How to Make a Flower Cart Cookie Set
This 4-piece vendor cart cookie cutter set was part of the new Mother's Day collection this year, and I couldn't wait to start decorating it.
It's such a fun design that's so versatile with its possible usages. For instance, I decorated this set as a flower cart for Mother's Day, however it can easily change themes for other occasions. I can see it as a cart for popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs, and cotton candy. Maybe even a pumpkin cart for autumn. There's so many possibilities!
Now, on to the tutorial. This post is a long one, so I'll cut to the chase. Here's the detailed tutorial for each of the four pieces for this flower cart cookie set.
Flower Cart Cookie Cutters
This vendor cart cookie cutter set comes in 4 pieces, each a different section of a flower cart design.
This set is available in various sizes.
- The LARGE cookie set will fit in this BRP long cookie box (12″ x 5″ x 1.5″).
- The REGULAR cookie set will fit in this BRP cookie box (9.5" x 6" x 1.5").
For this tutorial I'll be decorating the LARGE size, however the REGULAR size example is also shown at the end of this post.
Template for the Flower Cart Cookie Set
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all of the new Mother's Day cookie cutters, including this flower cart design.
You can download all the 2021 Mother's Day 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 this flower cart cookie set, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Pink royal icing (I mixed Rainbow Dust Pink and Americolor Ivory.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Tan icing (I mixed Americolor Warm Brown with Ivory.)
- Yellow icing (I used Americolor Egg Yellow.)
- Red icing (I used Americolor Tulip Red.)
- Green icing (I mixed two parts Americolor Egg Yellow and one part Americolor Mint.)
- Purple icing (I used Rainbow Dust Purple.)
- Dark Brown icing (I used Americolor Chocolate Brown.)
- Gray icing (I used Americolor Ash.)
For the top sign, begin by flooding the entire cookie with white icing. Let this icing dry for at least an hour.
Then pipe the text onto the sign. I used my projector for this step. I included this text in the above template file.
For canopy, start by first filling in the white sections. Let the icing set and crust over.
Then fill in the remaining pink sections.
Finish the canopy by added a piped line across the bottom, as shown.
For the middle section, begin by flooding the entire cookie with white icing. Let this icing set for one hour.
Then add the side support beams and the three gray vases.
For the flowers, add dots of color for the base layer. Let this icing set.
Next, add the green stems and leaves. Finish the flowers by adding a top swirl line, as shown.
For the bottom cart cookie, begin by first flooding the square area in tan icing. Let this icing set for one hour.
Then add the pink side detail, as shown, and the top board rail.
After that base layer had time to set, add the large back wheel with dark brown icing, the pink front axle, and the pink handle knob.
Then add the gray details and the smaller front wheel.
The last step is to add the wheel spokes and the money sign, as shown.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Below is the completed flower cart cookie set. Just a reminder, this is the LARGE size. It fits nicely in the BRP long cookie box (12″ x 5″ x 1.5″), shown in the photo below.
If you would like something a little smaller in scale, there's a REGULAR size option as well. Shown below, it fits comfortably in this BRP cookie box (9.5" x 6" x 1.5").
If you decide to recreate these vendor carts in your own theme, I would love to see them! Please tag me on social media. I can't wait to see what you all will come up with!