The nine-banded armadillo is the official state small mammal of Texas (the large mammal is the Texas longhorn, which would have been tricky to pipe). All you'll need to pipe these little critters is stiff consistency royal icing in gray and black, a flower nail, parchment paper squares, a Styrofoam brick to rest the nail in, round toothpicks, a dusting pouch filled with a 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and cornstarch, round tip #12,#8, and #2, and oval tips #55 and #57. Start by sticking a parchment square to the flower nail with a dab from the glue stick.
scene from Steel Magnolias about the armadillo groom's cake? You could make these to decorate red velvet cupcakes as an alternative to having a huge armadillo cake hogging all the attention.