The only thing for it is to make more cookies! For today, we used the leftover icing to practise. We practised getting the consistency right, and then we practised the muscle control. A little like learning to drive.....you have to 'give it some gas' when you're going into the curve and know when to let up again. And when to anchor the little blob of icing to the base. And it all has to be second nature.
Anybody else old enough to remember practising writing with a pen this way in school? filling notebooks with endless lines of loops? Endless, pointless lines of loops. Who knew we'd one day require this of ourselves? Life is full of surprises.
If you're lucky.