Prepare cookie recipe. Roll out dough and cut out cookies. Roll tiny ball of dough for nose and position on face. Bake cookies at 375°F for 8-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet on cooling grid 2 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
Pipe in clothes, hands and shoes with tip 3 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 2 dot eyes and string mouths. Add tip 3 straight hair and tip 14 rosette curly hair; add tip 2 ribbons. Pipe tip 3 dresses, shirts, pants and shoes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
For parties, vary the hair color and colors of clothes to match your guests!
Substitute your favorite roll-out sugar cookie recipe for gingerbread. Decorate as described here.
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.
Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.