This Hungarian folk art decorated gingerbread cookies recipe and technique is absolutely amazingly beautiful. Come take a look at the video and pictures of how she creates them.
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Tunde Dugantsi is a Hungarian gingerbread artist, author, cookie decorating instructor and blogger who lives in the United States that was born and raised in Hungary which is known for its vast beautiful traditions.
Tunde Dugantsi never received any formal training in arts of crafts but she enjoyed the combination of old traditions with new techniques which ultimately brought about her cookie decorating fame. She has several published books on cookie decorating; she also has a blog and she also teaches decorating classes.
Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
(4 cup) flour
(1 cup) confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup (half stick) butter
3/4 cup honey
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
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She makes a vast array of cookies, whilst ensuring that she makes over 100 new cookie designs each and every year. She makes cookies for various occasions like Valentine’s Day cookies, St Patrick’s Day. Mother’s and Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day, Independence day, Hannukkah etc.
Aside from her profession as a professional artist, she is also an author of several books like the Gingerbread Academy and Gingerbread Christmas Wonderland. He books range from various topics like Techniques of Hungarian Gingerbread; Lace Design. Some of her books have been best sellers.
As a cookie decorating instructor she offers relaxing and rewarding activity that is also very informative. The class types that she offers are:
• Upcoming Organized Classes – are usually advertised well in advance and are spread across the United States;
• Master Classes – are classes that allow anyone interested to also be a host with Tunde Gugantsi
• Private Master Class – these classes are for decorators who are serious about improving their decorating skills. These classes aim to teach skills that can be used in the future.
• Private Classes – are classes that are best suited for friends and family in a fund and educational manner. In this classes they can create a beautiful cookie set together whilst spending time together.
Her classes are not restricted to cookies, she has some classes that cater for cake decorations.
Tunde Dugantsi also provides her customers and fans with a blog in which she publishes weekly. In these blogs she discusses her different cookie creations, were she got the inspiration from she further attaches video footage of how she decorates the cookies for ease of reference. These recipes also include her recipes on her ginger biscuits.
Her website also provides a platform for her fans to recreate her creations without the hassle of having to look around endlessly for some of the ingredients as the website has an online store that offers icing, cookie cutters, her recipe books etc.
With her website you can get access to unlimited recipes, youtube videos, books, baking supplies and easy to understand instructions. She also offers various classes for entertainment or educational purposes. Due to her aim of creating over 100 new designs every year she ensures that her clientele are never stuck with the same old decorative patterns but they can always expect the unexpected with Tunde Dugantsi’s work.
She studied economics, marketing and has a MBA. She was once employed as a marketing manager at Hyatt Regency Budapest and she was later employed as the CEO of a small printing company.
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