Whether you want to love on yourself or someone else this February 14, Birmingham is brimming with sweet treats and decadent indulgences. While we couldn’t sample all of the city’s finest (believe me, we gave it the ol’ college try!), we did uncover 14 pretty delicious and irresistible Valentine treats around town. Here are our top picks organized by type:
The chocolate-covered strawberries from Dreamcakes Bakery are topped with colorful Valentine sprinkles to create not only a delicious treat, but a festive one, as well!
Fudgy brownies, also from Dreamcakes Bakery, are topped with icing and sprinkles. It would be wrong not to eat it, right?
These sprinkle-covered chocolate buttons found at Sugar are bite-sized love in an adorable package ready for gifting.
Cookies & cupcakes
Icing on the Cookie offers a plateful of sugary cookies in fun Valentine’s heart and lip shapes. Featuring a fine layer of icing and/or sprinkles, the colorful treats are a sweet tooth’s delight!
Cupid’s arrow strikes through the heart of these chocolate cupcakes by Dreamcakes. Chocolate cake, chocolate icing and colorful Valentine sprinkles are the perfect treat to deliver to your special someone.
Edgar’s strawberry cupcake topped with a chocolate-dipped strawberry is quite the temptress … beautiful to behold and toothsome to consume!
Planning to share the love? A festive cake with enticing icing is the way to go!
Another destination to pick up a delicious Valentine’s Day cake is Olexa’s. Famous for their wedding creations, a cake from Olexa’s is a love story in itself. These cakes are custom-created to your liking — vanilla, red velvet or chocolate all say it sweetly to your Valentine.
No matter how old we get, we still love getting Valentine’s Day candy, right? Find these festive Melville Candy Chocolate Lovers Sweetheart Lollipops at Sugar. This two-tone, milk chocolate heart comes in red or pink, with heart-shaped sprinkle candies on the top half.
Mouth Party Caramels, also found at Sugar, are handmade in Baltimore. The sea salt caramels, perfectly sweet with a hint of salty, and the OMG! caramels, coated in chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt, will send you over the moon! Gift boxes come in several sizes and are $13.50 to $17.50. Individual caramels can be purchased for 70 cents.
Sometimes finding that special treat for allergy-sensitive ones can be difficult. We found Indie Candy at A Little Something. Indie Candy specializes in all-natural, allergy-free candy and treats made locally in a dedicated facility so there is no gluten, wheat, dairy, soy (even the chocolate is soy-free!), eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish. Indie Candy sweets are perfect for anyone and everyone!
Who doesn’t love a donut? These heart-shaped ones from The Heavenly Donut Company can be special-ordered with personalization or mixed and matched to your liking.
Be sweet! Happy Valentine’s Day!!