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Valentine’s Day Sweets for Your Sweetheart

By Justina Coronel Valentine’s Day is filled with thumping hearts, cupid floating, and lots of love flowing. This special day only reinforces the love that you have for the one that you care about the most; they truly deserve a toast. But, there is no better way to show your affection than exploring the ultimate dessert destinations around Miami. Not only will your loved ones adore you, but so will your taste buds. Barton G The lavish and extraordinary display of these desserts will exceed any of your expectations. The extravagant choices include Marie Antoinette’s Head – Let Them Eat Cake, which features a head displayed with a swirl of cotton candy as hair surrounded by strawberry shortcakes, fresh berries, and schlag. The 7 Deadly Sweets has different levels of desirable desserts such as dulce de leche, la mancha-saffron apple tart, tres leches, caramel flan, tiramisu, mango cheesecake, and honey bonuelos. If that wasn’t enough, the Baked Alaskan Everglades is a seven-story red velvet ice cream cake wrapped in toasted meringue and candy apple cherry. The Sabrina Sundae also features a giant martini filled with a variety of house-made ice creams and outrageous toppings, and the Brain Freeze is a chocolate fudge mousse cake that has spiced chocolate nougat and gianduja. Barton G is located at 1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL For more information on Barton G, please visit The Melting Pot The restaurant has a special four-course dinner for two that tends to sell out every year weeks in advance. Guests will be able to indulge in the ultimate fondue experience with a simple dip. The chocolate fondue is served with fresh strawberries, bananas, sugared marshmallow treats, pound cake, blondies, and brownies. The fondues vary on preference but guests can never go wrong with the classic Pure Chocolate, which offers milk, dark, or white chocolate that is melted to perfection, or you can have a mix of both worlds of the Yin & Yang, which has both dark and white chocolate. Guests can even call the restaurant and ask for any of the special packages provided, which can involve flowers or chocolate covered strawberries waiting on the table. The Melting Pot is located at 11520 Sunset Dr., Miami, FL For more information on The Melting Pot, please visit Sweetness Bakeshop This award winning family owned 1950s-dinerinspired color scheme bakeshop has freshly baked products varying from delicious cupcakes to a variety of Valentine’s Day treats. The desserts include all Valentine’s Day themed desserts from chocolate-covered strawberries to Rice Krispies shaped hearts to heart-shaped cupcakes in order to provide all the sweetness that you need. Sweetness Bake Shop is located at 9549 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL For more information on Sweetness Bake Shop, please visit Donut Divas & Fun Foods Shop This fun-food carnival themed restaurant serves fair foods that will have you craving for more. From mini donuts that are made hot and fresh to mini funnel cakes that are fried on site. The ultimate delight, though, is the deep fried candy bars and fried Oreos/fried red velvet Oreos, in which the treats are dipped in donut batter and fried until golden. This is the ultimate food festival and carnival galore. Donut Divas & Fun Foods Shop is located at 5779 SW 8th St, Miami, FL For more information on Donut Divas & Fun Foods Shop, please visit Click here to view this post in the MSM January/February 2016 digital issue