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In advance: On waxed paper-covered board using royal icing, make 4 tip 24 swirl drop flowers for each cookie. Pipe tip 2 dot centers. Make extras to allow for breakage; let dry.
Cut cookies using car cutter; bake and cool. Outline car and window areas using tip 3 and full-strength color flow; let dry. Flow in car using thinned color flow; let dry.
Using royal icing, pipe in wheels with tip 7 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 7 outline running board and wheel wells. Add tip 3 dot hubcaps and headlights. Pipe tip 3 curving outline streamer; attach flowers.
For disc candy faces, pipe tip 2 dot eyes, outline mouth and pull-out hair.
For veil, roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 3 x 1 in. wide piece, narrowing to 1/2 in. wide. Attach veil with dots of icing; attach heads in window. Pipe tip 3 zigzag crown.
*Combine Brown and Red-Red for brown shown.
The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake?they look great!
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.
Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.