Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Tree Cookie Platter (Tutorial)

In previous posts.....we've been preparing to create a Christmas tree cookie platter
by making ornaments and stringed lights.

It's time to make the tree trunk and tree branches.

Use a long rectangle to make the tree branches.
I used a 5" by 2" rectangle I ordered from Ecrandal,
but you could use a different rectangle or even hand cut these cookies.
Since they're the trunk of the tree.....they certainly don't have to be exact.

Measure your platter to know how many trunk cookies you'll need.
My platter accommodated three trunk cookies.

Outline and flood the rectangles with brown 10-second glaze.
Immediately add wood grain lines using a lighter tan glaze and the wet-on-wet technique.

For the branches, use Christmas tree cutters.
You'll need longer branches on the bottom layer and shorter branches for the middle layer.
I used this cutter (5" x 3-1/2") and this cutter (3 1/8" x 2").

Add wood branch lines on the cookies with brown 10-second glaze.

After they have dried for at least 30 minutes, add the green tree needles all over the branches.
This is the most time consuming part......but well worth the outcome.

Allow the cookies to dry overnight.

Gather your ornament cookies and stringed-lights cookies with the trunk and branch cookies......
and assemble the platter.

Line up the trunk cookies down the middle of the platter.
Next layer the branch cookies.....larger ones on bottom.....along the trunk.

Arrange the stringed lights, ornaments and star topper as desired.

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas season.....filled with lots of
gorgeous sights......
enticing smells......
yummy tastes.....
beautiful sounds......

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Tree Cookie Platter


katydoescookies said...

So clever, Pam!!! I'm going to have to try this one!! Thanks--Katy

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Katy. should try it. Have fun. :) ♥

Lisa said...

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I think I will try to make my tree cookies look like yours. Heck, I think I will try to recreate the whole platter. I'm so happy I found your blog!

Paige said...

This cookie platter is amazing! You are very talented and I love your creativity!

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Lisa! Your comment makes me so know that others are inspired and want to create cookies for others. :) I'm so glad you are here. Merry merry Christmas to you! ♥

cookiecrazielady said...

You are super sweet, Paige. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas! ♥

01VanillaBean01 said...

Using a tree cutter for the branches was a great idea and this entire platter came together beautifully Pam. Very creative!

sweetsugarbelle said...

Love this platter, Pam.

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Callye! ♥

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Paula. :) ♥

Julie said...

Such an original and brilliant idea!

cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Julie! ♥

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