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Fall Wreath Cookie Platter and Giveaway

Written by Mike Tamplin Oct 30, 2016

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I’d like to take a moment from our regularly scheduled Christmas cookie cutter posts for something fun. And what’s more fun than a giveaway!

Remember I mentioned before of Sweet Sugarbelle’s new line of cookie cutters? Well, she just released her Christmas collection and it’s nothing short of amazing! Out of all the specialty cookie cutters she released for the upcoming holiday, I fell most in love with this Christmas Platter Set.

The Sweet Sugarbelle Christmas Platter Set

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The Christmas Platter Set packs quite a punch within the confines of its box. Included in the set are 8 cookie cutters, 12 templates, and 5 instruction cards. The platter designs range from a holly leaf wreath, a mistletoe arrangement, a Christmas tree, a poinsettia platter, and a Christmas candle centerpiece, just to name a few. Callye made it easy by providing templates and illustrated instructions to guide you through the entire decorating process.

If you pick up a set for yourself now, you won’t have to wait until December to use it. Let me show you how you can use the cookie cutters available in this set to create an easy, fall wreath cookie platter design for this autumn season.

Fall Wreath Cookie Platter

To make this fall wreath cookie platter, I used the pine bough and the large bow cookie cutters, shown below.

fall wreath cookie platter cutters

Template for the Fall Wreath Cookie Platter

I provided a downloadable PDF template file for the two cookie designs for the fall wreath cookie platter shown in this tutorial.

You can download the fall wreath cookie template 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 cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

Wreath Branches Decorating Process

The wreath itself is comprised of individual branch cookies. I was going for a loose interpretation of blades of wheat, but it kinda of looks like all-round, general autumn leaves. I think it works either way.

To make these wheat branches, I used two tones of gold: Americolor Gold for the lighter tone, and Americolor Gold with a touch of Warm Brown for the darker tone.

  1. Begin by flooding half of the branch cookie with the lighter shade of gold. Let that set (about 15 minutes), then flood the remaining cookie with the darker tone icing.

    Let the cookie dry completely before moving one (1 to 2 hours).

    fall wreath cookie platter step 1
  2. Once the cookie had time to dry, add oval details as shown below. I used a piping consistency of the light gold icing and a #1.5 PME tip. Work your way around the branch from one side to the other.

    fall wreath cookie platter step 2

Bow Decorating Process

The bow cookie is a great touch to the finished wreath. It adds a nice pop of color and is proportionally the perfect size for the wreath platter.

For the color of the bow, I used my favorite autumn blue color combination: Americolor Royal Blue with a touch of Forest Green.

  1. With blue flood icing and a food-only paintbrush, paint the upper ends area of the bow, as shown below. Let the icing dry.

    fall wreath cookie platter step 3
  2. Next, pipe a center dot on right in the middle of the cookie. Let that set (about 15 minutes).

    Then fill the bow “wing” areas, as shown. Let the cookie set.

    fall wreath cookie platter step 4
  3. Next, fill in the lower bow tails. Let the cookie dry completely (1 to 2 hours).

    Once the cookie is dry, add white line accents, as shown.

    fall wreath cookie platter step 5

Assembling the Fall Wreath Cookie Platter

Now its time to put the platter together. If you’re taking this platter to someone else’s home, these disposable, clear, party trays from Dollar Tree are the perfect size.

Assemble the first layer of branches around the edge of the platter. The number of pieces would depend on your platter size, but I ended up needing 8 pieces for this layer.

fall wreath cookie platter first layer

Next, add an inner layer on top of the first layer of branches. I was able to fit in 6 pieces for this layer.

fall wreath cookie platter second layer

Lastly, add the bow to finish the wreath. To fill the middle, you could add a tasty cookie dip or occupy the space with a plaque cookie with a festive message.

Fall wreath cookie platter by Semi Sweet Designs

Giveaway Time!

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Now on to the giveaway! Callye would love to give one lucky reader their own Christmas Platter Set. To enter a chance to win, use the Rafflecopter Widget below. Please allow a few moments for it to load. Trust me, it’s an easy entry. One winner will be randomly chosen on Saturday morning, November 5th, 2016.

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

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28 replies on “Fall Wreath Cookie Platter and Giveaway

  1. Just gorgeous your so creative!

    1. Thanks so much, Diane!

  2. Hi Mike! That is very creative! And it looks wonderful! To answer your question at CHRISTmas time we always make Zeppolle! It is a once a year treat!

    1. That sounds amazing, Maria!

  3. Hi Mike,
    May I ask one technical thing? If you take your platter as a gift – how do you make your cookies stay properly arranged on the plate (not to move around during the travel to your friend’s house)? Do you stick them to it by a little bit of royal icing?
    Thanks in advance for the tip!
    By the way, I’ve read your posts for some time and I love your simple yet interesting designs, and especially the way you put colours together and the fact that every cookie is so perfectly made! It’s a pure pleasure for my eyes to watch your projects :).

    1. Thanks so much, Anna! And good question! One platter trick I learned from Maryann, The Cookie Artisan, who is known for her platters. She lays a sheet of plastic wrap on the platter first, then arranges the cookies. Like magic, the cookies don’t move around! Plus, the plastic wrap is barely noticeable. Genius!

      1. Oh, great tip, thank you! I must try it next time. But how about the top layer?

        1. You could put a dot of royal icing to keep it in place, but really the top layer is just the bow. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Thanks!

  4. Wow! You are inspireawesome! Thank you for sharing your platter tip regarding the plastic wrap…I will use it this year. Last year I made sugar cookie truffles from my “oops cookie jar”…they were such a big hit that my family has asked me to make them again this year….it’s always nice to start new traditions. Have a blessed holiday!

  5. Beautiful for Thanksgiving! I love the “wheat” effect.

  6. I’ll be the one who is super cheesy and just says that it means a lot more then you will understand to be able to even enter these type of giveaways. Alot can’t afford to buy the cutters we’d love to, and watching you all create is a gift in itself, but to just give without gaining anything is amazing. Thank you. And congrats to whoever wins!

  7. The RI dot – that’s what I thought about. I was asking in general about any platter, not specifically about this one. Thanks a lot for the tips!

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