Definitely only bake as minimum as can get away with. It was absolutely ADORABLE! I made my own filling (using just what I had on hand and it was yucky, so definitely stick with a nice buttercream or strawberry shortcake kind of filling.
25 DIY Christmas Crafts for Kids to Make Brilliant DIY Pine Cone Trees, I love this idea for a Christmas village! Plus, 25 DIY Holiday Decorations and Kids Crafts. Need great ideas concerning arts and crafts?