Tint medium consistency icing using icing color. Fit decorating bag with tip 233 and fill 1/2 full or less with medium consistency icing.
Using spatula, ice cookie smooth with icing; this will help the pull-out dot petals adhere. Attach iced cookie to flower nail with dot of icing.
Hold bag at a 45° angle at 3:00 (9:00 for left-handed decorators). Pipe a circle of tip 233 pull-out dots along the outside edge of the cookie, turning the nail as you pipe.
Continue piping circles of pull-out dots inside the previous row until the surface of the cookie is completely covered.
Shaggy mums can be piped directly onto an iced cake. Omit the vanilla wafer; pipe a large (about 1-1/4 in.) icing dot on the cake surface to use as the mum base.
Shaggy mums can be piped using royal icing. Omit cookie and pipe a mound of icing as the base. Allow to dry 24 hours.
Piped leaves add a finished look to the shaggy mum.
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