How to Make a Hearts and Arrows Valentine Cookie Platter
To start off the new year right, here's a fun platter idea for Valentine's Day.
This new Hearts and Arrows Cookie Platter design consists of 3 different cookie shapes. In the center, there's a single circle cookie for a Valentine's Day message. Around the circle are repeated pierced heart cookies and bow-and-arrow cookies. In this tutorial, I'll show you have to decorate all three of the designs for you to recreate yourself.
Hearts and Arrows Cookie Platter Cutters
Just added to the shop is this new Hearts and Arrows Cookie Platter.
This Hearts and Arrows 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 picture, the platter measures 12 inches in diameter.
Templates for the Hearts and Arrows Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new Valentine's Day cookie cutter designs, including this Hearts and Arrows cookie platter.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
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 cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For the colors used for these hearts and arrows cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Dark Pink royal icing. (I used Americolor Tulip Red. A little goes a long way.)
- Light Pink icing (I used just a touch of Americolor Tulip Red.)
- Teal Blue icing (I mixed Americolor Mint Green and Sky Blue.)
- Brown icing (I used Americolor Warm Brown.)
- Yellow icing (I used Americolor Egg Yellow)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
Bow and Arrow Cookie
Begin by first outlining and flooding the whole cookie with white icing. Let this icing dry for about an hour.
Then add the red heart tip and the yellow bow, as shown.
Once the icing had time to set, next add the arrow shaft with brown icing and the two little pink hearts.
Lastly, with teal icing, add the string and feather details.
Pierced Heart Cookie
For those without a projector, begin by making a guideline for where the heart outline should be. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.
Begin by filling in the middle heart section with pink icing. Let that icing set, then add the red heart tip and the white feather sections, as shown.
Next, add the brown shaft detail, as shown. Then finish by adding the heart outline and the feather line details.
Center Message Cookie
Start by outlining and flooding the entire cookie. I used teal icing in this case.
For the center message, I added the phrase "Love is in the Air". If you want to add the same message, you can find this lettering design in the PDF template file I mentioned above.
My natural handwriting is atrocious. That's why I love using my Pico Projector to help guide me. Shown below, I like to use a PME #1 tip for any lettering on cookies.
The completed, assembled Hearts and Arrow cookie platter is shown below.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.
In total, it took 13 separate cookie pieces to fully assemble this Hearts and Arrows cookie platter-- 6 bow cookies, 6 heart cookies, and 1 center circle cookie.
This is just the first of many new Valentine designs added to the shop. I'm really excited to show you all the remaining cookie tutorials in the coming days.
I hope everyone is having a great start to their new year!