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Sweets and Treats Ajijic

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Chocolates, cakes, cupcakes, other desserts & gifts with proceeds benefiting neglected boys at Hope House.

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Ruthie Baker retired to Ajijic with her husband a few years ago… but she didn’t want to retire.

So she started Sweets & Treats Ajijic, a dessert and gift store where the profits go to Hope House, a 501(c)3 non-profit children’s shelter in Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos which provides 24-hour residential care for boys ages 2-18 who have been abandoned, abused or neglected.

Hope House has vocational programs like aquaponics and woodshop, and emphasizes reading, numeracy, oral communication and other life skills, which gives the boys the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

Ruthie makes all the chocolates, cupcakes, cakes, brownies, truffles and candies at Sweets & Treats Ajijic, and all the profits from the edible treats in the store go to Hope House.

The rest of the store has items made by the local community: paintings, sewn bags and aprons, gift cards and gift boxes, teacups, magnets and other things, all of which are handmade. A certain percentage of the profit from these non-edible items in the store go to Hope House. The rest of the profits go to the creators of the products.

Sweets & Treats Ajijic does custom cake and cupcake orders as well as event catering.

Last updated October 5, 2019

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16 de Septiembre #4-A

Ajijic

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Closed for vacation. Reopens Nov. 5.

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333-118-3716

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Inside Sweets & Treats Ajijic at 16 de Septiembre #4-A in Ajijic, Mexico.

Inside Sweets & Treats Ajijic at 16 de Septiembre #4-A in Ajijic, Mexico.

Sweets & Treats Ajijic is owned by Ruthie Baker who moved to Ajijic a few years ago. All profits from the store benefit Hope House in Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos.

Sweets & Treats Ajijic is owned by Ruthie Baker who moved to Ajijic a few years ago. All profits from the store benefit Hope House in Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos.

The store sells chocolates, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and gifts.

The store sells chocolates, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and gifts.

Sugar-free chocolates.

Sugar-free chocolates.

White chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate with almonds, chocolate with cranberries.

White chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate with almonds, chocolate with cranberries.

Maple cream, butterscotch cream, peanut butter, double white cream chocolates.

Maple cream, butterscotch cream, peanut butter, double white cream chocolates.

Cookie pops.

Cookie pops.

An employee bags some chocolates for customers.

An employee bags some chocolates for customers.

Skeleton coffee and tea mugs. Asides from chocolates, Rosie also takes orders to make custom cakes.

Skeleton coffee and tea mugs. Asides from chocolates, Rosie also takes orders to make custom cakes.

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Inside Sweets & Treats Ajijic.

Inside Sweets & Treats Ajijic.

Gift bags and gift boxes.

Gift bags and gift boxes.

Catrinas, which are a part of the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Gift bags, gift boxes.

Catrinas, which are a part of the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Gift bags, gift boxes.

Bags made from Mexican and tropical-themed printed fabric.

Bags made from Mexican and tropical-themed printed fabric.

Aprons made from printed fabrics.

Aprons made from printed fabrics.

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Sweets and Treats Ajijic takes orders for cupcakes, too.

Sweets and Treats Ajijic takes orders for cupcakes, too.

Display cupcakes, candies, chocolate chips, white chocolate, bookmarks, pens, catrinas.

Display cupcakes, candies, chocolate chips, white chocolate, bookmarks, pens, catrinas.

Gift bags, coffee mugs, teacups, gift boxes, catrinas.

Gift bags, coffee mugs, teacups, gift boxes, catrinas.

Greeting cards.

Greeting cards.

Wine bottle bags and purse bags.

Wine bottle bags and purse bags.

Inside Sweets & Treats Ajijic at 16 de Septiembre #4-A in Ajijic, Mexico.

Inside Sweets & Treats Ajijic at 16 de Septiembre #4-A in Ajijic, Mexico.

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