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Cut, bake and cool bell cookies.
Using full strength color flow icing and tip 3, outline cookie. Tint icing a lighter shade of blue, thin blue and white icings and flow in cookie. Let dry for 2-3 hours before further decorating.
Using full strength color flow and tip 1, pipe dots on bell. Using tip 1 and dark shade of blue, pipe tip 1 scrolls. Pipe ball on bell with tip 5. Add tip 3 line.
The ball shape makes bold borders and is the first step to learn for figure piping. Vary the basic look by adding stars, dots or spirals on the ball shapes.
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.