Equal parts sugar and tradition, holiday desserts the world over have stood the test of time. And what could be sweeter than experiencing a festive cake or cookie in the very place where it originated? As a travel editor and pastry chef, I always sample the local sweets wherever I go, learning everything I can about their fascinating histories and sometimes heading behind the scenes to see how they are made. You can, too. From witnessing a German baker knead dough into a classic Christmas fruitcake to indulging in jelly-filled Hanukkah doughnuts in Israel, here’s the story on 14 internationally loved holiday treats and ways to enjoy them when you travel.