My girls and I were working on gingerbread houses this past weekend and decided we needed some landscaping. I came up with a fun idea for making super-simple trees that can adorn the yard of your gingerbread house. They would also work really well as place cards at the kids table on Christmas Day!
I iced one side of my cone at a time to make sure it didn’t dry out to quickly. Then I cut the Twizzlers into four pieces and stuck them to the icing. At first, I was cutting the whole Twizzler up into pieces and then peeling the strings apart, but I quickly realized that made it four times as hard. It’s much easier to pull the strings apart first and then cut them into pieces!
I started at the bottom of the cone, lining up the bottom edge of the cut Twizzler so that it would sit flat. Then, I just added overlapping layers until I reached the top.
Then I decorated the tree with Skittles, using a small amount of the green icing to act as a glue to hold them in place. These trees were so simple to make that Little Jo made the other one all on her own. I think they add just the right touch to her Gingerbread house, don’t you?