Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

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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Christmas Around the World: Germany

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Christmas Around the World: Germany | Wilton Cake Decorating

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 Annett Schröder in Germany.

The German season for Christmas sweets starts early. In some stores you will find the first Gingerbread cookies appearing in late summer. But when days start to get shorter and it gets colder outside in autumn, families really start to prepare for the season. On the 6th of December, when Santa Claus comes into our houses, children place their boots for Santa to fill them with sweets. In these days baking is the most popular family event. You can enjoy the smell of baked cookies and Christmas cakes in all the kitchens. When family and friends come to visit on the weekends in December before the Christmas holidays, lovely decorated sweets are the eye catchers on German tables.

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7 New Christmas Cookie Ideas

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

7 New Christmas Cookie Ideas | Wilton Cake Decorating

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Next week (Dec. 5-9) is National Cookie Exchange Week. We have some new cookie decorating ideas that are sure to help you bake it merry this season!
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Christmas Treats Around the World, Day 12: Greece

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Here in the United States, cookies are the most popular treat during Christmastime. We were curious about holiday sweets in other countries, so we reached out to several of our international distributors and Wilton Method Instructors to learn more! In this 12-part series, a different country and traditional dessert will be featured each day. Today’s blog and recipe comes from Eva Armatas-Korellis.

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Christmas Treats Around the World, Day 11: Romania

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Here in the United States, cookies are the most popular treat during Christmastime. We were curious about holiday sweets in other countries, so we reached out to several of our international distributors and Wilton Method Instructors to learn more! In this 12-part series, a different country and traditional dessert will be featured each day. Today’s blog and recipe comes from Doina Nigrila who is from Romania.

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Christmas Treats Around the World, Day 10: Germany

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Here in the United States, cookies are the most popular treat during Christmastime. We were curious about holiday sweets in other countries, so we reached out to several of our international distributors and Wilton Method Instructors to learn more! In this 12-part series, a different country and traditional dessert will be featured each day. Today’s blog and recipe comes from Claudia Iffert. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, she now lives in Germany and is a certified Wilton Method Instructor as well as CEO of the CakeAcademy.

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Christmas Treats Around the World, Day 9: United Kingdom

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Here in the United States, cookies are the most popular treat during Christmastime. We were curious about holiday sweets in other countries, so we reached out to several of our international distributors and Wilton Method Instructors to learn more! In this 12-part series, a different country and traditional dessert will be featured each day. Today’s blog and recipe comes from Dan Tucker in the United Kingdom. Dan runs a Cake and Sugarcraft store in the UK and also teaches Wilton Method classes.

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