Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

FAQ’s: How to Make Spritz Cookies

Monday, December 19th, 2016

How to Make Spritz CookiesDecember is, without a doubt, cookie season! If you’re baking big batches, one of the easiest ways to bake a bunch of cute and delicious cookies at once is with a cookie press.

The newly designed Preferred Press comes with 12 metal discs, including a Christmas tree, wreath and snowman which are perfect for the holidays. There are plenty of other designs to use throughout the year, too: pumpkin, turkey, dot pattern, doily, pinwheel, heart, starburst, sunburst and biscuit.

I’ve rounded up some of your frequently asked questions on how to make spritz cookies.

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Christmas Around the World: Portugal

Friday, December 16th, 2016


Christmas Around the World: Portugal | Wilton Cake DecoratingWe’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Dália Marques in Portgual. 

The Christmas celebrations in Portugal are very important and the sweet treats that are typical of this holiday are usually available at the start of December. Sweets like Bolo-Rei or Pão de Ló can be found at every bakery all over the country by this time. We have a rich history of traditional sweets, and although each region has its own traditions regarding sweets, one thing everybody can be sure of when eating one: they are very rich in eggs and sugar and absolutely delicious!

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Christmas Around the World: Spain

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Christmas Around the World: Spain | Wilton Cake DecoratingWe’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Nardy Montesdeoca in Spain.

Macarons…their origin is French, but for me they are always a reminder that Christmas is coming.

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Christmas Around the World: Paraguay

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Christmas Around the World: Paraguay | Wilton Cake DecoratingWe’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Patricia Paredes in Paraguay.

For me, Christmas is finding oneself. It’s a time to reflect and a time to share with the family. Let’s share Christmas Eve with the best wishes of abundance and prosperity. We always get together to prepare our best recipes and the sweet bread is a dessert we cannot miss! 

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Christmas Around the World: Australia

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Christmas Around the World: Australia | Wilton Cake DecoratingWe’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Jenni Zoratto in Australia.

Christmas is the largest holiday for us in Australia. As Christmas falls in the middle of our summer, our holidays revolve around the sun and the surf. Many people will spend their summer holidays swimming at the beach or relaxing by a pool. The Christmas period is a time for families and friends to get together and share a meal. Whether it is a delicious roast or a casual BBQ (with outdoor cricket of course) no holiday is complete without dessert!

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Christmas Around the World: El Salvador

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Christmas Around the World: El SalvadorWe’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Noé Grande in El Salvador.

My name is Noé Grande and I live in Sonsonate, El Salvador; a beautiful and warm place in the west part of the country. Since being a pastry chef is my greatest passion, I have shared that passion with my daughters and shown them how far you can get by doing what you love every day. I love to learn different techniques that follow trends and make people happy. In 2015, I was very proud to be the first man in my country to become a certified Wilton Method Instructor.

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Christmas Around the World: United Kingdom

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

blogimages-united-kingdom-2We’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Dan Tucker in the United Kingdom.

Each year in my family, I bake Christmas style Battenburg Cakes to cater to all my family’s tastes (namely, my fussy brothers). Over the years I have altered and perfected my grandma’s teachings of how to make this cake. This summer during a picnic conversation my nephew (age 5) set a challenge to make it “more Christmasy” because it was “boring” (fresh out of the mouths of babes). So I bounced the challenge back to him and told him to come up with a design and I would help him put it together and it must have all the elements of Battenburg. He drew his design, highlighting he wanted a Giant Santa Sleigh that looked like candy canes and must have loads of edible presents. In autumn, he came over for a test bake as I insisted he had to help with the-not-so “boring” baking.

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Christmas Around the World: Mexico

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Christmas Around the World: Mexico | Wilton Cake DecoratingWe’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Cristina Dacosta in Mexico.

Hi, my name is Cristina Dacosta. I am half Venezuelan and half Spanish; I live in Mexico and am Mexican by choice! I am passionate about food, especially baking. In 2016, I started a YouTube channel to loosen up my imagination and share fun, easy-to-do recipes with my viewers. Today I want to share my recipe for Black Cake or Torta Negra.

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Christmas Around the World: Netherlands

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Christmas Around the World: NetherlandsWe’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Annemiek Wegman-van Putten in the Netherlands.

I’ve always fascinated by cooking and baking since I was a kid. I loved helping my mother out in the kitchen. Now many years later and with 3 children of my own, I am always making cakes and treats for them and the whole family. I started making my first fondant cake in 2006 after I have been baking ‘normal’ cakes for years.  Once I attended a cake decorating course in 2007 I was sold and an addiction was born.

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Christmas Around the World: Bolivia

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Christmas Around the World: Bolivia | Wilton Cake DecoratingWe’re celebrating Christmas with our Wilton friends all over the globe! In our Christmas Around the World Series, a guest contributor will share their favorite Christmas recipe and story with you. Today’s story comes from Libertad Aparicio in Bolivia.

My name is Libertad Aparicio and my company is Arpo LTDA. It’s a family business and we have sold Wilton products since 1977. It was very tough at first to introduce Wilton products to the country, but now that people are familiar with the brand, they feel very happy to use them. My daughter Rocio Aparicio and I teach Wilton Method classes throughout the country with huge success. I have won several awards in cake contests and I was a two-time gold medal winner at the Javit Center of New York.

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