Ever since reading Miss Jaster's Garden, I've been fascinated by hedgehogs. I know I'll probably never have one lurking in my garden, so piping them out of royal icing will have to do for now. As with many other royal icing critters, all that's needed are a Styrofoam block, parchment paper squares, a flower nail, a glue stick, a black Gourmet Writer by AmeriColor (or black royal icing and a round #1 tip to pipe the features), a piping bag filled with stiff consistency brown royal icing and fitted with a round #12 tip, a dusting pouch filled with a 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and cornstarch, and a round #3 tip.
Gourmet Writer to draw dots for the eyes and nose. This is definitely a royal icing animal I would be hesitant to serve up; not only is it too cute to eat, biting into it would probably be a rather painful experience.