In advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Using patterns, cut 2 ears, 2 hands and 2 feet (reverse patterns for 2nd of each); cut 1 bow tie and 1 knot. Bake and cool. Cut Cookie Sticks to 4 1/2 in.; attach to backs of hands and ears using melted candy, leaving 2-2 1/2 in. extended.
Bake and cool cake. Trim off ears and level face. Lightly ice pants area and mark stripes with toothpick.
Pipe tip 1A puffy cheeks (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Use tip 5 to outline and fill in nose and mouth (pat smooth). Use tip 12 to pipe dot eyes (pat smooth).
Cover head, shirt, suspenders and striped pants with tip 18 stars. Ice inside ears, soles of feet and toes smooth. Position and insert hands and ears; attach feet with icing.
Cover cookies with tip 18 stars. Pipe tip 12 dot buttons (pat smooth). Pipe tip 5 dot buttonholes.
*Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.