas Platter Set.
The Sweet Sugarbelle Christmas Platter Set
The Christmas Platter Set packs quite a punch within the confines of its box. Included in the set are 8 cookie cutters, 12 templates, and 5 instruction cards. The platter designs range from a holly leaf wreath, a mistletoe arrangement, a Christmas tree, a poinsettia platter, and a Christmas candle centerpiece, just to name a few. Callye made it easy by providing templates and illustrated instructions to guide you through the entire decorating process.
If you pick up a set for yourself now, you won't have to wait until December to use it. Let me show you how you can use the cookie cutters available in this set to create an easy, fall wreath cookie platter design for this autumn season.
Fall Wreath Cookie Platter
To make this fall wreath cookie platter, I used the pine bough and the large bow cookie cutters, shown below.
Template for the Fall Wreath Cookie Platter
I provided a downloadable PDF template file for the two cookie designs for the fall wreath cookie platter shown in this tutorial.
You can download the fall wreath cookie template 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 cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
Wreath Branches Decorating Process
The wreath itself is comprised of individual branch cookies. I was going for a loose interpretation of blades of wheat, but it kinda of looks like all-round, general autumn leaves. I think it works either way.
To make these wheat branches, I used two tones of gold: Americolor Gold for the lighter tone, and Americolor Gold with a touch of Warm Brown for the darker tone.
Begin by flooding half of the branch cookie with the lighter shade of gold. Let that set (about 15 minutes), then flood the remaining cookie with the darker tone icing.
Let the cookie dry completely before moving one (1 to 2 hours).
Once the cookie had time to dry, add oval details as shown below. I used a piping consistency of the light gold icing and a #1.5 PME tip. Work your way around the branch from one side to the other.
Bow Decorating Process
The bow cookie is a great touch to the finished wreath. It adds a nice pop of color and is proportionally the perfect size for the wreath platter.
For the color of the bow, I used my favorite autumn blue color combination: Americolor Royal Blue with a touch of Forest Green.
With blue flood icing and a food-only paintbrush, paint the upper ends area of the bow, as shown below. Let the icing dry.
Next, pipe a center dot on right in the middle of the cookie. Let that set (about 15 minutes).
Then fill the bow "wing" areas, as shown. Let the cookie set.
Next, fill in the lower bow tails. Let the cookie dry completely (1 to 2 hours).
Once the cookie is dry, add white line accents, as shown.
Assembling the Fall Wreath Cookie Platter
Now its time to put the platter together. If you're taking this platter to someone else's home, these disposable, clear, party trays from Dollar Tree are the perfect size.
Assemble the first layer of branches around the edge of the platter. The number of pieces would depend on your platter size, but I ended up needing 8 pieces for this layer.
Next, add an inner layer on top of the first layer of branches. I was able to fit in 6 pieces for this layer.
Lastly, add the bow to finish the wreath. To fill the middle, you could add a tasty cookie dip or occupy the space with a plaque cookie with a festive message.
Now on to the giveaway! Callye would love to give one lucky reader their own Christmas Platter Set. To enter a chance to win, use the Rafflecopter Widget below. Please allow a few moments for it to load. Trust me, it's an easy entry. One winner will be randomly chosen on Saturday morning, November 5th, 2016.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays!