In advance: Make hats. Place Circle Cutter on non-stick pan; fill 1/8 in. deep with melted black candy. Chill until firm. Cut sugar cone to 2 1/4 in. long. Cover with melted candy; let set. Attach cone to center of candy circle using melted candy; let set.
Bake and cool mini cakes; ice smooth. Pipe tip 8 dot eyes. Pipe tip 2 dot pupils, outline mouth, outline and pipe-in tooth. Pipe tip 6 pull-out dot nose. Pipe tip 46 outline hat band and tip 2 buckle. Cut 2 3/4 in. long pieces of licorice for hair. Attach hair and hat using dots of icing.
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.