I would like to pipe Christmas figurines with royal icing. Is there any web site or books, DVD's with step by step instructions that i can find?
I don't know the answer to your question, but if you've never tried it before, it's helpful to pipe in stages after portions have completely dried and add to it. If the pieces are very tall, you can start by piping over straws to give some support to the base foundation. HTH.
Wilton website under decorating techniques has some tutorials.