Sweet Talk (Plus Chalk!)

Hey y’all!

I’ll try to keep this post short and…

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
See what I did there?! (I know. I’m sorry.)

 

But Sweet is the name of an *adorable* bakery in Split, Croatia.

And one day, as I was walking down the sidewalk, I happened to notice it.

(Okay, to be honest, the fact that it was a bakery probably helped. I think my brain has some kind of autopilot, dessert-obsessed GPS.)

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
A map, if your brain doesn’t automatically deposit you in front of pastry shops.

 

At the time, I had also become completely obsessed with hand lettering.

(I’m a “scanner.” So is Oprah! Don’t judge.)

So I found the adorable bakery on Facebook, and sent them a message, asking if I could hand letter the chalkboard outside their shop.

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
(This isn’t *exactly* how it happened, but close enough.)

 

So I found my way back to Sweet (it wasn’t difficult for my sugar-fueled brain), and got to work hand lettering!

I started by seasoning the chalkboard and getting everything laid out ~just so~ with some guide lines and initial sketches.

#ProgressPic

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
(Side note: Please appreciate my tan. The beaches in Split are amazing.)

 

While chalking and chatting, I found out that Sweet was actually a relatively new endeavor, having just opened their doors a few months earlier.

When I asked Jelena, the lady filling the bakery with amazing smells while I wiped chalk dust on my shorts, why she wanted to open Sweet, she responded simply:

“Because I think I must be crazy.”

(LOL. Can that be my new answer for why I decided to start The Travel Medley?? I totally feel you, girl.)

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
Also my answer for why I decided to FB message a random Croatian bakery.

 

Some pictures, some chats, and a few hours later (yes, hand lettering takes a long time)…

I was finished!

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
Ta da!!! *Jazz hands*

 

And despite the fact that I had never officially done any chalkboarding before this, (and that I was an overly-enthusiastic stranger that basically invited myself into their bakery)…

I was generously given some cookies and cake jars for my time!

Ooooh baby. Yesyesyes.

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
If I ever turn down free cookies, you know you’re talking to a robot/alien/clone, because the *real* Bri would never do that.

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
I still have one of these jars! It’s my favorite souvenir from our travels.

 

For the most part, Sweet makes custom-order cakes, cookies, and other sweets for special occasions and parties. But if you ever find yourself in Split, Croatia, they also sell samples in-store!

See above map. Alternatively, allow your dessert-addicted brain to guide you (zombie style) to their front door.

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley
Must. Eat. Desserts.

 

Sweet is also on Instagram and Facebook!

Ya know, if you’re into the self-inflicted torture of ogling food you can’t actually eat (like I am).

 

Sweet Cakes and More | Split, Croatia | The Travel Medley

 

And take this as a lesson… exploring random interests and meeting locals while you travel is super easy!

Just send them a FB message and make it happen, y’all.

It’s a ~piece of cake~ 😉

(I know. I’m sorry)

 

 

{This post was *not* sponsored. Yes, I was given delicious baked goods. No, they didn’t ask me to write a blog post about it. Especially not 8 months after the fact. Lol.}

Comments

  1. Reply

    Another FUN post! Now I’m craving anything in the cake category. Thanks for the stream of whimsical variety.

    1. Reply

      Thank you!! And yes, all I wanted after this post was mountains of baked goods.

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