A cupcake that can induce amorous feelings, chocolates in the shape of lips and the Taj Mahal, and a heart-shaped sandwich are what bakers and chocolatiers are lining up for their customers for Valentine's Day Feb 14.
"Couples who want to spend their time in private on the Valentine's Day can have customised cupcakes with ingredients that make a simple cup cake into a love food," Kavita Chesetty, owner and baker, Cupcakes Amore, told IANS.
"In addition to our regular classic eight flavours, we will have other varieties to go with the theme of love. Strawberries, rich chocolate and champagne are regarded as love foods and loved by one all," she added.
The outlet in the upmarket Adyar area will offer different varieties of cupcakes like Strawberry Lava Fudge (chocolate cupcake with rich chocolate centre and real strawberry frosting), Strawberry Champagne (vanilla cupcake with real strawberries and champagne infused frosting) and Real Red Velvet (red velvet with red fondant hearts).
There are also Chocolate Knockout (chocolate cupcake with chocolate centre and chocolate glaze with gold-dusted heart) and Valentine chocolate (chocolate cupcake with pretty pink frosting and three pastel fondant hearts) on offer.
"We will customise the cupcakes with the special messages that a customer would like to add. Our cupcakes are priced between Rs.80 to Rs.120," Chesetty said.
Chocolate retail outlet Le Chocolatier offers the unique Kiss Chocolates - a box of nine specially crafted lip-shaped white and milk chocolates with delectable ganache fillings of choco-orange, coconut and butterscotch.
The other unique offering is the special white chocolate, 'Taj Mahal', costing Rs.599.
On the other hand, The French Loaf, a bakery and pastry chain part of Oriental Cuisines Pvt Ltd, offers heart-shaped richly flavoured 'Valentine's Strawberry' and 'Valentine's Chocolate' cakes at Rs.300.