Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The challenges of FONDANT

Costa Rica is a beautiful country
with many flowers...

...but fondant flowers like this will
have to wait till we
return home.

You can fine the tutorial on these flowers

High - heeled shoes are
also so very much a
part of Costa Rica...

...but ones made out of sugar,

See the original post of these shoes HERE.

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Another Birthday...

It was three years ago when I started
 the cake decorating adventure.

My first attempt at fondant
 was for my daughters 8th birthday,
and since than I have made
 alot of cakes and I
am still learning as I go.

It is still fun and a way that I
use my God-given creativity.

Just to show you a little of the progress
 here is my first cake...

And for her 11th birthday
a giant Popsicle!

She is a beautiful, sweet girl and I
can hardly believe how fast she is becoming
a young lady. 

We love you,  and are so thrilled that you 
are part of our family.


You can find her 10th  birthday cake HERE.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coffee time...and cake!

So as a family living in Costa Rica we have found many places we love to visit.

And since Mr. Sweet and I
enjoy drinking coffee each day,
We needed to find our favorite coffee shop
with fresh roasted coffee.

Coffee beans are dried in the sun and turned every 15 min.

The first week after living here we found it...
our favorite coffee comes from a little shop
in Central Market,
that roasts their own coffee.

While drinking a fresh cup of coffee one day
sitting at Cafe Central
my husband mentioned that I make cakes.

So for more than 8 months everytime we go for
they ask,
"Where is our cake?"

Yesterday, Mr. Sweet delivered
their CAKE.

They were super excited and were showing
all the other venders
around them.

And in return they gave me a large
burlap coffee sack.
Yes, that made me happy!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Graduation at ILE

Since Mr. Sweet was in charge of the graduation reception for this trimester,  he ask if I could make the cake.

Top layer- chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.
bottom layer - yellow cake with dulce de leche
filling and toffee nut buttercream.

I was excited to have the chance to make a cake for many of our friends that were graduating from The Spanish Language Institute here in Costa Rica. 

With the help of other students we had plenty of sweets to satisfy all, and a beautiful graduation.

Congratulations to all the graduates!!

A teenager is in the HoUSe

While spending a year in Costa Rica at language school,
we became the parents of a teenager.



Yes, our dear daughter turned 13 in Costa Rica!

We celebrated with roller skating party and of course, CAKE!