How to Make a Flamingo Cookie Platter
Flamingos and Florida always seemed associated with each other. However, as a Floridian myself, the only flamingos I've run across are the plastic lawn decor variety.
Flamingo COOKIES on the other hand, I've seen too many in my lifetime to count. And here's an example of a few more of them.
This flamingo cookie platter is perfect for summer. Both the flamingo and the monstera leaf designs are very easy to decorate and quick to put together. If you're looking for a fun dish to bring to your next summer gathering, this flamingo cookie platter would sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Flamingo Platter Cookie Cutters
New for the summer season is this flamingo cookie platter. This set includes 3 cookie cutters: a flamingo, a monstera leaf, and a center circle. You can purchase all cookie cutters together, or as a 2-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 Flamingo Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all the new summer cookie cutter designs, including this flamingo and leaf 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 flamingo and leaf cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Green piping and flood icing (I mixed equal parts Americolor Turquoise and Forest Green.)
- Light green piping and flood icing (I added fresh white icing to the green above.)
- Deep Pink piping and flood icing (I mixed Wilton Rose with a small sampling of the green icing above to dull down the intensity.)
- Light Pink icing (I mixed the deep pink icing above with more plain white icing.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
For the flamingo cookie, begin by outlining and flooding the pink body area as shown. Let this icing to set (about 15 minutes).
Once the body icing is set, add the black tip of the beak then quickly add the white part of the beak afterwards. With the scribe tool, drag a smile line from the black icing into the white, as shown. Add a wing over the body section with the lighter pink icing.
Lastly, add an eye, and the outlines around the body and wing.
For the monstera leaf cookie, begin by outlining the right section with the darker green icing. Then immediately flood the inside of that section. Let this icing set.
Next, repeat the same steps with the left side of the leaf, but with the lighter green icing.
For the center circle cookie, I added the phrase "Hello Summer" using my pico projector. (You can see how I piped a similar message in this sunflower platter tutorial.)
Flamingo Cookie Platter Video Tutorial
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Here's the flamingo cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter requires 11 cookies-- 5 flamingos, 5 monstera leaves, 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.
We hope you've enjoyed this post, the cookies and tutorial. We also encourage you to check out all of our cookie cutters, make and design your own, take some pics and share them with us.