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Cut, bake and cool butterfly cookies.
Using tip 4, outline and fill in butterfly with white buttercream icing; smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
Using tip 3 and rose icing, overpipe outline. Using tip 3 and rose icing pipe body and antennae.
Pipe random dots using tips 2 and 3 and rose, violet, lemon yellow, and leaf green icings.
Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.