Wining & Dining
Unique Valentine’s Day Treats
2/4/2019 12:52:07 PM
Valentine's Treats

Gail Simmons has said, "There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts.” This Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking to make relationships even sweeter, a great way to do that is with unique Valentine treats. In Southwest Louisiana, it’s a piece of cake to find something equal parts impressive and delicious to share with the special people in your life.

Happy Donuts of Lake Charles, true to their name, serves up a little bit of happiness with every order. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this donut shop is limited to only traditional donuts and kolaches. If you’re looking for exciting Valentine treats, Happy Donuts has you covered. They make a variety of treats to satisfy your Valentine’s Day sugar-coma needs. Be sure to ask for their box of assorted Valentine’s donuts. You’ll find yourself with an array of donuts, some covered in chocolate with strawberries and a strawberry glaze, others heart-shaped and filled with strawberries and cream and topped with powdered sugar, or even some covered in angel cream, chocolate, and candy hearts. This assortment is perfect to bring into work or send to school as a classroom treat. 

Happy Donuts, whose locations are all individually owned, also offers heart-shaped Valentine’s king cakes topped with all manner of delightful additions like fresh strawberries, chocolate shavings, pink icing, and powdered sugar, and can be filled with nearly anything your taste buds desire. Happy Donuts delivers orders over thirty-five dollars for free and can also be found on the Waitr app. All of these treats can be ordered as late as Valentine’s Day.

Another delicious haven Southwest Louisianans flock to fulfill their dessert desires is Cypi’s Cake Box. Located at 520 West McNeese Street, Cypi’s Cake Box, well-known for their incredible desserts, also boasts a Valentine’s King Cake. Their king cake is big enough to bring to work or a special event, and is covered in delightful pink icing with sparkling hot pink sprinkles along with a variety of fillings. You can pre-order one of these mouthwatering cakes with original, cream cheese, Bavarian, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, or praline turtle filling.

Along with the warmth and kindness you will receive when you walk through the door, Cypi’s Cake Box also offers couples’ cakes and gourmet apples for you and your special someone. The apple flavors include turtle, Oreo, chocolate, white chocolate, and candy sprinkles. If you’re looking for something more traditional, they also offer chocolate dipped gourmet strawberries.

Want to go the do-it-yourself route? You can make Valentine’s Oreo Pops at home. These are quick and easy and require minimal ingredients. You will need one package of double-stuff Oreos, lollipop sticks, a package of white candy melts, a package of pink candy melts, sprinkles, and parchment paper. Carefully push the lollipop stick through the cream filling until it resembles a lollipop. Line a baking sheet or cutting board with parchment paper, then melt the candy melts as directed. You can use tiny amounts of vegetable oil to thin the mixture to get it to just the right thickness. Dip the lollipops in the melted coating, and then place them on the parchment paper to set. Before they set, decorate them with sprinkles, and voila! You have an easy, economical Valentine’s treat.


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