Wedding cakes are often the focal point at a reception. Therefore, these decadent confections tend to be quite beautiful, even extravagant. After shooting weddings for over 10 years, I have seen my share of delectable Costa Rica wedding cakes. However, the cakes, or dare I say masterpieces, by Victoria Zoch, have always caught my eye. Victoria’s passion and skill shines through in each and every one of her creations. So, I could not think of a better person to dedicate my first spotlight feature to.
Victoria grew up surrounded by a love for cuisine. Both her mom and Italian grandmother were great cooks and influenced her interest in good food. She even remembers creating make believe cakes out of dirt and decorating them with flowers from her yard. As a teenager, Victoria’s parents perceived her talent and enrolled her in chef led courses during her high school years.
Fast forward several years later and Victoria is now a wife, mother and entrepreneur. When the Zoch family moved from San José to the Guanacaste, she saw a need for quality Costa Rica wedding cakes in the area. It has now been over 10 years since Victoria started running her successful wedding cake and dessert business using unique recipes and tropical ingredients.
“It’s been 10 years of constant challenges.” Victoria explains. “The climate, distance between locations, topography and lack of available ingredients and materials have been my greatest teachers. I’ve had to develop my creativity and techniques in order to please my mainly foreign clientele.”
Victoria continues to tackle these challenges and perfects her art everyday. She stays up to date by periodically attending culinary courses in the country and abroad.
“What characterizes my products is the use of quality ingredients and making everything with love, which I believe is the secret ingredient. This was instilled in me since I was a child and I think it is the reason I’ve gotten as far as I have today.” says Zoch. With love as her secret ingredient along with passion, dedication and talent, it is no doubt that Victoria will continue to exceed expectations through her heavenly wedding cakes.
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