In advance, make snowflake branches using royal icing. Use pattern and tip 12 with royal icing to make 5 snowflake branches to 8 in. with an end ball. Make accents 6 in. long with the end ball. Make 15 to 20 separate balls. Let dry on waxed paper covered board. When dry, paint with piping gel and immediately cover completely with sparkling sugars. Remove excess sugars and let dry for 2 to 4 hours. For center hub, use pattern and tip 12 to pipe royal icing large and small circle. Pat flat with finger dipped in cornstarch. Dry both circles and paint with piping gel and cover with sugars.