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Roll out dough. Cut boy cookies with cutter. Bake and cool. Position cookies on waxed paper-covered cake circle for decorating.
Use royal icing for all decorating. Outline head with tip 2 and copper icing; flow in with thinned icing. Let dry.
Pipe tip 3 zigzag scarf in green (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Add tip 1 outline fringe. With heavy pressure, pipe tip 4 outline body in black.
Outline and pipe in tip 2 mouth in black. Decorate tip 1 bead tongue in red. Decorate tip 3 dot eyes in white and cheeks in pink (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 2 dot nose in copper and pupils in black (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). On girl, add tip 1 pull-out eyelashes in black.
Outline and pipe in tip 3 mittens, tip 4 boots and tip 5 hat, all in red or green (pat areas smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Add tip 2 zigzag fur on hat, mittens and boots.
Pipe tip 3 pull-out hair in brown for boy and orange for girl.
*Note: Combine Red-Red and Christmas Red for red shade 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.