How to Make a Camping Cookie Platter
One of my favorite summer activities is camping. Since, it's been almost a decade since I last made camping cookies, I thought this summer would be the perfect time to revisit new camping designs.
This new camping cookie platter is part of our latest summer collection. There's three separate designs that make up this platter, but each design is very easy to decorate. Let me show you how below.
Camping Platter Cookie Cutters
New for the summer season is this camping cookie platter. This set includes 4 cookie cutters: a bear, a tent, a tree, and a center circle. You can purchase all cookie cutters together, or as a 3-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.
Templates for the Camping Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all the new summer cookie cutter designs, including this camping platter set.
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 Decorating Process
To decorate these camping cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Brown icing (I mixed Americolor Chocolate Brown with Super Black.)
- Tan icing (I mixed the brown icing with more fresh white icing.)
- Dark Green icing (I mixed Americolor Laurel with Americolor Egg Yellow with a touch of Americolor Chocolate Brown.)
- Light Green icing (I mixed the dark green icing with more fresh white icing.)
- Teal icing (I mixed Americolor Teal with Americolor Super Black.)
- Burnt Orange icing (I mixed Americolor Orange with Warm Brown.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
For the tree cookie, begin by filling in every other section. I started with the top and lower branch sections.
Once those sections had time to set, I filled in the middle and the truck sections, as shown.
To finish the tree cookie, I outlined the branch sections for more definition.
For the tent cookie, begin by filling in the tent opening and the side of the tent section.
Let that icing set, then fill in the front panel of the tent.
Finish with the tent details, like the two flap panels and the brown ground spikes.
For the bear cookie, begin by filling in the main body section, as shown.
Then add the belly and snout sections.
Finish these bears by adding the eyes and nose with black icing. And draw on the eyebrows and the smile line with a food marker.
For the center circle cookie, I added the phrase "Happy Camper" using my pico projector. (You can see how I piped a similar message in this sunflower platter tutorial.)
Camping Cookie Platter Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Here's the camping cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter requires 10 cookies-- 3 bears, 3 tents, 3 trees, 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.
In addition to this camping platter, there's a new 5-piece camping set. This set has simple camping designs, with each of the designs encompassing characteristics that I love most about camping.
(For reference, the size below is the SMALL size set.)
I hope you've enjoyed this post and love the cookies, but before you get started on this platter, we have over 600 cookie cutters available here and over 50 complete platter designs for you to enjoy, or you can purchase single cutters and build out your own designs.