How to Make a Tulip Cookie Platter
Cookie platters are a wonderful way to wow your guests without too much effort. Each cookie piece is relatively simple in design, but when assembled together as a platter, they create a stunning display for all to see.
This tulip cookie platter is a great example of this. Each tulip cookie is super simple to decorate and don't require that many icing colors to mix up. The wavy design of each flower also locks all the cookies in place to help minimize any shifting in the tray. The wavy pattern is also an interesting visual effect, which is a nice bonus.
Below, I laid out all the steps on how I put this tulip cookie platter together.
Tulip Platter Cookie Cutter Set
New this spring season is this tulip cookie platter set. This set includes 2 cookie cutters: a tulip flower, and a center circle. You can purchase both 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.
Template for the Tulip Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all of the new Mother's Day cookie cutters, including this tulip cookie platter 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 tulip cookie platter, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Purple royal icing (I used Rainbow Dust Purple.)
- Light Purple (I just added less Rainbow Dust Purple than above.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Green icing (I used Cookie Countess Succulent Green.)
- Light Green icing (I added less Cookie Countess Succulent Green than above.)
For those without a projector, score or etch guidelines where the leaves and the top petals should be, as shown. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a scribe tool to etch the guideline on the cookie.
Start by filling the empty space in the middle with a thin layer of white icing. Let that icing dry.
Then fill in one side of the petal bulb and one of the leaves. Let this icing set for about 15 minutes.
Next, fill in the other side of the petal bulb and fill in the other leaf. Add a stem in the middle.
For the center circle cookie, I added the phrase "Happy Mother's Day" using my pico projector. (You can see how I piped a similar message in this sunflower platter tutorial.)
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
The finished tulip cookie platter takes 12 tulip cookie pieces to complete the wreath, with one circle cookie in the middle.
For platter packaging ideas, I like this method I used on this snowflake platter. (Check the end of that post for the packaging details.)