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Tampa Bay Valentine’s treats

Check out these macarons, mini cakes, and chocolate-dipped delicacies.


A box-o-treats just sweet enough for your honey.

Photo by @watersttampa

Whether you have a Valentine or not, you need to check out these sweet treats. Sorry, we don’t make the rules. We just enforce them.

  • Sparkman Wharf’s Hampton Chocolate Factory is serving up strawberry shortcake-dipped cones, waffles, and shakes + heart-shaped chocolate-covered strawberry boxes (why mess with a V-Day classic?).
  • Holiday pre-orders are open for macron powerhouse Elevenses. The new Ybor City bakery is cooking up red velvet macaron cakes, conversation hearts sugar cookies, and of course, a range of heart-shaped macarons in flavors like sour cherry and chocolate hazelnut. Order by Saturday, February 4.
  • Fantastical is the only way to describe Bandit’s holiday offerings. Pre-orders are open now for a chocolate drizzled devil’s food cake with strawberry cream cheese buttercream or a three-layer matcha dome cake with vanilla bean buttercream + raspberry jam. Orders close on Wednesday, February 8, or when the goods sell out.

We’re still on the hunt for pinktastic treats. Let us know if there’s any we should sample.

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