How to Make a Champagne Cookie Platter
The year 2020 is approaching its end. (Finally, right?) To ring in the new year, I made this champagne cookie platter to help celebrate.
This platter consists of two designs, an overflowing champagne bottle and a pair of glasses, repeated around a center circle cookie.
With social distancing still in place, your celebration may not be as big as you'd wish this year. However this platter would work for any future celebratory event throughout the year. Here's hoping 2021 is full of events to celebrate.
Champagne Platter Cookie Cutter Set
Recently added to the shop is this new champagne platter cookie cutter set.
This champagne platter cookie cutter works along with a center 3.5" circle cookie cutter. You can purchase all 3 cookie cutters together, or as a 2-piece without the circle cutter.
When arranged as a large platter, as shown in the example pictures, the platter measures 12 inches in diameter.
Template for the Champagne Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for Champagne cookie design as a guideline.
You can download the Champagne 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 tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
To decorate this Christmas Wreath Cookie Platter, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Gold icing (I used Americolor Gold.)
- Golden Brown icing (I Americolor Gold, Americolor Warm Brown, and Americolor Super Black.)
- Gray icing (I used a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- White medium icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
Begin by filling one of the glass sections with gold icing and quickly added white bubble dots. Let that set then fill the top part of the other glass with gray icing, followed quickly with white for the foamy detail.
Repeat this again for the remaining sections.
Once the icing had time to set, outline the sides and the top of the glasses with white icing.
For the Champagne bottle cookie, start by filling in the dark bottle sections. Then follow with the gold sections, as shown.
Next, fill in the brown band in the middle and the white foam area at the top.
Finish the details by outlining the label and the white foam. Add a center brown medallion on top of the band, as shown.
For the center message cookie, I decided to go with a gray cookie. I airbrushed a confetti background design with this confetti stencil I have in the shop.
I airbrushed white color using straight, undiluted Americolor Bright White GEL (not Amerimist white airbrush color). I use an airbrush gun with a larger 0.5mm nozzle to do this so it doesn't clog.
Once the white airbrush color dried, I piped "Happy New Year" using a projector.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
The finished platter, when assembled, should look like the one pictured below.
In total there are 13 cookie pieces: 6 champagne bottle cookies, 6 glasses cookies, and 1 center message cookie. It spans less than 12" across and fits inside a pizza pan dish from The Dollar Tree store.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and here's to an amazing 2021!