A few weeks ago a friend asked me to make cookies for her son’s first birthday party with an All Star Sports theme. When she asked, my first response was to make excuses. “Well…I’m still new to cookie decorating.” or “Have you seen my cookies? They’re really not that good yet.” or “I have no idea how to draw anything sports related on paper, let alone on a cookie!” But she said she didn’t care if they turned out terribly, she just wanted cookies. So I said yes. And I think they turned out pretty cute!
My husband, a former college baseball pitcher, loved the baseball ones. He kept saying over and over in an incredulous tone: “They really look like baseballs!” Apparently I wasn’t the only one unsure of my ability to create sports related cookies. The baseballs were actually the easiest to make. Just a white outline, white flood icing, and red for the stitches. I used a 1 tip and was surprised at how easy it was to make the icing actually look like stitches.
The basketballs were also easy, but I don’t think they turned out quite as well as the baseballs. They are just an orange outline and flooding, along with dark brown for the lines. The footballs were a last minute addition, because I wasn’t sure if I could free-hand draw a football. (Yes, my artistic ability is that bad…anyone who has played pictionary with me knows the truth of that statement). Thankfully a brown oval shaped blob with some white lines on top will look like a football when surrounded by other sports type cookies.
I made some colored stars to fit the “all-star” theme and all together, I think the cookies turned out very well! The guests seemed to really like them and said clever things like “These cookies are a home run!” As a side note, Mike now wants decorated baseball cookies for his birthday.