Ice 2-layer cake smooth. Divide cake into 4ths. Pipe tip 12 outline pole at division marks. Mark 3 in. to the right of each pole for blue field.
In each division, starting from bottom of cake, pipe 6 rows of tip 16 stars, alternating red and white rows. Pipe tip 16 blue stars in marked area. Continue piping alternating rows of tip 16 red and white stars to top of cake, ending with red rows. Pipe tip 13 white stars on blue field. Pipe tip 12 ball on top of each flag pole.
Cut cookies using 2 smallest stars; bake and cool. Ice cookies smooth. Sprinkle with sugars.
Attach lollipop sticks to backs of cookies with melted candy; let set.
Cut 30 in. lengths of curling ribbon. Curl ribbon and tie to lollipop sticks. Insert cookies in cake.
The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.