Mold all-white baseball lollipops; chill until firm. Add outline stitching using melted red candy in cut parchment bag; chill until firm.
Place lollipops on waxed paper-covered cake board. Using royal icing, pipe tip 1A ball heads, tip 3 dot hands and pull-out fingers. Pipe tip 1 dot eyes, nose, ears and outline mouth. Pipe in cap with tip 3 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch); add tip 1 dot button. Pipe tip 102 outline brims (shape with finger). Pipe tip 3 numbers; let dry.
Using pattern, cut pennants from card stock. Color sections and print names with markers. Punch holes and thread onto lollipop sticks.
Adding color details to candies makes them more realistic and much more fun! For large areas of color, it's best to paint the melted candy right in the mold before the whole candy is molded using a decorator brush. Or, for very small details like vines, mouths and messages, melted candy should be piped onto molded candies using a parchment bag with a small hole cut in the tip.
Score a big hit with this season?s-opener?a tasty cake shaped like a baseball. Make it in the Soccer ball pan, covered and decorated in buttercream icing. And there are enough servings for the entire team (12).