Dália Marques

Christmas Around the World: Portugal

December 16th, 2016 by Dália Marques


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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Nardy Montesdeoca

Christmas Around the World: Spain

December 15th, 2016 by Nardy Montesdeoca

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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Patricia Paredes

Christmas Around the World: Paraguay

December 14th, 2016 by Patricia Paredes

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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Jenni Zoratto

Christmas Around the World: Australia

December 13th, 2016 by Jenni Zoratto

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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Noé Grande

Christmas Around the World: El Salvador

December 12th, 2016 by Noé Grande

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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Dan Tucker

Christmas Around the World: United Kingdom

December 11th, 2016 by Dan Tucker

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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Cristina Dacosta

Christmas Around the World: Mexico

December 8th, 2016 by Cristina Dacosta

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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Annemiek Wegman-van Putten

Christmas Around the World: Netherlands

December 7th, 2016 by Annemiek Wegman-van Putten

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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Libertad Aparicio

Christmas Around the World: Bolivia

December 6th, 2016 by Libertad Aparicio

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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Annett Schröder

Christmas Around the World: Germany

December 5th, 2016 by Annett Schröder

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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