So, could you picture it in your head? Thanks.
- sugar cookies made from a gnome template or cookie cutter
- royal icing, divided and tinted with AmeriColor Super Red, Bright White, Sky Blue, Copper/Fleshtone, Chocolate Brown, Egg Yellow & Super Black
- disposable icing bags
- coupler and tips: #2 & #1
- squeeze bottles
Thin the red, white, blue and copper icings with water, a bit at a time, stirring with a silicone spatula, until it is the consistency of a thick syrup. (Reserve some of the white icing for piping details later.) You'll want to drop a "ribbon" of icing back into the bowl and have it disappear in a count of "one thousand one, one thousand two." Four is too thick, one is too thin. Count of 2-3 is good. Cover with a damp dishcloth and let sit for several minutes.
Stir gently with a silicone spatula to pop and large air bubbles that have formed. Pour into squeeze bottles as needed.
Let the cookies dry at least one hour.
Use the back of a basketweave tip (the smooth side) to pipe the belt, or use a #4 plain tip. Pipe the buckle in yellow with a #2 tip.
Let dry, uncovered, 6-8 hours or overnight.
(The mushroom tutorial can be found here.)