How to Make a Christmas Wreath Cookie Platter
Cookie platters are always a great addition to a holiday get-together. And I might just the perfect one for you.
This new Christmas wreath cookie platter set is easy to decorate, easy to customize, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser for your next Christmas party.
For this tutorial, I went with a whimsy color scheme inspired by Dr. Suess' Grinchmas. I opted for pinks and mint greens like the decorations seen in Suess' Wooville. However, feel free to change the colors and wreath ornaments to your own liking.
If I can find the time in the next few weeks I'll make another attempt at this wreath, but use a more traditional Christmas color palette. I'll be sure to update this post with photos of that new color scheme once they become available.
Christmas Wreath Platter Cookie Cutter Set
Recently added to the shop is this new Christmas wreath platter cookie cutter set.
Also, this platter is available in two sizes: 12" diameter or 9" diameter. For this tutorial, I will be decorating the 12" size.
Template for the Christmas Wreath Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for Christmas wreath cookie design as a guideline.
You can download the Christmas 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 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:
- Pink piping and flood icing (I mixed Americolor Tulip Red with a touch of Wilton Pink.)
- Red medium icing (I used Americolor Tulip Red.)
- Blue medium icing (I mixed two parts Americolor Teal and one part Americolor Sky Blue.)
- Green flood icing (I mixed equal parts Americolor Egg Yellow and Americolor Mint.)
- Darker Green piping icing (I mixed the green icing above with Americolor Leaf Green.)
- White medium icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
For the ribbon pieces, begin by flooding the entire cookie with pink then quickly add a white shine accent, as shown. (Let this cookie dry for about an hour.)
Now this step is optional: Once the icing has set, outline the edge of the cookie. It's not needed but I think it adds some nice dimension to the border.
For the greenery pieces, begin by flooding the entire cookie with green icing. Let this icing dry for about 1 hour.
Next, add the round ornament details. I added a water shine accent dot while the icing was still wet.
Next, outline the greenery cookies with a darker green icing. Also add some greenery "puff" details in the middle, as shown.
Something to note, be sure to scatter the color pattern of all the ornaments. This makes the assembled wreath look visually interesting and random.
For the ribbon piece, fill in the different sections in parts. I began with the wings of the bow. I filled with pink icing and quickly added a shine accent.
Move on to the top sections of the bow and one of the tail ribbons, as shown.
Continue fill in the remaining sections of the bow under completely covered. Let this icing set for one hour.
Finish the bow cookie by outlining the edge and line details, as shown.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.
The finished Christmas wreath cookie platter should look similar to the one pictured below.
In all, the platter consists of 13 separate cookie pieces: 6 greenery pieces, 6 ribbon pieces, and one bow.
For packaging, I assembled the platter on a 12" pizza pan dish I got from the Dollar Tree store. I love this pan because it's just a buck, it's sturdy, and there's a lip around the edge to hold all the cookies in place. I just throw the whole thing in a giant cellophane bag and heat-seal it closed.
I know I skipped ahead to Christmas, but I do have Thanksgiving ideas coming down the pike. I just had the cookies for this platter baked and ready to go. So be on the look out for more Christmas and Thanksgiving ideas in the coming weeks.