Two days in advance: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Cut 5 bodies using largest star cutter and 5 heads using smallest round cutter from 101 Cutter Set. Bake and cool cookies.
Decorate cookies with royal icing. Spatula ice all in light copper. Place on waxed paper to decorate.
For heads, use tip 3 to pipe dot eyes, dot nose and outline mouth. Pipe hair using swirls, lines and pull-out dots; add tip 3 dot barrettes and pull-out bow.
For bodies, use tip 16 to pipe green star shirt; outline and fill in other shirts and pants (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Add tip 3 dot, line and zigzag trims. Pipe tip 12 bead shoes. Pipe tip 5 dot hands and position flag picks; pipe tip 3 pull-out fingers. Let dry overnight.
Attach heads to bodies with royal icing. Let dry overnight.
Bake and cool 1-layer star cake. Ice smooth. Pipe tip 21 star bottom border.
Use icing dots to attach cookies, letting heads extend slightly beyond cake points. Print tip 3 message; add sprinkles.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.
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.