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Roll out dough. Using Easter Colored Metal Cutter Set, cut out cookies. Bake and cool.
Outline using tip 4 and lemon yellow royal icing. Flow in with thinned royal icing using a cut parchment bag. Let dry overnight.
Using tip 3 and rose royal icing pipe outlines. Pipe tip 5 elongated dots in violet royal icing for butterfly body. Add tip 3 rose royal icing dot and string eyes, mouth and antennae.
Combine violet with a touch of rose for violet shade shown.
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.