How to Make a Baseball Cookie Platter
I've gotten a lot of requests for sports cookie platters, and this baseball design is the first of hopefully many more of this sport series.
This platter has two designs- a bat with a ball, and a baseball mitt cookie. These two designs are repeated around a center circle cookie, which you can customize with a message of your choice.
Below are the steps I took to decorate these baseball cookies. You'll notice there's not many steps to complete them, which is what I love most about this platter. It's very beginner-friendly and quick to put together.
Baseball Platter Cookie Cutters
New for the summer season is this baseball cookie platter. This set includes 3 cookie cutters: a bat with a ball, a baseball mitt cookie, and a center circle. You can purchase all cookie cutters together, or as a 2-piece without the circle cutter.
There are two sizes available. When arranged as a platter, as shown in the example picture, the platter measures:
LARGE- 12 inches in diameter.
SMALL- 9 inches in diameter.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the large size.
Templates for the Baseball Cookie Platter
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for all the new summer cookie cutter designs, including this baseball platter set.
You can download these cookie templates HERE.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
To decorate these baseball bat and mitt cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Green icing (I used Americolor Leaf Green.)
- Brown icing (I used Rainbow Dust Chestnut Brown.)
- Darker Brown piping icing (I mixed the Brown above with Americolor Super Black.)
- Tan flood icing (I mixed Americolor Ivory with a touch of Chestnut Brown.)
- Red icing (I used Americolor Super Red.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Airbrush Color (I mixed one drop of Amerimist Warm Brown with 8 drops of Amerimist Ivory.)
For the mitt cookie, first flood the mitt glove area in brown icing, as shown. Let this icing set for about an hour.
Then add the darker brown line details.
For the bat cookie, first fill in the two bat sections with tan icing. Let this icing dry completely.
After the airbrushed lines had time to set, fill in the ball section with white icing and the grip section with red icing.
Lastly, add the grip lines and the baseball stitching with red icing.
For the center circle cookie, I added a baseball graphic using my pico projector. (You can see how I piped a similar message in this sunflower platter tutorial.)
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together.
Here's the baseball cookie platter all assembled. To create this entire platter requires 11 cookies-- 5 bats, 5 mitts, and 1 center circle cookie.
This is the large, 12" version. For the tray it's on, I like to use the 12" pizza pans from Dollar Tree. They are cheap and sturdy for transporting around.