My friend’s baby is having The Big One birthday which is basically just a really cute baseball themed party. I decided to whip up some cookies to bring to the party as a little host gift for mom. Of course, you can omit the “big one” cookie and make the baseballs and bats for any age birthday party. You could also make them for the team after a game! These cookies are so ridiculously easy to make; I am excited to share them with you guys!
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Part 1: Gathering your Supplies for The Big One Birthday Cookies
To create these baseball themed cookies, you will want to gather:
- 4 Icing bags
- 2 Wilton #2 tips, 1 Wilton #5 tip, 1 Wilton #12 or #10 tip – buy at a craft store or purchase this kit that I use all the time if you are planning on decorating cookies for parties regularly
- Baseball and bat cookie cutters
- Square cookie cutter
- Wilton gel coloring to obtain red, black, light brown, and white buttercream frosting, here’s my crusting buttercream recipe
- Your favorite sugar cookie dough recipe – if you don’t have a favorite, here’s mine
Part 2: Baking the Cookies and Setting up Your Icing Bags
- Roll out, cut, and bake your cookies and allow them to cool.
- While they are cooling, whip up your frosting.
- To set up your icing bags, put the white frosting into a bag with the tip #5 in it. Put the red and blue frostings each into their own bags, with a tip #2 in them. Lastly, put your light brown frosting into a bag with your #12 or #10 tip. I had a #12 tip on hand but #10 is also a popular one in starter kits. If you aren’t sure how to set up icing bags, check out my post: Getting Started: Learn How to Decorate Buttercream Cookies.
Part 3: How to Decorate the Baseball Themed Cookies
To create your baseballs, outline the edges and fill in the circle with your white frosting.
Take your red frosting and create two curved lines for the stitching.
To create the stitching, I drew little “v” shapes over the line on the right. I then rotated the cookie 180 degrees and drew the “v” shapes along the other line. I found it was easier to rotate the cookie so that I didn’t risk dragging my hand into the frosting, due to being right-handed.
For the bats, take your brown frosting and outline the length of the bat. When you are using this tip style, you will want to hold the tip close to the cookie, as you don’t want log-looking lines but flat ones.
Fill in the outline with the same technique.
Create the bottom of the bat but doing the same technique as well.
Take your red frosting (or blue if you want to switch it up) and outline a rectangle toward the bottom of the bat. Then, fill in the rectangle.
For the “big one” cookie, take your white frosting and outline the edges and fill in the square.
Take your blue frosting and write, “THE BIG” in the top two-thirds of the cookie.
Go back to your white frosting and draw/fill in a circle to represent both the “O” and a baseball.
Take your red frosting and outline the “N” and “E” letters.
Fill them in using vertical lines so they stand out more to the horizontal lines in the background.
Draw in the stitching on the baseball, using the same technique described when making the larger baseball cookies, with the red frosting.
To add in some details, draw a blue baseball hat at the top of the cookie. At the bottom, draw two lines in an “X” shape for the baseball bats.
I made the bats two lines thick toward the top and one line thick toward the bottom. Then, draw one line for the bottom of the bats.
And that’s it! If you created these cookies, tag me on Instagram at buttercreamparties so I can see all the fun you had.
Packaging Buttercream Sugar Cookies
If you need to package these cookies, either individually or just to transport them, check out my post here. I have several tips and product recommendations to make your life easier.
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