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Gingerbread Around the World: United Kingdom

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Around-the-world-BlogImages-UK-2Wilton works with distributors all over the world. This year, we invited our international distributors to join in our holiday celebrations by decorating a gingerbread house for the holidays! Today, please enjoy this house from Dan Tucker in the United Kingdom. 

I love Christmas time and the magic that seems to be in the air at this time of year, especially the smell of gingerbread!

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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 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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