Here?s everyone?s favorite holiday reindeer decked in his fest best. Antlers made from pretzel twists and his bright red collar is accessorized with bright yellow candy-coated chocolates. He?s ready to party.
In advance: Make antlers. For each antler, cut an f-shaped piece from right or left of center of pretzel twist using a sawing motion and a serrated knife held at an angle. Cut a smaller piece from remaining pretzel. Position larger piece on waxed paper, then attach smaller piece on left side with melted candy. Chill until firm.
Bake and cool mini stocking cake. Turn cuff end down and ice smooth for collar. Pipe tip 3 dot eye and outline mouth. Pipe tip 8 dot nose. Cover reindeer with tip 16 stars. Add tip 12 pull-out ear. Pipe in inner ear with tip 3. Attach yellow candy-coated chocolates to collar with dots of icing. Insert antlers.
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.