Every once in awhile I made a platter of cookies that even I am like, Wow! I did that! This is one of those platters. I made them last CHristmas when we were partying and socializing. It's kind of sad to think this wedding probably was postponed or drastically cut. I personally was uninvited to 5 weddings in 2020! My directions for this party was Christmas but not Christmas green, and engagement but not "she said yes" cookies as they were engaged a few weeks ago. I know this friend well, and I knew this would be a pretty dressed up party (no blue jeans here), so the cookies needed to be elegant as well.
We decided on gold accents, which I just love with red and sage. I hand painted the rings because I find gold airbrush to be the strangest color!! I love some sugar crystals to add a little texture to the platter, and of course a diamond should sparkle. There might be a dash of disco dust on there.
I love the way the platters came together. They originally wanted to do their own platters which I understand. It's the South, we use Grandma's sterling and fine antique crystal, but I told them I would fill 2, 18" platters and it is doubtful they have anything that could accomodate 5 dozen cookies. I know people are turned off by disposable plastic, but I am pretty adamant about making the platter myself. I have lots of practice!
A few days before pick up, she texted me and asked if I could add a dozen cookies. Hmmm. I usually have some basic blanks, and I had these fat stars. I just love the Merry Me on them!!! They were a sweet addition, get it, sweet addition? Yep.
I knew she was planning on doing white flowers, and I assumed there'd be poinsettias. I found a tutorial from Sugarbelle on making poinsettias. I didn't do so well. I had the tip, but I made these giant round cookies thinking I could fill it with one poinsettia. That didn't work. I made dozens of these smaller poinsettias on parchment paper and put 3 on a round cookie, but I know I will use them all the season. I improvised and I really love my very organic poinsettias! I also loved the white background for my poinsettias where I sprinkled a little gold shimmer on the white, I just loved the way everything sparkled! The hearts were inspired by Clough'd 9 cookies, Amy is super talented. My pine boughs need a little refining.....
So there you have it. Another Christmas first in the books. Ho, ho, ho....what are you waiting for? Get in there and bake!!!