Hello. I have a set of 6 graduated star cutters by Wilton. I was thinking of making a gingerbread tree with them but not sure how many of each size, etc. Are there any directions out there that someone knows about? Thanks.
Any way you want. One of each size works, but I put MMs between the layers then to give more height. It is really better to do two of each size and criss cross as you stack. Again, great height and stability if you insert a candy spacer, and alos for "drippy" snow that looks great...
I love the ideas of the M&Ms for height! I've used sugar cubes /blocks before... but the M&M is such a better idea! Thanks for sharing it
The M&M spacers is a fabulous idea! Those trees are so time consuming, though I always seem to keep making them. It is probably because my mom and I used to make them together as a child and I just kept it going. I will say, though, that the old Wilton instructions always called for three of each size, but I have made small versions with just two or one. Have fun baking!
This sounds so cute! I'm trying to picture it. does someone have a picture?
Thank you so much. Trying to decide whether to make one or not. Are they actually eaten or are they pretty much a decoration like a gingerbread house? Do folks take them apart and eat them? I guess if it was wrapped up in clear celophane as a gift it might stay a bit fresh...?
I saw one site that said to run a dowel through all the cookies and into a centerboard...??
I like the idea of candy spacers.
Firehorse.... here is one I found on CC gallery... There are others. You can do them in sugar cookies or gingerbread or... This person decided to totally ice each cookie. Looks pretty....
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thanks for the link! It's really cute but looks like a lot of work...
Thanks about the MMs. I found them to be the perfect height. Cookies will stay fresher if you ice tops and bottoms. I ice bottoms, let dry, ice bottoms. let dry... FREEZE. Then stack up and assemble and decorate as needed. 4-6 days seems to be ok.
Johnson... I know you meant ice the bottoms and then tops or vice versa. What do you ice with RI? and you freeze it? Then stack? Also...what kind of cookie do you use? Sugar or gingerbread? Are they really stiff cookies? Does anyone try to keep fresh or eat them?