DIY Sugar Wafer Cottage and Ice Cream Cone Tree Forest

DIY Sugar Wafer Cottage and Ice Cream Cone Tree Forest

DIY Sugar Wafer Cottage and Ice Cream Cone Forest

If you are looking for the perfect holiday project, this sugar wafer cottage with complimenting ice cream cone forest is it. Concocted from some of your favorite sweet treats, this edible winterscape is easier to make than it may appear. The perfect sweet treat and/or holiday centerpiece, this project is one you will want to try out! Take a peek below at how to make your own.

DIY Sugar Wafer Cottage and Ice Cream Cone Tree Forest

Supplies needed:
Ice cream cones
Food coloring
Gum drops
Sugar wafers
Assorted candy sprinkles
Plastic baggie


First, let’s take a look at the sugar wafer cottage. To assemble your cottage you will need: sugar wafers, frosting, food coloring, gumdrops, plastic baggie.

1. First, decide what color frosting you want and using your food coloring, dye the frosting accordingly. A few drops per cup of frosting typically does the trick.
2. Place the frosting in the baggie and push it to the corner tip. Snip off the tip of the bag to create a piping bag.
3. Now, create a base floor out of the wafers. You can do this by laying three wafers next to each other.
4. Take your piping bag and create a U shape along the perimeter of the wafers. This is what will hold your additional wafers you are about to add on.
5. Take a pair of wafers and place one end on the frosting. Lean the other ends up against each other to create an upside down V shape. Place some frosting where the ends meet to help adhere them.
6. Repeat this process 2 more times until the walls/roof of your cottage are assembled.
7. Take your piping bag and add additional details to the cottage as you wish. We made some cute roofing tiles.
8. At the base of the cottage and at the roofing joint, decorate with an assortment of candies such as gumdrops.

Now, let’s create some snow covered trees! To assemble these you will need: frosting, food coloring, ice cream cones, assorted sprinkles.

1. First, decide what color frosting you want and using your food coloring, dye the frosting accordingly. A few drops of color per cup of frosting is typically sufficient.
2. Now, apply your frosting to your ice cream cones. Do this in an up and down motion, as if you were buttering bread. Cover the cone entirely and as evenly as possible.
3. Sprinkle the candy sprinkles of your choosing onto the trees. For our sample, we wanted a snowy look and so we went with white and blue frosting, plus blue sugar sprinkles. We thought it made them look nice and icy! If you want really good coverage, you can also try rolling your cone in a plate of sprinkles.

You are now all ready to assemble your winterscape! On a platter or tray, you can put down scrapbook paper, a napkin, faux snow, or any base of your choosing. We used a simple white piece of scrapbook paper. Then, arrange your cottage and trees as you wish. Add additional sprinkles, candies, paper snowflakes, tinsel, or any other embellishments of your liking.

See how easy it is to get this sweet as sugar look yourself? Give this sugar wafer cottage and ice cream cone forest a try this holiday season and see what you can come up with!

Have you ever made your own holiday Cottage? Leave me a comment and tell me about your’s!

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About Robyn

Robyn is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Author/Owner of Robyn's View, Contributing Author on Daily Dish Magazine, and Social Media Manager for TOKYO Bistro. She enjoys DIY projects, working on crafts, researching her family history, walking on the local beaches, watching TV sitcoms, and movies. Robyn is a mom to two adult children, both of whom have flown the nest and are married. She also has two grandchildren, 4 dachshunds, 4 chickens, 2 cats, a bunny, and an amazing man in her life.


  1. How adorable! I love this!

  2. This looks so beautiful, I would have never thought it would be so easy to do. Pinning now. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

  3. Precious Cottage and Winter scene. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

  4. This is so cute! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

  5. Robyn…what a fun project to do! I am linked up behind you at Mom’s the Word and glad I came to visit. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

  6. Thanks for sharing, adorable! The cottage looks yummy too :) Happy Holidays.

  7. Absolutely charming… thanks for sharing this with us on foodie friday.

  8. Another great link this week Robyn! Thanks!

  9. This is so cute! You have been featured at Foodies & Crafties Soirée! You may grab your button & hope to see you at the party tomorrow!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  10. That is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with the Monday Parenting Pin It Party!

  11. This is super cute!! I love sugar wafers, so I’m not sure they’re would be enough left for me to make a cottage, after I open the package, LOL. Thanks so much for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  12. This is soooooooooooooo cute
    Really beautiful :)

  13. Your cottage and forest are beautiful! What a lovely idea! This is a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  14. So cute! I love the idea of using wafers. We have done graham crackers before, but not sugar wafers. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  15. Gday! How cute Robyn!
    Cheers! Joanne

  16. This is adorable Robyn. I’m going to make this with my grandson next week. He came home from school yesterday with a fever, so I’m guessing after Christmas he’ll be ready to get creative. He loves these projects.

    Thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful Holiday.

  17. That is so cute. I’ve never made anything like that. I’m not very crafty,

  18. Shannon says:

    These are so fun! Thank you for sharing with us!!!


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