How to Make a Cat & Witch Hat Cookie Platter
If you're looking for an adorable cookie platter for Halloween, I have just the platter design for you.
This new cat & witch hat cookie platter pays homage to one of my favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus. The design includes a cute black cat, a classic pointed witch hat, and utilizes the iconic song quote from the movie, "I put a spell on you".
Here's how you can recreate this witch-themed platter design that will surely be perfect for your upcoming Halloween celebration.
Cat & Witch Platter Cookie Cutters
The cookie cutters used for this tutorial are the witch hat, cat face, and a center circle cutter.
You can purchase cookie cutters together as a set of three, 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.
Templates for the Cat & Witch Hat Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available this Halloween 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
For the colors used for these cat and witch hat cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Dark Purple royal icing (I mixed Rainbow Dust Progel Purple with Wilton Rose.)
- Cat Purple icing (I mixed a little of the dark purple above with a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Burnt Orange icing (I mixed equal parts Americolor Egg Yellow, Americolor Tulip Red, and Warm Brown.)
- Gold icing (I mixed Americolor Egg Yellow with a little of the burnt orange above.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Pink icing (I used Rainbow Dust Pink.)
For the witch hat cookie, fill in the top and rim sections with dark purple icing.
Let that icing set, then fill in the remaining hat band section with burnt orange icing.
Next, add the square part of the buckle in gold icing.
Lastly, outline the edges of the hat and add the center buckle detail, as shown.
For the cat cookie, begin by filling the face around the eyes, and the body section, as shown.
Once that icing had time to set, fill in the paws, ears, and the collar sections.
Next, fill in the eyes with black icing and immediately add the white accent dots. Add the moon charm on the collar, the pink nose, and the tail.
Lastly, outline around the paws, the head, and the ears, as shown.
For the center circle cookie, I flooded the cookie with burnt icing and let it dry completely. Then I airbrushed this witch stencil pattern on top with cooper airbrush color.
Once the cooper airbrush color had time to dry, I stenciled "I Put a Spell on You" on top with white icing. (Stencil coming soon!)
Halloween Cat and Witch Hat Cookie Platter Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.
Here's the final Halloween cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter requires 11 cookies-- 5 Halloween cats, 5 witch hats, 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.
Fall is the start of my most favorite time of year and I can't wait to show you more autumn-related cookie ideas coming up in the next few weeks!
You can easily mix and match various cookie cutters like these and create your own platters, fitting any event, holiday, or just for the fun of making and sharing your work of art.