Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

How to Decorate a Gingerbread House

Monday, December 17th, 2018

How to Decorate a Gingerbread House

There’s nothing quite like gathering the family together and decorating a gingerbread house.

Often purchased as a kit with several decorating supplies included, gingerbread houses give you the freedom to follow the instructions or make the house your own. And whether you’re a by-the-book decorator or a creative mind with a whimsical idea, there’s no denying that this is where holiday memories are built.

But like any sturdy house, it’s all about laying a strong foundation. With these simple tips and tricks, you can design and decorate a house that will stand the test of time.

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Gingerbread Around the World: United Kingdom

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Gingerbread Around the World: United Kingdom | Wilton Cake Decorating

Wilton 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 Sonya Gray in the United Kingdom. 

Gingerbread has been traditional in England since Medieval times, but only became popular in Elizabethan times. Elizabeth the 1st is credited with the idea of decorating gingerbread when she ordered biscuits to be made in the shape of courtiers. Elaborately decorated gingerbread became synonymous with all things fancy and elegant in England. The gold leaf that was often used to decorate gingerbread cookies led to the expression ‘to take the gilt off of gingerbread.’

 

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Gingerbread Around the World: Australia

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Gingerbread Around the World - Australia | Wilton Cake Decorating

Wilton 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 Nessa Presta in Australia. You can follow Nessa on Instagram at @sugarmommasmelbourne or on Facebook at facebook.com/sugarmommasmelbourne.

This gingerbread house is actually the first one I have ever made. I’ve wanted to make one for a couple years now but always seemed to run low on time. This kit was great, as it was already pre-baked and all I had to do was assemble it. I was so excited that not only was it a time saver, it was so simple to follow the instructions in the Wilton gingerbread house kit! The meaning behind my gingerbread house is a beachy warm Christmas. Being that I am from Melbourne, Australia, our Christmases are hot rather than cold and icy so I decided to represent what a true Aussie Christmas looks like to me.

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Gingerbread Around the World: Germany

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Gingerbread Around the World | GermanyWilton 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 Wilton Method Instructor Karin Groß-Bergrath of the baking supply store Mein Zuckerstübchen in Germany.

Hello, my name is Karin and I am a Wilton Method Instructor in Germany. I am excited to be part of Wilton’s Gingerbread Around the World and want to share how I decorated my gingerbread house.

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6 Christmas Cheesecake Recipes to Delight Holiday Guests

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

6 Christmas Cheesecake Recipes | Wilton Cake DecoratingThe holidays are the best time to indulge in desserts. If you’re looking for the perfect sweet treat to serve at your Christmas party that will leave your guests in awe, you can’t go wrong with cheesecake. Here are six creamy cheesecake recipes that will delight and spread holiday cheer this season.

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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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