We’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.