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Sweet treats for your sweetheart: Insta-worthy edible gift ideas

Forget about the roses and box of chocolates this year; give us any of these desserts and we’ll be happy campers
 

Photo: Lucia Cakes 

Flowers and jewellery are nice, but food is a language of love too. And this Valentine’s Day we’re expressing it in the form of all kinds of delicious edible sweet treats.

As a bonus, since food is meant to be shared, it’s a gift both you and your special someone can enjoy.

Plus, most of these desserts can be ordered online, so it’s great if you can’t bear joining the mad rush to buy V-day gifts out in the malls and shops (because we know how hectic life can get for you).

Below, are some of the insta-worthy edible gifts we’ll be buying or (hint hint) hoping to receive this February 14.

 

Churros Bouquet + 6 Pcs Classic Original Set ($38)

Photo: Churros Factory 

If you are faced with the annual gifting conundrum: to buy flowers or treats for your sweet, look no further than this bouquet of sugar-dusted churros.

A true double edged sword of V-day presents, this edible bouquet even comes complete with a small message note card.

Each bouquet of hand-piped churros comes with two dips (choose from four sauces: caramel, butterscotch, strawberry and chocolate).

For hygiene reasons, the bouquet will arrive deconstructed. You’ll receive the materials to create the bouquet like the butcher paper and the sticks.

It might take you some time to put together this bouquet, but it’s sure to impress your special someone.

Get it from the Churros Factory website. Preorder at least two to three days in advance or go with the self-collection option. 

 

Cat & Fiddle Madam Roselle Red Ruby Yogurt Cheesecake ($36.70, 7 inches)

Photo: Cat & Fiddle 

It’s sure to be love at first bite with this sweet treat. Not every V-day dessert has to involve chocolate, so if you are ready for a different kind of dessert, try this cake from Cat & Fiddle.

The online store that specialises in cheesecakes is helmed by Chef Tay, who was formerly the pastry chef at Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Amis.

It is a symphony of taste and texture contrasts, with rosella tea jelly and yogurt swirled in velvety cheese mousse, sitting on a bed of crunchy biscuits crackers. 

Serve up with glasses of celebratory bubbly for a perfect Valentine's Day dessert.

Get it from from the Cat and Fiddle website or its flagship store at The Central@Clarke Quay, #01-41. Preorder at least two days in advance.

 

Lucia Cakes Red Velvet Cake (from $45, 7 inches)

Photo: Lucia Cakes

What better way to say “I love you” than with this elegant number from Lucia Cakes.

The owner and head baker of Lucia Cakes, Agatha, was trained in classical French patisseries at the prestigious culinary institution, Le Cordon Bleu (London), so you can expect nothing short of the best.

The bakery’s signature red velvet cake features airy and moist chocolate vanilla sponge cakes sandwiched between lusciously smooth vanilla-bean cream-cheese frosting.

Get it from the Lucia Cakes website. Preorder at least a day in advance.

 

Antoinette La Rose ($15)

Photo: Antoinette 

Roses and dessert all in one? Now we're talking.

The rose-shaped pastry has red petals of dark chocolate, with a base of chocolate mousse, layered with cocoa sponge soaked in grand marnier.

Each rose is meant for two, so you can share it with your significant other. (Just a heads up, you’ll probably need a lot of self-control not to finish it all by yourself).

Get it from Antoinette, Mandarin Gallery, #02-33/34 and 30 Penhas Road (off Lavender Street).

 

Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer Valentine’s Day Shake ($22)

Photo: Black Tap 

This red velvet batter-flavoured milkshake that will only be available on February 14 is topped with an entire slice of red velvet cake, guaranteed to send cupid’s arrow straight through your heart.

In true Black Tap style, the shake glass is encrusted with heart-shaped sprinkles, so it’s festive and cheery.

Get it from Black Tap, L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

 

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