Using melted candy, attach Lollipop Sticks to backs of solid round cookies; chill until firm. Ice tops with red, white or blue buttercream; position star-center cookies on top. Sprinkle open star centers with red, white or blue sugar. Pipe swirls on star-center cookies using red, white and blue Sparkle Gel. Let set. Attach small star cookies around base using melted candy. Insert cookies. Cut and curl 16 ribbons, 18 in. long, and tie 2 to each cookie. Curl additional pieces to cover base as needed, attaching with dots of glue.