I wasn’t always a baseball fan, but living four blocks away from AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, totally changed that. Yes, I was born in Oakland and now live in Oakland, but I don’t think I’ll be giving up the orange and black anytime soon. I also happen to really like the color black, so there’s that.
Today is the start of the new season, so you know I had to make some SF Giants cookies!
I traced the SF logo onto some wax paper with orange-tinted royal icing. It was left to dry overnight and they popped right off in the morning. I did end up breaking five or so, but half of the breakage was caused by me dropping them onto the counter.
This same morning I whipped up some cookie dough and cut out a bunch of circles that were just larger than the logo.
Once the cookies were baked and completely cooled, it was time to start making them look more like baseballs.
The first step for this is the white border. I’m actually getting better at making circles with icing! Go me!
While the outline was drying, I started thinking about what other colors I might want for the baseball. Of course, this step should have been FIRST, but I tend to do things ass-backwards.
In the end, I settled on using only orange and black. You can’t go wrong with orange and black, right?
The icing was left to dry for several hours and then I was able to write on the cookie with an edible food ink pen. I used the same circle cookie cutter as a guide and traced two semi-circles on the cookie for the stitching.
Then I went back over the black line with orange royal icing “stitching” which finished off the cookie.
Lots of steps here! And totally worth it.