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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012 4:00 pm | Updated: 6:15 pm, Tue Feb 21, 2012.

Place orders now for sweet eats

Rose Cupcake Bouquet Lovely Little Cake Shop

444 W. Main Street, Suite. 108, Mesa. (602) 478-4114 or www.lovelylittlecakeshop.com

Thinking of getting flowers for that special someone? How about cupcakes instead? This local shop makes “rose” bouquets out of cupcakes. For $29.95, a bouquet includes seven red- or pink-frosted cupcakes nestled in a white vase. A mixed bouquet of red and pink cupcakes is $2 more. Cupcake flavors come in chocolate, red velvet or champagne. Bouquets will be ready for pick up Feb. 13 and 14. They can be delivered, in the East Valley only, on Valentine’s Day for $10.

Chocolates by M. Josephs

P.O. Box 323, Higley. (480) 988-9150 or www.chocolatesbymj.com

This Gilbert chocolatier uses Belgian and French chocolate to create espresso/Kahlua, wild cherry-brandy, orange, mint, lemon and merlot truffles, as well as pecan, whiskey and salt caramels. But if you want to bring out the big guns for V-Day, consider a solid chocolate flower ($15 each) or high-heeled shoe ($45). Flowers can be ordered to mimic roses, irises, daffodils or other varieties. Shoes, which measure up to about a size 5 real shoe, come in milk or dark chocolate and can be custom decorated. Orders can be delivered, picked up or shipped.

Chocolate Red Velvet Cake Pops

Mind Over Batter, 1805 E. Elliot Road, Suite 106, Tempe. (480) 491-0012 or www.mindoverbatter.net

Moist balls of cake are speared on a lollipop stick and covered with cream cheese frosting, dipped in dark chocolate, then drizzled with white and dark chocolate at this bakery, which earned New Times’ 2011 Best Cupcake in Phoenix award. Cake pops are $21.99 for a dozen, $11.99 for half a dozen, or $2.29 a piece. The bakers also make whoopee pies, cupcakes and mini cakes.

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