A special cupid's menu from the Flying Monkey Patisserie includes this charming pair of chocolate cakes that can be inscribed with lovers' names. This lusciously rich cake is layered with buttercream and finished with a chocolate glaze and a sprinkle of tiny rosebuds.
- Maureen Fitzgerald
Pair of hearts cakes, $25 for two. Must be ordered by Feb. 10 from Flying Monkey Patisserie, Reading Terminal Market, 215-928-0340, www.flyingmonkeyphilly.com.
Under the foil wrapping are rich dark and milk chocolate hearts filled with creamy truffle centers. Like most things from Target, they are presented with style, for a very reasonable price.
Choxie milk and dark truffle hearts, $7 for 8.3 ounces, at Target stores.
This love in a box is three layers deep: filled with the finest of handmade sweets, including Fleur de Sel caramel and varietal chocolates from Ecuador and Colombia. From Michael Recchiuti of San Francisco, formerly of Philadelphia.
Large Valentine's box, 32 pieces, 14 ounces, $75, from www.recchiuti.com.