It’s easy to make trees for ice cream cones using icing and different types of sprinkles and other small edible items. You can use multiple colors or keep everything green, or use green icing and add colorful candy for decorations on the trees.
For these three different designs, I used pointed ice cream cones and regular icing, but I would use royal icing if I wanted to let them dry hard for display.
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- Pointed ice cream cones
- Sprinkles or other small candy items
- Loaf pan
You can use any kind of colored sprinkles depending on the color theme of the house you’re making.
I used Sweet Tooth Fairy decorations for Christmas and Halloween decorations to make two of the trees, and shredded coconut for one of them.
You can get specialty sprinkles in hobby stores around different holidays, or choose a bigger selection on Amazon.
There are also a lot of people on Etsy who make their own mixes of sprinkles, so that’s one place to get unique mixes.
Making the gingerbread house trees.
Pour some sprinkles into the loaf pan and spread them out on the bottom.
Cover the ice cream cone with icing.
Roll the ice cream cone in the sprinkles and press them onto the icing.
Make trees using different colors for different holidays or color schemes.
If there are sections of the icing that the sprinkles didn’t stick onto, just press some on to cover the blank spots.
You can also use other things including coconut, crushed cookies, or small candy like Nerds to cover the trees this way.
Use the trees in the gingerbread house landscaping, or make a forest with a bunch of them put together.
This is a good way for kids to make trees because it’s simple, and they can make them pretty quickly.
Make sure to have some damp paper towels to wipe the icing off of your hands, because you’ll definitely get some on them!
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