Your piped animals can be as lifelike or cartoonish as you want them to be. Begin with a base and add familiar shapes such as dots, balls and strings that give your figure personality.
Combine Brown with Red-Red icing color for brown shown. Fit the decorating bag with Tip 1A and fill 1/2 full with stiff consistency icing. Hold the decorating bag at a 90° angle.
On wax paper, pipe tip 1A ball body, tip 8 pull-out legs and tip 3 pull-out tail.
Separately on waxed paper, pipe tip 1A head with tip 12 muzzle, tip 1 features, tip 3 ears and mouth.
Let dry 1 to 2 days. Attach head to body. Pipe tip 2 spots and pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.