Valentine’s Day Desserts Roundup

by Jamie on February 12, 2012

The twin post to yesterday’s Valentine’s Day craft extravaganza, today we’re rounding up Valentine’s Day sweets for your sweet. I have to say that bloggers are some of the most creative people on the planet! So many inspirational ideas – I think I’ve got you covered if you’re drawing a blank on how to celebrate your loved ones this St. Valentine’s Day.

These amazingly gorgeous Chocolate Raspberry Vanilla Bean Marshmallows from Katie at GoodLife{eats} are stunning! Homemade marshmallows are deceptively simple to make, and when you add raspberry and chocolate – you’re just screaming romance! Imagine the look on your guy or gal’s face when you present homemade heart-shaped, chocolate dipped pink marshmallows. I’m pretty sure you’d be a Valentine’s Day hero.

While I don’t live and die by chocolate, I know a whole lot of that do. Make sure you check out these Ghirardelli Stuffed Brownies from Amber at Bluebonnets & Brownies. Holy cow, she took fudgey, chocolately deliciousness to a new level, you guys.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a few puns, right? I mean, Conversation Hearts wouldn’t be as epic as they are without the puns. So when I spotted these “Owl” Always Love You Cookies from Callye at The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle, I couldn’t resist adding them to this roundup. Callye regularly stuns me with her gorgeous icing work – her cookies are always a work of art. But those little owls are just too darn cute!

Speaking of too darn cute, how could you go wrong with Valentine Popcorn. Amy combined some of my favorite things here: sprinkles, vanilla multi-colored candy melts, and crunchy popcorn. I could seriously eat this by the bucketful without any regrets whatsoever. Packaged in plastic bags with themed ribbon, they would be an excellent homemade treat for teachers, friends, or your kids.

If you’re feeling daring, adventurous, and well, channeling Amanda’s genius, then I’d love to hear about your successes making this Hidden Heart Cake from i am baker. I’ve known Amanda for a while, and her creativity continues to astound me on pretty much a daily basis. I can’t wait to check out Amanda’s book when it’s published, but until then, I’ll be dreaming of her hidden design cakes – especially ones so passionate as this.

For those a little more faint at heart, looking for a quick treat that looks like it took you a lot more time than it did, these Valentines Twinkies on a Stick from Kristan at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen are just the ticket. Kristan makes them look like something you’d order in a bouquet from a company with Flowers in the name, but readily admits that they are way less work than they appear. She’s my kinda chick, that Kristan.

These Sweet Heart Cupcakes from Glorious Treats first caught my eye on Pinterest. This recipe uses a basic chocolate cake recipe and is filled with a delicious Maraschino Cherry frosting. A heart shape cookie cutter was used on the top of the cake to add love-shaped flair. They’re unique looking because the frosting sets into the cupcake rather than towering over the top, and the chocolate-cherry combo is a classic Valentine’s Day flavor combination.

I may not be overly sentimental, but I’m definitely a sucker for things like these Marshmallow Love Bugs From The Decorated Cookie. Who doesn’t love pink sanding sugar? They’re simple enough that little ones can put them together, but they’d also make a great addition to any Valentine’s Day centerpiece.

I hope that if you celebrate Valentine’s Day, you have a wonderful time. If not, I hope you simply appreciate the ingenuity each of these creations represents. The talents of each of these bloggers is beyond measure, and I’m glad I got a second to highlight that. Thanks for stopping by!


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah (Canterbury Cakes) February 12, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Those love bugs are absolutely adorable!!!

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Leslie February 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

love the round up!!!

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets February 12, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Loving all the Valentine’s roundups today! This is great, and those cupcakes are gorgeous. Love the little milk glasses and straws too!

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Ann February 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

What a GREAT round up! I have to say – the owl cookies are too cute for words! Everything looks delicious and I hope you have a terrific Valentines Day yourself!

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Living The Sweet Life February 12, 2012 at 9:59 pm

fantastic round-up!! There are so many great ideas here … it’s definitely got the wheels in my mind turning :)

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I'm At Home Baking February 12, 2012 at 10:08 pm

These all look soo delicious!

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Megan @ Megan's Munchies February 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm

It all looks absolutely amazing!

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Emilia February 13, 2012 at 5:54 am

Love the roundup! I’m feeling quite inspired to get into the kitchen and make some lovely valentine’s day themed desserts now. Particularly obsessed with the owl cookies… :)

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Charlette February 13, 2012 at 10:18 am

Great round-up for Valentines day. I made the cupcakes from Glorious Treats OMG they were just so yummy! Everyone do make them! My son went crazy over them. I think the marshmallows will be next! TFS

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angela@spinachtiger February 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

I love the choices you picked and I would be happy to make any one of them. The marshmallow are so cute and that heart inside the cake. Wow!

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sara February 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Awesome ideas! I’m totally swooning over those brownies. :)

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm

What gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous photo’s! Everything looks so appetizing and pretty! I want to make and eat everything!!

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Kate Gotuje February 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm

You have just made my week much more exciting. I love to prepare desserts and those are some high caliber recipes. My daughter will love the marshmallow bugs. ;-) I will surprise my husband with some of your ideas. Thank you very much and happy Valentine’s Day. May love be with you every day.

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sweetsugarbelle February 14, 2012 at 11:44 pm

You made my day!

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samantha January 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

I LIKE VALENTINE,S DAY DESSERTS

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samantha cloer January 30, 2014 at 4:03 pm

i like desserts

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