Memorial Day Flag Cookie Platter
I can’t believe it is almost Memorial Day. Is May almost over because it doesn’t seem like that’s possible? It’s gone by so fast and the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, the kids are almost out of school. Well, I guess we need to plan some cookies for a Memorial Day picnic so grab some cutters and let’s get started.
I’m thinking flag cookies will be a good idea because it is Memorial Day after all. I want to make some flag cookies, but they need to be made a little ahead of time, but that can be tricky because the colors can bleed together so what are we going to do? A friend suggested I make a Memorial Day Flag Platter like Maryann “The Cookie Artisan” so I emailed Maryann right away. She said I could use her platter idea and share it with you I’m super excited!
So here is the Memorial Day Flag Cookie Platter.
Memorial Day Flag Cookie Platter
- Here is Maryann’s Memorial Day Flag Cookie Platter. She is such an amazing cookie decorator and her platters are spectacular! You should go look at all her platters on her Flickr page.
Warning: If you look, you will lose all track of time so set an alarm to remind you to get the kiddos from school!
- Maryann made all of her cookies out of stars and I love it! I wanted to use squares and stars because I didn’t think I’d be patient enough to make all those stars.
- This is platter could be made out of circles or other cute shapes.
- The idea is to arrange your cookies like a flag and people at your Memorial Day picnic or July 4th party will be amazed!
- Cookies in the shape you want
- Red, white and blue 15-second icing
- A Boo Boo Stick (I can’t do anything with it!)
- Figure out how many cookies of each color you will need and outline, flood, and let them dry so you’ll have beautiful cookies to work with.
- When they’re completely dry you can arrange them on your platter.
The presentation is everything because you can take some simple cookies and make them amazing with the way you place them on a platter.
Here are some examples of presentation:
Johnna “The Polka-dot Zebra- Holly Wreath
Julia Usher- Jewelry Cookies
“Polka Dot Cookie”- Christening Centerpiece Jars
Bea “Cancun Cookies”- A Box of Kisses
Martha Stewart-Wedding Cookies
Callye “Sweet Sugar Belle”- Pizza Cookies
Pam “Cookie Crazy”- Mothers Day Cookies
These are awesome!
This platter is great, Lisa! Love that they are simple yet eyecatching!
Thanks for sharing my work with your friends!!! xo
Your box of kisses are amazing Bea!! Happy to share:)
I love these! I’ve always loved Maryann’s version, and you did a great job creating a cool variation! So simple, yet so perfect!
I LOVE your version! SO clever!
I love that you are BRILLIANT. Thanks for making my life easier so I don’t have to figure out what to do for the fourth!
Maryann is the brilliant one!! I just asked for permission to use her idea! Have a good Memorial Day!!
Simple and yet AMAZINGLY patriotic and perfect for this weekend. Love it! Thanks for the mention. 🙂 ♥♥♥
You are welcome and I love those little boxes! Thanks for the tip!
I love this idea! I’m so glad I found your site… I’ll have to give it a try this weekend.
Thanks for sharing with us!
Marryann “The Cookie Artisan” is the brilliant one behind this post! She was nice enough to let me share it.
Perfectly patriotic! The simplicity is hidden in the presentation and, yes, presentation is everything! I’ve always said one can serve PB&J to the queen if it’s presented properly. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I like the way you think Laura! I think the queen needs to eat a PB&J! Lol!!
I just love this Lisa!!!!!! Genius idea to make striped squares! So much easier to arrange and you get perfectly straight stripes! I LOVE IT!
Hello Maryann!! You are the genius behind this platter!! Thank you so much for allowing me to use your idea! Presentation is so important and you always hit it out of the park with your platters! Thanks again!!!!
Love your presentation my friend! Great idea and I am SO into anything that avoids the dreaded color bleed!! I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!
Funny — I saw several hits on Flickr for the Holly Wreath picture and thought, “Why are so many people looking a Christmas cookies in May?” Now I get it! lol Whew, thought I was getting behind on holiday planning or something! 😉 You’re sweet.
LOL!! You aren’t behind! You are just super cleaver so I had to link to your wreath! 😉
Wow, this is a great presentation, so simple, so effective, so glad I stumbled across it at 5am!
Ooh! I’m so mad on your behalf!!! It looks like someone used your photo and idea on her blog and didn’t give you credit. I found it on Pinterest; here’s the link if you want to check it out. I’m sorry people do things like this. http://toostinkincute.blogspot.com/2011/06/more-4th-of-july-fun.html
Thanks for telling me about it Stephane. I will check it out! You are so sweet;)
Love this Platter idea! so cute!
Have a wonderful 4th of July!