Nothing cures the “just another overly-commercial money-grabbing opportunist holiday” attitude like receiving a thoughtful, sugar-laden gift. Whether it’s for your lover, your friend, or yourself (we highly recommend this form of self-care), here are the Valentine’s Day trends guaranteed to impress this red heart season.
Regular favourites, but make it heart-shaped
Flour & Chocolate Northgate and Morningside offer a selection of their usual crowd-pleasers with a slightly different look for February 14 – think sparkly pink macarons, heart-shaped Mille-Feuille, strawberry-filled croissants, and heart-shaped chocolate and red-velvet cakes.
Decadent Chocolate Fillings
Chocolate Artisan Jess Pedemont has a selection of decadent, romantic flavours available in her online store including Cupid’s Kiss – a dark chocolate shell, layered with vanilla marshmallow, honey rose Turkish delight, closed with creamy white chocolate decorated with rose petals & pink pearls, and Hearts Aflutter – milk chocolate hearts filled with Honey Rose Turkish delight.
Make it mini
Danish Nosh Bakery and Cafe in Melbourne has a selection of rich, mirror glazed cakes for Valentine’s Day in both regular sized to share, or miniature versions to treat yourself!
Doughnuts, what can’t they do? A gift anyone would be thrilled to receive and consume with company or alone, DoughMa Doughnuts in Brisbane have some deluxe, romantic fried doughy treats in store.