Country Sampler Special Edition

TERRIFIC Trimmings

One of the best parts of decorating a gingerbrea­d house is adding the embellishm­ents. Here aer some ideas to inspire your shopping list:


For Architectu­ral and Landscape Features:

• Necco Wafers (shingles, borders)

• Sticks of gum, such as Big Red Stripes (roofing, or Fruit shutters, bricks)

• Airheads Xtremes rainbow-colored (roofing, shutters, belts • pathways) Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats (for thatched-roof a effect)

• Mini cookies (shingles)

• Pretzel sticks (roofing, fencing)

• Chocolate stone candy (stonework, borders)

• Pull-apart licorice candy (borders, outlining doors and windows)

• Spearmint jelly leaves (trees,

• Sugar ice cream shrubbery)

• cones (trees) Shredded coconut (tinted green grass or left white for

• for snow) Mini pretzels (fencing,

• Large windows) marshmallo­ws

• Chocolate (snowmen) bars (bricks, logs)

For Color and Pattern:


• Smarties

• Tart n’ Tinys

• Cinnamon imperials

• Various sprinkles, jimmies and nonpareils

• Jelly beans

• Peppermint­s

• Mini and regular candy canes candy sticks or

• Spice drops or Dots candy

• Skittles

• M&M Candies (regular and baking bits) mini

• Starburst Minis Fruit Chews

• Gumballs

• Various breakfast cereals

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