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Five Sweet Treats for Your Sweetie

Give the gift of sugar this Valentine's Day



    Five Sweet Treats for Your Sweetie
    Magnolia Bakery
    Magnolia Bakery's Love Box.

    You. Yea, we're talking to you with the heart-shaped box of drugstore chocolates in hand.

    Put it down.

    Sure, everyone loves chocolate, but with so many bakeries in Chicago with a ton of sweet options when it comes to investing in a treat for your Valentine. Here’s our five picks for where to get your Valentine their sugar fix:

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    1. Magnolia Bakery’s Love Cupcake Box:This love-themed box comes complete with six vanilla or chocolate cupcakes frosted with buttercream icing that spells out “L-O-V-E.” The box is wrapped wrapped with romantic tulle so you can literally buy it and hand it over to your date, no wrapping required. 
    2. Bittersweet Pastry Shop’s Fortune Cookies: Choose your own customized message and have it put inside a giant, made-from-scratch fortune cookie that you can have created for your Valentine. 
    3. Flourless Chocolate Cake from Sweet Mandy B’s: Gooey, rich and so indulgent, this decadent cake is the perfect dessert for sharing with your sweetie. Ask to get a personalized message written right on top.
    4. Alliance Bakery’s Valentine’s-shaped treats: Seeing as how Valentine’s Day is one of this bakery’s favorite holidays, we just couldn’t narrow it down from the massive selection of heart-themed cakes, cookies, macarons and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Better yet -- get one of each so you don’t have to narrow it down.
    5. Red Velvet Cakeballs from Bleeding Heart Bakery : The bakery’s homemade red velvet cake is rolled in creamy white chocolate and cake crumbs, creating bite-sized, delectable treats perfect for feeding one another.