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Build-A-Snowman Cookie Platter (Tutorial)

This "build-a-snowman" idea has been brewing in my mind for months.
My family can tell you.....I would suddenly have an "ah-ha" moment with another element.
It was such fun pulling this project together.

The shapes/cutters used are shown below.
Pipes were cut out using a long rectangle and then cutting out a smaller rectangle to form the pipe.
 There are specific cutters for Carrots. (Cut off the leaf top.)
Hats were done using this cutter.
Mittens and caps are common cutters.
Scarves were made with an awareness ribbon cutter as shown on this post.
Coal pieces came from a rounded square mini cutter. (Any random cutter will do.)
Twigs were a long thing rectangle.
The snowman himself was done with various circle cutters.

For the snowballs, outline and flood the circle in white 10-second glaze and
then cover the still wet glaze in either white sanding sugar or white edible glitter.
(photo below shows edible personal favorite)

Twigs can be made with a long branch in tan glaze, and after it has dried a bit,
add some small extensions.

Not wanting to have to mix up orange glaze, 
I opted to outline and flood the carrots in white glaze and
then paint them the next day with orange food color gel once they had dried overnight.

For coal pieces, outline and flood with black glaze.
Dry overnight.
Paint on swirls of light gray food color gel to give them some dimension.

Pipes were easy.....outline and flood the pipe in black glaze....
leaving a oval with no icing at the top.
The next day, use that same light gray food color gel used for the coal to fill in the oval.

Lots of fun shapes...

Once arranged on a platter, the cookie snowman comes to life. :)

Using a cool box, you can make a Build-A-Snowman cookie gift to give away.

Build-a-Snowman Cookie Platter

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