Valentine’s Day – You Either Love It or You Hate it.
By: Maria Maskarinec
If you’re like me, your favorite part of Valentine's Day is probably half off candy at Target on February 15th. I have the world’s biggest sweet tooth so writing about cupcakes, candy and more was no problem at all! I got to taste my way through these delicious Valentine’s Day specials and you MUST give one of these a try local Charlotte treats.
Y’all, I love Kaitlyn (owner and manager of SAS). Check out SAS Cupcakes at either their Blakney or Rivergate locations this V-Day for their signature cupcake, Strawberry Champagne. Pre-order by 2/8 and get free romantic pennant flags in your cupcakes. They deliver AND ship nationwide. Say whaaaat?
I’m sure y’all have seen this beautiful pink food truck rolling through CLT. SCQ is featuring their Valentine’s Day “Love Box.” This love box includes 2 red velvet cheesecake brownies, 6 red velvet mini cupcakes and 4 chocolate dipped strawberries. Go ahead and preorder one of these bad boys by 2/5 and pick them up at Carolina Commercial Kitchen off of Wendover.
Put two of my favorite things together...chocolate covered strawberries and alcohol and I’m a happy camper. Dulce Affairs has delicious infused strawberries, featuring flavors such as apple Ciroc. Dulce Affairs is featuring several Valentine’s Day packages including infused strawberries, rice krispy treats, popcorn and more! Check out her instagram for more details! Orders need to be placed by February 8th, delivery available. Did I mention, these are the most beautiful strawberries I have ever seen!!! Read more about Dulce Affairs in our EWP Exclusive!
How often do you see beautiful cookies and wished you were that talented? Here’s your chance! Delish Cakery has cookie decorating classes on Febrary 3rd and 10th at 6pm. These are perfect for date night, when you want to show your date that you’re into more than just eating cookies :P.
Everything this bakery makes is absolutely beautiful. No doubt your Valentine will be impressed! Suarez Bakery is showcasing a cupcake box and a cookie box. The cupcake box is a take on the classic box of chocolates. It includes four variations of chocolate cupcakes – red velvet rose, white chocolate raspberry, chocolate fudge, and black forest. The cookie box will include an assortment of 8 pairs of tea, specialty and sugar cookies. Pre-order with at least 72 hours notice at 704-525-0145. Did you know Suarez is part of the EWP Charlotte Local Coalition? As a member you get discounts and freebies!
I think I’ve been quoted before saying “Doughnuts are my weakness.” Joe’s Dough is no exception to the rule. They will be hosting a pop-up at Pure Pizza on Saturday February 13th at 5pm. Flavors include: Red Wine Chocolate Cake Donut with Raspberry Buttercream, Crème Brulee, Rose Mascarpone, and White Chocolate Raspberry Pistachio. Pure Pizza will also be offering a special: a large pizza, a bottle of wine, and 2 donuts. Joe – you sure know the way to my heart! Pizza + Donuts + Wine!!!
Let me just tell you, if someone got me one of these cheesecakes for Valentine’s Day, they would be a keeper! Jazzy Cheesecakes is offering $5 off their Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. They are also have Red Velvet Cupcakes for $14/dozen, heart shaped cake pops for $2 and cheesecake bites for $8/dozen. Want a cheesecake for free? They are doing “A Jazzy type of love” giveaway, send in fun and crazy pictures of you and your special one to win a free cheesecake! Running February 2nd – February 11th! You can bet that I’ll be in the running for that!
“Love and roses not your thing? Stop by FuManChu Cup Cakes for a “Broken Promise Cup Cake.” If you haven’t been by FuManChu Cup Cakes yet, they offer 21+ cupcakes. The Broken Promise Cup Cake is a Duck Rabbit Milk Stout cake, cream cheese frosting with reduced Heering cherry liquor drizzle and sugar glass penetrating the icing and cherry “blood.” Leave it to these guys to do the opposite of Valentine’s Day!”
Let me know what you choose for your special Valentine’s Day treat by tagging #cltfoodie and on Instagram!
- Maria Maskarinec
- IG @cltfoodie