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It's all about the national pasttime people!



So this week, along with all of the 50th anniversary goodies (which by the way I am still baking), I made cookies for my niece and nephews' softball and baseball teams.  Talk about a fun set of cookies to do!  And to get paid by your sister is always gratifying too, now that I think about it.


For those of you that don't know, I am a perfectionist.  To the point that it's unhealthy.  Because I constantly pick apart my personal performances. Never anyone else's, just mine.  So of course I super stressed over the color of these softballs. I mean, how the heck was I supposed to make neon "safety" green royal icing.  But it all worked out surprisingly.  I even had to mix an extra batch because I didn't make enough and got it matched.  I can't even tell a difference in the two batches of color, maybe because I was praying to the cookie gods during the entire process.  Another perfectionist/OCD trigger is lettering.  It's my weakest skill.  But thanks to Callye over at www.sweetsugarbelle.com I ordered PME #1.5 tips, and boy she wasn't kidding!  These things are the Cadillacs of the piping tip world!!!  It's not my weakness anymore.  Thank you Callye!!


I had so much, and I mean so much fun making these Texas Rangers "T" baseballs.  I'm seriously hoping for a ton of orders on these so I can just keep making them.  The baseball bats (or turkey legs, as my hobby joked, he's such a comedian) were a perfect compliment to the baseballs too!

I'm a football fan by heart, but I enjoyed these cookies so much I might just watch some baseball now. With a beer.  And a hot dog, can't forget the hot dog. Ok, now I'm hungry...  

Have a great weekend! :)

Jen

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