Top 5 Over-the-Top Sweet Treats for Valentine's Day + A $100 Layer Cake!
5. 12 rose cupcakes:
No woman with a brain larger than a pea wants a dozen of those industrial, scentless florist-shop "roses." Especially when you can give her a dozen rose cupcakes instead. These mini-cakes from Crumbs -- the bake shop has six locations in the greater L.A. area -- feature vanilla cream cheese frosting tinted red and pink on top of chocolate, vanilla and red velvet cake. $42 for 12.
Dean & Deluca
4. Ooh La La cake:
The heart-stopping Ooh La La cake by Patisserie Angelica, available from Dean & Deluca, consists of four tiers of chocolate cake layered with raspberry buttercream and homemade raspberry preserves, frosted with a thick chocolate buttercream. Then the whole 2.25-pound heart-shaped mess is covered in layers of red-tinted white chocolate ruffles. (It's just one day out of the year; try not to stress about that red dye.) $110 -- high-class
ho-hos cakes ain't cheap.
3. A Love Note Box:
The Love Note Box of six cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery tests your sweetie's spelling skills. The vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream spell out your L-O-V-E. (Hmmm, we wonder if you can get three that spell L-U-V.) They are wrapped in precious pale pink tulle and tied with bakery twine and a vintage tag for $32. Available in stores only and for advanced orders only.
2. 12 months of Godiva:
A year's worth of Godiva chocolate would not be taken amiss by most. The fancy chocolates are delivered monthly to your doorstep -- so hopefully there are no hungry stray dogs roaming your neighborhood. The collection includes a 19-piece classic gold ballotin of truffles, a 12-piece "ultimate" dessert truffles, a 36-piece biscuit (meaning cookies) gift box and an 18-piece box of "signature" truffles. 400 bucks. Enjoy it, Ann Romney, wherever you are.
1. $100 pink layer cake:
This pink ombre layer cake from L.A.'s Platine sweet shop, sold by Williams-Sonoma, is the most beautiful cake in the world if not the universe. The four-layer vanilla bean-butter cake, in graduated colors from red to hot pink to baby pink to yellow, is frosted with a thick layer of vanilla buttercream, then finished with a swirl of rosettes in graduated shades of pink. It goes for $100 for a 6.5-inch cake that feeds 8-12. It's almost too pretty to cut into and enjoy. Almost ...
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