Ribbon Banner Cookie Cutter by Whisked Away Cutters
Plaque cutters are, by far, my favorite type of cookie cutter. Their shapes are typically whimsy and unique, while their purpose is so universal. Plaques are great for writing messages, creating name plates, and framing out a general image, just to name a few.
Today, I'm here to show you a new spin on the traditional plaque cutter. I teamed up with my friend Tracy, of Whisked Away Cutters, to bring you a ribbon banner cutter I designed. Trust me, ribbon banners might just be the new plaque.
You can find this cutter, which she graciously named "Mike's Ribbon," in Tracy's Etsy shop, here.
This ribbon banner is fairly simple to decorate once you get the hang of it. However, you can use the downloadable template (see below) to help draw in the design guides if needed. Alternatively, Whisked Away Cutters offer two options for "Mike's Ribbon." One is a traditional cutter of only the outline, while the other option is with guide impressions built-in to help with the decorating process.
For the traditional ribbon banner cutter, I made a design template available to help guide you through the decorating process.
You can download the free template HERE.
Again, if you opted for the ribbon banner cutter with the built-in impression guides, feel free to skip to Step 2.
- Sketch the Basic Design
- Cut out the sections of the template and trace the design onto the cookie with a food marker. The top and bottom sections are the same, so the same template can be used for both sections.
- Flood Small Sections
- Outline and fill the smaller "background" sections of the ribbon with medium consistency royal icing. I like to fill these sections with a slightly darker color than the sections in the next step, but any color would work fine. Let the icing set.
- Flood Large Sections
- Once the smaller sections had time to set, outline and fill the remaining larger sections with medium consistency icing in the color of your choice. Leave the cookie to dry for a few hours.
- Add Details
- Once the base layer of the cookie is completely dry, you can add the details. In the cookie below, I piped an outline around the larger sections as well as added text of my choosing. Because I'm horrible at writing text freehand, I used my Kopykake to help with the text.
Ribbon Banner Cookie Ideas
"Mike's Ribbon" cutter could be used for just about any occasion. Below are just a few examples you could make for any particular holiday.
These baby shower announcement cookies were shown in my decorating example, but I just wanted to illustrate it works great for either gender. Just modify the color and you're set.
An alternative to flooding with multiple colors is to just flood the entire cookie in black, then add white details. I painted the white text and accents with Americolor white food coloring with a touch of vodka, and finished it off with piping the edges in white royal icing. This gives the cookies a chalkboard-drawn look.
Just to show the versatility, here are a wedding design and patriotic flag design that stretches bounds of how creative you can get with this cutter.
As you can see below, the possibilities are endless.
If you like this cutter, you're going to love the other shapes available in Tracy's Etsy Shop. Her plaque collection alone are must-haves in my book. Not only are Tracy's cutters beautiful, they are made out of durable plastic and are so sturdy to use. So do yourself a favor and check them out!