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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:

Chocolate

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!

Chocolate covered strawberries from Dream Cakes Bake Shoppe are a sweet and romantic treat.

Chocolate-covered strawberries from Dreamcakes Bakery are a sweet and romantic treat. $25 per dozen

Fudgy brownies, also from Dreamcakes Bakery, are topped with icing and sprinkles. It would be wrong not to eat it, right?

Luscious chocolate brownies topped with icing and sprinkles at Dream Cakes Bake Shoppe

Luscious chocolate brownies topped with icing and sprinkles at Dreamcakes Bakery | $2.75 each or $33 per dozen

These sprinkle-covered chocolate buttons found at Sugar are bite-sized love in an adorable package ready for gifting.

Sprinkle covered chocolates at Sugar are irrestible.

Sprinkle-covered chocolates at Sugar are irresistible. At $2 per bag, they’re a steal as well!

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!

Hearts and kisses cookies from Icing on the Cookie

Hearts and kisses cookies from Icing on the Cookie, $2 to $2.50

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.

Cupid's arrow cupcakes at Dream Cakes Bake Shoppe

Cupid’s arrow cupcakes at Dreamcakes Bakery

Edgar’s strawberry cupcake topped with a chocolate-dipped strawberry is quite the temptress … beautiful to behold and toothsome to consume!

A strawberry cupcake topped with a chocolate covered strawberry is hard to beat.

A strawberry cupcake topped with a chocolate-covered strawberry from Edgar’s Bakery is hard to beat. $2.50 each

Cakes

Planning to share the love? A festive cake with enticing icing is the way to go!

These strawberry, vanilla or chocolate cakes from Edgar's Bakery are perfectly sized for two.

These strawberry, vanilla and chocolate cakes from Edgar’s Bakery are perfectly sized for two. OK, just kidding. Sort of … $10 each

The assistant manager, Marcus Gordon, shows off a beautifully decorated Valentine cake.

Marcus Gordon, assistant manager at Edgar’s Bakery, shows off a beautifully decorated Valentine’s Day cake. $27 and up

Show your love with Pastry Arts chocolate cake.

Show your love with Pastry Art Bake Shoppe’s chocolate cake. Image credit: Pastry Art Bake Shoppe Facebook page

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.

An Olexa's cake is a special treat.

An Olexa’s cake is a special treat, especially when served slightly warm. Cakes start at $35.

Candy

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.

Sugar has Valentine's Day treats for everyone, big or small!

Sugar has Valentine’s Day treats for everyone, big or small! $4.50

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.

Sugar's Mouth Party Caramels are just that - OMG!

Sugar’s Mouth Party Caramels are just that — OMG! $13.50 to $17.50 per box

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!

Indie Candy at A Little Something

Indie Candy at A Little Something is all natural and allergen-free … no gluten, dairy or nuts! Chocolates are shown here, but candy is also available.

Donuts

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.

Say I love you with a dozen donuts from Heavenly donuts!

Say “I love you” with a dozen donuts from The Heavenly Donut Co.! Mixed Valentine’s box, $15.99/12; heart-shaped donuts with sprinkles, $17.99/12; with name or special messages, $24/12

Be sweet! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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