How to Make a Tools Cookie Platter
If the man of your house is also Mr. Fit-It, I have the perfect gift for him.
This tools cookie platter makes an awesome treat to be shared on Father's Day. The platter consists of two tool designs, both of which are quick and easy to decorate, and a center message cookie. Like the cookies themselves, this tutorial will be a quick one. As you'll see below, just a couple of steps and you're done decorating. Here's how.
Tools Platter Cookie Cutter Set
New for the upcoming Father's Day holiday is this tools cookie platter. This set includes 3 cookie cutters: a hammer tool, a pliers tool, and a center circle. You can purchase all cookie cutters together, or as a 2-piece without the circle cutter.
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 Tool Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for tool designs as a guideline.
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
For the colors used for these tool cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Blue royal icing (I used Americolor Royal Blue.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Orange icing (I used Americolor Orange.)
- Gray icing (I used a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Tan icing (I mixed Americolor Ivory with Americolor Warm Brown.)
Let's start with the pliers cookie. Begin by filling in the lower handle areas with blue icing. Then immediately add a white shine accent, as shown.
Let that icing set. Then add the top side detail with gray icing.
Once the top gray icing had time to set, add the other side and the center dot detail.
Next up is the hammer cookie. Start by filling in the bottom handle like you did with the pliers. Also, fill in the top hammer section with gray icing and the white accent detail.
Let that icing set, then fill in the middle section. For dimension, I added another icing layer at the head of the hammer.
For the final, center message cookie, begin by flooding the entire cookie with tan icing. Let this icing dry completely.
In the shop is a wood grain stencil you can use for a rugged background pattern. I airbrushed the wood grain and piped the Happy Father's Day message using my projector. The video below better illustrates how I did this.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.
Here's the final tools cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter required 11 cookies-- 5 hammers, 5 pliers, 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.