It's that time of year again for our family!
The Little League baseball season has officially begun!
This is an extra special year though.
After many, many seasons of watching Ethan's games,
cheering from the sidelines,
and getting to wear the 'mascot' jersey...
Jack gets to play Tee-ball.
He's pleased as punch!
So, this weekend was opening day, and of course...
there was a bake sale!
I've made baseball cookies before.
They were okay, nothing spectacular.
I needed to come up with a few new designs.
These were fun...and sparkly!
(I do love sparkles!)
I used a party hat cutter that I opened wide,
then cut down the larger side into a semi-circle.
I piped, flooded and sugared the grass first, then filled in the dirt.
The baselines were added after they dried.
Jack noticed something after I bagged these up.
"Mom, where's the little line on the pitcher's circle where he puts his
toes when he throws the ball?"
Next came the ballplayers.
This was a great occasion to finally try some silhouettes!
I googled 'baseball silhouette clip art' to find some images that I liked.
I outlined with a PME #1 tip.
(I used my new Kopykake for the first time!!!)
All of these images has some skinny little parts.
I filled them in with thicker piping icing to try to prevent cratering,
then filled in the rest with flood icing.
I've had a few people ask about the different fonts I've used.
I love Keven & Amanda's site. Lots of free fonts!
I like to print out the sayings I'll be using in a few different fonts and sizes.
(I leave lots of blank space on the page for 'practice space')
Then I just practice a few times.
Not much to it really.
Some of the fonts work out well.
Some...not so much. They just end up looking messy.
But you never know until you try,
and I'd much rather try on the paper than the cookie!
When I find one I like, I try to gauge the size and where it will fit.
I like the 'Home Run' writing and placement the best...
but I liked the silhouette the least.
Too much cratering in the middle.
So he was cut from the team....sorry man.
The other two were added to the line up and I cranked out a few dozen!
Do you like the edges!!
I saw these on The Sugar Tree Bakery's facebook page!
She made some beautiful nautical cookies that had this detail along the sides!
Click HERE to go see them!
I knew that would be perfect for baseball cookies!
It looks just like stitching!
So there's my new baseball
Can't play baseball with out the balls!!!
Have a great season everyone!
I'll let you know when Jack hits his first homerun!
Thanks for stopping by,