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Ice cakes smooth. Divide fondant into fourths; tint portions green, blue and red, reserve 1/4 white.
Roll tinted fondant 1/8 in. thick, cut 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. pieces and position on snowmen for jackets; trim excess. Roll logs of fondant, shape into hats and position on heads.
For pompoms, roll 3/4 in. diameter balls of white fondant. Cut lines in bottom and insert on hats.
Decorate blue jacket with 1/4 in. diameter balls; decorate red and green jackets with 1/4 in. wide strips of white fondant.
Attach decorations with damp brush. Pipe tip 14 zigzags on hat brims and jacket edges. Pipe tip 3 pull-out nose, tip 2 dot eyes, cheeks and outline mouth.
*Note: Combine Christmas Red and Red-Red for 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.