Valentine’s treats for your sweets in Encinitas

Cookie boxes from VG Donut & Bakery.

Yummy Cupcakes

Yummy Cupcakes is Valentine’s Day central in Encinitas Village Square—on Friday they are expecting 300 roses and 300 balloons to be delivered to the bakery that is fully-decked out for what is their most popular holiday.

“We have a lot of fun, it’s chaos all day,” said owner Renato Cautela.

Truffles from Yummy Cupcakes.
(Karen Billing)

Yummy will have 40 flavors of cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, baked from scratch with housemade frostings and fillings including vanilla champagne, chocolatey salted caramel, pink velvet, double chocolate, raspberry red velvet filled with raspberry preserves and Maker’s Mark chocolate pudding.

The bakery also sells chocolate covered strawberries and their specialty truffles: the truffles which are mini cupcakes triple-dripped in chocolate, and can be purchased in a box of seven.

For sweethearts with specialty diets, for Valentine’s Day they will have six gluten free and three vegan options including a gluten-free, vegan and sugar free chocolate truffle.

Yummy will offer free roses or balloons with the purchase of a dozen cupcakes.

Yummy Cupcakes is located at 1514 Encinitas Boulevard.

Heart-shaped donuts at VG.

VG Donut & Bakery

The VG in the longtime local sweets staple stands for “very good” and the treats live up to the name.

For Valentine’s Day, VG will be offering up heart-shaped chocolate donuts, triple fudge brownies, chocolate covered peanut butter ganache hearts, cheesecakes, cake pops and chocolate-dipped strawberries and cookies shaped like lips, hearts and X’s and O’s.

Their themed cookie boxes are sure to be a hit: A Baby Yoda cookie pairs with one that reads “Yoda One” and am adorable guacamole-shaped cookie pairs with a cookie that reads “You Guac My World”.

Pro-tip: Remember VG is cash-only!

VG is located at 106 Aberdeen Drive in Cardiff.

Les Macarons Valentins from The French Corner.
(Courtesy French Corner)

French Corner

Since 2014, French chef and owner Alexandra Palombi-Long has run her authentic French patisserie, serving up a daily selection of madeleines, meringues and macarons, cream puffs and custard-filled cannelés.

French Corner will offer a variety of Valentines cakes this week including its latest creation, a Petits Gâteaux Valentins -- a chocolate cake with fluffy meringue topping that promises to be a “perfect bite of love.” Les Macarons Valentins are also on the menu: a decadent, macaroon cake made of two pretty pink macaroons sandwiched with cream and topped with fresh raspberries.

Visit The French Corner at 1200 N. Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia.