christmas tree cones

Do you all tackle the gingerbread house each holiday? We’ve found that with small kids that can be quite the undertaking. So we wanted to simplify the experience without losing what is so fun about it – the candy decorating of course. Enter Waffle Cone Christmas Trees! This is a great addition to a gingerbread house making party, or a standalone project.

Here’s what we used:Christmas Tree Waffle Cones

Colorful candies, sprinkles, pearls and colored sugar flakes for decorating. Waffle ice cream cones for the trees, and store bought frosting (right from the can!) to bring them all together. Also, for crafting like this or any baking we do, you gotta have a Wilton cake spatula. You have so much more control than using a knife or regular spatula and it makes frosting a dream.

Christmas Tree Waffle Cones

Here are four we whipped up. Of course when we remake these with the kids in tow they’ll be much more… colorful. So for your viewing enjoyment:

Christmas Tree Waffle Cones


If you notice the far left tree with the green sprinkles, this little whipping action was done with Wilton! Simply pull the frosting upward and it takes that snowy tree look. If you make these with your kids tag us #SmallFryDIY!


  • Meagan
    December 4, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I love this, this is an amazing plan B to making gingerbread houses. My family and I will definitely be making these this year! Xoxo

  • Laurel
    December 4, 2014 at 9:14 am

    This seems a lot more doable with my 2 year old than a whole gingerbread house. Thanks for the idea!! 🙂

  • danielle @ this picture book life
    December 4, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Very cool idea!!!

  • Beth
    December 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Glad you stole someone else idea off of Pinterest!!

  • Autum
    December 10, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Love this idea! Beats spending a ton on store bought gingerbread houses and making a huge mess while making the gingerbread itself. My boys would love this,especially if they got to eat it afterwards. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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