Decorate hat. Use spatula and violet icing to ice inside hat smooth. Use tip 3 and violet icing to outline bottom of hat. Use tip 3 and green icing to outline hat band. Use tip 16 and violet icing to fill in hat with stars. For area over forehead, pipe an additional row of stars for dimension. Use tip 16 and green icing to fill in hat band with stars.
Decorate head and arms. Use tip 3 and copper icing to outline head and arms. Use tip 5 and black icing to pipe dot eyes, outline eyebrows and smile. Use tip 16 and rose icing to pipe star cheeks. Use tip 5 and rose icing to pipe in lips. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 5 and copper icing to pipe dot nose.
Use tip 16 and copper icing to fill in face and arms with stars.
Decorate dress and shoes. Use tip 3 and rose icing to outline dress. Use tip 16 and rose icing to fill in dress with stars.
Use tip 3 and black icing to outline shoes. Use spatula and black icing to build up top center of shoes for dimension. Use tip 16 and black icing to cover shoes with stars.
Complete cake. Use tip 16 and yellow icing to pipe elongated reverse shell hair. Use tip 10 and white icing to pipe dot necklace. Use tip 5 and white icing to pipe dot bracelet.
Use tip 126 and rose icing to pipe ruffle on dress. Use tip 12 and rose icing to pipe bead flower on hat. Use tip 5 and yellow icing to pipe dot flower center. Use tip 5 and white icing to pipe bead bottom border.
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.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.