Prepare cookie dough recipe, roll out and use patterns to cut 1 each: bow and tag. Bake and cool cookies. Ice both cookies smooth with white buttercream. Attach cookie stick to back of bow with melted candy.
Bake and cool cake. Position on foil-covered board and ice sides and top smooth. Mark gift packages on top of cake with toothpick beginning at bottom.
Mark blue 9 in. wide x 3 1/4 in. high, green 5 1/4 in. wide x 2 3/4 in. high, pink 4 1/2 in. wide x 2 3/4 in. high, violet 5 in. wide x 2 1/2 in. wide and yellow 5 in. wide to top of cake.
Outline each gift tip 3 and cover with tip 16 stars in coordinating colors.
Use dark shades of each color to pipe tip 2B diagonal strips 2 in. apart on blue gift; use tip 5 to pipe dots on green gift; use tip 2B to pipe horizontal stripes on pink gift; use tip 5 to pipe spirals on violet gift and tip 12 tip pipe vertical ribbon on yellow gift.
Pipe tip 12 yellow bow loops on cookie and insert into cake top.
Print tip 2 message on gift tag; attach to cake with icing.
Pipe tip 12 dark yellow ribbon streamers over yellow gift and gift tag.
Pipe tip 18 shell bottom border in white.
*Note: Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown.