How to Make an Egg Wreath Cookie Platter
When coming up with a platter design idea for the upcoming spring season, I wanted something you could display all season long. This new egg wreath cookie platter could do just that.
This platter features eggs, which do give hints of Easter, but it's subtle and neutral enough to bring to any event throughout spring.
It's also fairly easy to decorate as well. Here's how I created this egg wreath platter.
Egg Wreath Platter Cookie Cutters
This egg wreath cookie platter includes an egg wreath cutter and a center circle cutter. You can purchase cookie cutters together as a set, or as a single cutter without the center circle.
(This is the same circle cutter used in all my platter sets, like this Snowflake set, Spiral Platter, and Floral Wreath, etc.)
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 Egg Wreath Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all the new Easter spring cookie cutter designs, including this egg wreath platter.
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 this egg wreath cookie platter, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Robin's Egg Blue royal icing (I mixed Americolor Wedgewood and a little Americolor Ivory, with a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Lighter Blue icing (I mixed the Robin's Egg Blue above with more fresh white icing.)
- Sage Green icing (I mixed Americolor Laurel with Americolor Ivory.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
Begin by filling in the two egg sections one section at a time. To make the platter more interesting, I alternated where I filled the dark and light blue icing on every other cookie, as shown.
This is optional, but I thought making the eggs speckled would be a nice touch. I mixed brown and white gel coloring with a little water. Then with a new toothbrush, flicked that mixture over the eggs, as shown.
Just run your finger over the bristles of the toothbrush.
Next, for the floral detail, start by filling the empty space with white icing. Let that icing dry.
Then outline the floral leaves and add a little squiggle to the middles so the icing will less likely crater.
Finally, fill in each of the leaves.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Here's the final egg wreath cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter requires 11 cookies-- 10 egg wreath sections 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.
While this design and post was an enjoyable experience, it still amazes me that such weird cookie cutter shapes turn into magic when you add a little creativity to the mix.