How to Make a Shooting Stars Cookie Platter
Recently, someone requested if I could simplify my old starburst platter design into the updated, single-layered platter style. To that person, you are brilliant! It's such a good idea. And with graduation season coming up, having updated platter design would be the perfect opportunity to use it.
This new shooting stars cookie platter is a simplified version of my old design. Each cookie piece is of two stars shooting from the center, repeated around a circle. When assembled, it makes an awesome starburst effect.
For this tutorial, I am decorating this platter for a graduation but this design would work seamlessly for Independence Day and New Year’s, as well. An easy modification to the color scheme, with change the center message, and you have a platter for a new holiday.
Shooting Stars Platter Cookie Cutters
This shooting stars platter cookie cutter works along with a center circle cookie cutter. You can purchase both cookie cutters together, or as a single piece without the circle cutter.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the LARGE 12" diameter version.
For the graduation element, I opted to do something a little different and use a graduation cap design for the center. I used the REGULAR size option.
Template for the Shooting Stars Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all of the new graduation cookie cutters, including this shooting stars platter and grad cap designs.
You can download all the 2021 graduation 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 this shooting stars cookie platter, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Dark Blue royal icing. (I mixed Americolor Royal Blue and Sky Blue with a small amount of Super Black.)
- Light Blue icing (I mixed the blue above with more white icing.)
- White medium icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Yellow icing (I mixed Americolor Egg Yellow and Americolor Gold.)
Begin by filling in the upper dark blue section as shown. Let that icing set for about 15 minutes.
Then fill in the remaining lower area with light blue icing. Let this icing dry for one hour.
Next add the two stars with gold icing, as shown.
For the center graduation cap, begin by filling in the the lower cap area with black icing. Let that icing set for 15 minutes.
Then fill in the top diamond area with black icing.
Next, add the top button in the middle of the diamond with black icing, and add the dot knot of the tassel with gold icing.
When that icing sets, add the remaining tassel strings and tail end details.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
The finished shooting stars cookie platter takes 10 star cookie pieces to complete the platter, with one circle cookie in the middle (which is hidden underneath the grad cap cookie).
For platter packaging ideas, I like this method I used on this snowflake platter. (Check the end of that post for the packaging details.)