Valentine's Day sweet treats for your sweetie | Rock Candy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine's Day sweet treats for your sweetie

Posted By on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Chocolate strawberries from Brown Sugar Bakeshop
  • Chocolate strawberries from Brown Sugar Bakeshop

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Sugar is one of the most reliable and foolproof paths to your significant other’s heart. This Valentine’s Day, leave the roses in the ground, forget about those awkward couples massages (I mean, who wants to be naked on Valentine’s Day anyways?), and don’t squander your money on gaudy jewelry. Get your sweetheart what he/she really wants…a sugar buzz. This year, several central Arkansas bakeries and candy makers have got you covered. Here’s where to find the best in edible Valentine’s Day gifting:

Mylo Coffee Co is making two introductions to their weekly menu for Valentine’s Day. First, dark chocolate and rosemary truffles will see their way on the table with hand-tempered chocolate and local rosemary from Little Rock Urban Farming. Secondly, they’ll be rolling out a peanut butter and jelly macaron “for two,” in other words, designed for sharing. Both will be available for purchase at the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Saturday the 9th & 16th from 8 am - noon (show up early for the best selection). They’re also available by special ordering throughout the week (orders must be placed 48 hrs in advance). Call them at (501) 580-3324 or email at

My Treat truffles
  • My Treat truffles
My Treat, Little Rock’s only dedicated producer of fine, handmade chocolate truffles, produce a product that would be ideal for any romantic, star-crossed lover. They’re packaging their individually wrapped truffles in red and pink boxes which may include a personalized message on the inside (the boxes I’m getting for my wife will read “Save me a bite, Honey”). Truffles come in chocolate-mint and chocolate-peanut butter and are sold by the dozen at $30 a box. Free delivery is available in the Little Rock/NLR area. To order call (501) 786-0295 or email

Cupcakes on Kavanaugh, the Little Rock legend among baking and buttercream, will be dishing out all their regular Valentine’s colored favorites such as red velvet, pink cloud, and strawberry which may be decorated with sweet candy messages. Additionally they’ll be taking orders for half-dozen and full dozen rose cupcakes, as well as the mammoth-sized ‘rose bouquet.’ They’ll also have cake balls, cake pops, and mini cakes for the cupcake-averse.

At Brown Sugar Bakeshop they’ll be offering chocolate dipped strawberries in traditional dark or white. They’ll also be serving up their “deluxe-dipped” versions, wherein they’ll be coating the chocolate in toppings such as toasted coconut, salted caramel, and chocolate chips. They’ll also be doing 8 inch round red velvet “LOVE” cakes, heart shaped brownies.

Sweet Love, who recently celebrated its first birthday, will be doing chocolate dipped strawberries, larger “sweet heart” cakes designed for two (key word: “designed”…this, by no means, prevents you from wolfing the entire thing yourself), cookie dough truffles, iced sugar cookies, and cake truffles.

(For the address and contact information of each bakery, please see the links posted above)

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