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The perfect gift is the one that comes from the heart. As Valentine's Day is approaching, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether we are trying to find that perfect gift, plan the most romantic dinner or find the cutest date outfit, one thing remains- food is a way to everyone’s heart.
No matter if we have that special someone in our lives or if we are single, we can share this day of love with our family, friends, co-workers or even ourselves. After all, loving ourselves is pretty important. What better way to make someone feel good, or even yourself, than with dessert!
But with desserts, come many options. You can buy a delicious cake, bake delicate cookies, buy a box of macarons, have a fruit basket and the list goes on. It's easy to get stuck in a rut. Whichever route you choose, you can’t go wrong because it will come from your heart.
Here are some top ten desserts that you can buy or prepare yourselves that will warm hearts this Valentine’s Day.
10.) Mini Heart Shaped Cakes
Remember the candies that say Be Mine and I Love You? Well here is a recipe for making heart shaped cakes with the same messages. They look like a giant size candy.
9.) Handwritten Cupcakes
Nothing’s sweeter or more personal than a handwritten note on a cupcake. This year, opt to go DIY or ask a professional to write a note or even just a meaningful word on the cupcake or a cookie. This option is limitless.
8.) Valentine Trio of Reds
Beekman 1802 is a lifestyle brand that brings heirloom recipes back on the radar. In their Valentine delight, the Trio of Red sorbets is sure to be a refreshing treat.
7.) Chocolate Strawberry Waffle Ball on a Stick
Love waffles? Want some strawberries? How about mixing the two in this chocolate strawberry waffle ball and treat your taste buds. Not your average cake pop but sure brings a nice and fresh take on your Valentine’s Day.
6.) La Maison du Macaron
La Maison du Macaron hand makes all of their light and airy macarons. With so many flavors to choose from, from vanilla to champagne, and anything in between, they just opened their online shop but have been a staple in New York City for macaron lovers.
5.) Georgetown Cupcakes Valentine’s Day Dozen
Home of DC Cupcakes, Georgetown Cupcakes delivers their delicious and fresh cupcakes directly to your door. This Valentine’s Day, bring the Valentine’s Day Assorted Dozen of red velvet, chocolate, strawberry lava fudge and strawberry cupcakes or try the Love dozen of red velvet cupcakes wherever you are.
4.) Chocolate and Coconut Cream Fondue
The classic Valentine treat and the go-to meal and dessert. You can never go wrong with a little fondue.
3.) Heart Pancakes
Wake up to love with these heart pancakes. This is such an easy and effortless dessert that it can be made any time of the year to show your love and any time of the day for that matter.
2.) Love Cookies
Calling all cookie monsters. These love cookies are full of cheer and love. It'll be ok if you get caught with your hand in the cookie jar.
1.) Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Not your traditional chocolate covered strawberries. This twist to the original dessert is easy to make and always a hit. What's even better is that there is no recipe. Just stuff a bit of cheesecake into the strawberry as gently as possible and voila!
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