When Feb. 14 comes around, you want to be ready to celebrate the day appropriately. If you are in a relationship, it is time to show your love by baking some tasty Valentine’s Day treats. If you are suffering from unrequited love, these sweet treats will help to take your mind off your remote beloved. If you are enjoying your solitude, the good news is that you won’t have to share these delicious Valentine's Day desserts.
The defining characteristic of Valentine’s Day cookies is their heart shape. Any kind of cookie in this shape will be appreciated as a sign of your affection. If you are in the midst of a romantic conquest, the addition of sprinkles and icing will strengthen your suit.
Chocolate is a welcome addition to any day, but it has special relevance on Valentine’s Day. All types of chocolate can fit the bill, but a generic candy bar won’t send the right message. Instead, consider chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate truffles or, if your love's energy levels are low, chocolate-covered coffee beans.
Valentine's Day cupcakes are easy to make, and you can get creative decorating them. Write your significant other’s name on top in icing, and don’t forget the sprinkles.
This set of twelve stainless steel cookie cutters includes three differently-sized heart shapes. Use the different sizes of heart cookies to wordlessly indicate your feelings. Give the biggest cookie to that special someone.
This set of five cookie cutters is made of stainless steel. Use these cutters for cookies, breads, jellies and small but cute sandwiches. Wash these cutters by hand.
Delicious, affection-inspiring breads and cakes pop out of these heart-shaped baking pans that have a premium nonstick coating. Made of carbon steel, these pans distribute heat evenly, and they are dishwasher-safe.
Some prefer roses on Valentine's Day — if it is a large, delicious rose made of cake, then all the better, and this pan is the tool for the task. This nonstick aluminum pan produces a detailed rose-shaped dessert that is almost too pretty to eat.
Make little heart-shaped chocolates with this silicone chocolate mold. The mold is dishwasher-safe, and the nonstick coating makes removing the sweets easy. When glutted with chocolate, you can use these molds to make bath bombs and hard candies.
If your sweetheart struggles to catch the subtext in communications, you might be better off with a direct declaration. This chocolate mold leaves no room for doubt as to your feelings. The clear plastic mold makes 12 chocolates at a time.
Surprise that special someone with a heart-shaped ice cream treat. This tray makes eight hearts at a time.
This is a versatile tool for decorating cakes, cookies and cupcakes. A cloth icing bag and four interchangeable tips challenge you to get creative.
Make 24 chocolate cupcakes with this mix, and share Valentine's joy with the whole office. This mix makes a rich, moist and intensely chocolate dessert.
If your recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate, you can’t do better than these chocolate wafers that contain 74% cacao. Formulated in little wafers, these are easy to measure and aren’t messy.
The gold standard in chocolate chips; no kitchen is complete without them. Amplify the sweetness of almost any treat with a sprinkling of these tasty chips.
If you need melted chocolate to complete your Valentine's treats, this Ghirardelli dark chocolate is a good choice. Dip strawberries, cherries, pretzels and the occasional finger into this creamy chocolate to increase sweetness.
Complete your Valentine’s cookies with this pink icing that sets in about an hour. Each bottle has enough icing for 12 cookies.
These gluten-free sprinkles in several shades of pink add a little crunchy sweetness to cupcakes, cookies and cakes. They are also dairy-free.
This is a festive assortment of sprinkles in light pink, shiny dark pink, white and shiny gold colors. They are great for cakes and chocolate-dipped fruits.
A gluten-, dairy- and soy-free frosting, this tastes like it was made from scratch. It is made with organic tapioca and has a natural vanilla flavor.
Cookies and cupcakes aren’t finished until slathered with frosting, and this hot pink frosting is perfect for Valentine’s treats. One package contains enough frosting for 24 cupcakes. This frosting comes with sprinkles.
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