How to Make an Overlapping Football Cookie Platter

Written by Mike Tamplin • Oct 25, 2022

How to Make an Overlapping Football Cookie Platter
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This overlapping football platter is a pretty straight-forward cookie platter design. However, to make this platter special, I applied an easy texture technique to elevate the overall presentation.

Here's a quick demonstration on how you can easily recreate a football texture for this football cookie platter.

Football Platter Cookie Cutters

New for the autumn season is this football cookie platter. This set includes 2 cookie cutters: an overlapping football and a center circle. You can purchase all cookie cutters together, or as a single piece without the circle cutter.

(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.

overlapping football cookie platter cutters

Templates for the Football Cookie Platter

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for this overlapping football cookie platter set.

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

To decorate these football cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

For the football cookie, first flood the entire cookie with brown icing. Let this icing dry completely (about 3 hours).

Once dry, airbrush brown airbrush color through a mesh fabric to get this football texture effect. Let that airbrush color dry.

football cookie with airbrush texture

Step 2

Next, add the two white stripes to the top and bottom, and part of the center detail, as shown.

Finish by completing the lace details.

football cookies

Step 3

For the center cookie, flood the entire circle with green icing. Let this icing dry completely.

Then, for a football field effect, airbrush green airbrush color with a wide stripe stencil.

wide stripe stencil for cookies

Step 4

For the center message, "Game Day", I used a pico projector as a guide to get the lettering placement right. (You can see this step in action in the video clip below.)

football cookie platter

Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.

Here's the overlapping football platter all assembled. To create this entire platter requires 11 cookies-- 10 footballs 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.

overlapping football cookie platter with airbrush texture
overlapping football cookie platter with airbrush texture
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