Whether you feel the need to celebrate Valentine's Day or not, it is never a useless gesture to use this romantic moment to give something special to those you really care about.
If that special someone happens to have a sweet tooth, then look no further and just send them these sweet delicacies as Valentine's gifts.
Classic Dark Chocolate Cake
Debating whether to give chocolate or roses to your loved one for Valentine's Day? Chocolate cake shop and cafe betterCHOCOlatethannever suggests you give both.
For the upcoming romantic day, the shop offers its signature Classic Dark Chocolate Cake or Black Forest Cake decorated with a fresh pink rose, one tin of 16 truffles tied with bow of pink satin ribbon and a “Just For You” gift tag.
With prices ranging from Rp 480,000 (US$39.40) to Rp 760,000, this elegant cake package can be a sweet way to say "I love you" without having to say it out loud.
A 5 percent discount for the Valentine's package is available for followers of the shop's social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Producing its own chocolate from scratch -- from cocoa beans grown in Pidie Jaya, Aceh and Tabanan, Bali, which are processed in an open kitchen -- chocolate shop Pipiltin Cocoa offers delectable choices of lovely cakes for Valentine's Day.
One of its signatures, called Chocolate Forever, can be a sophisticated way to spoil that significant other of yours.
Starting at Rp 168,000, this cake is a chocolate lovers' fantasy thanks to its various textures of chocolate that include dark choco glacage, peanut butter chocolate soil, 60 percent Aceh chocolate mousse, chocolate cream brulee, crunchy sempronge as well as chocolate sponge.
Hanky Pinky and Lychee Raspberry Big Mac
Not a big fan of chocolate? Ismaya Group's Colette & Lola cakes and dreams studio has plenty of options for you to celebrate Valentine's Day with no chocolate involved yet a sweet array of flavors.
Some of its most interesting Valentine's special products are the gorgeous-looking Hanky Pinky (consisting of lemon custard, raspberry cream cheese frosting and royal honey sponge cake) and the romantic heart-shaped Lychee Raspberry Big Mac (macaroons). They are priced at Rp 380,000 and Rp 32,000, respectively.
Other delectable non-chocolate choices are available as well, such as Mrs. Raspberry Velvet cupcake (smooth velvet sponge, topped with raspberry frosting); Love Berry (vanilla mousse yogurt, vanilla sponge with raspberry jam topping) and La Vie en Rose (pink chiffon sponge, rose cream fraiche and lychee compote).
The cupcake is priced at Rp 25,000, while Love Berry and La Vie En Rose are available for Rp 32,000 and Rp 230,000, respectively.
Fleur de Lys
Available since 1889 and spanning five generations, the Paul French family bakery and patisserie's first Southeast Asia franchise store in Jakarta is a great place for those who love fancy homemade bread, cakes and desserts that are prepared to the same high standards that have made French bakeries famous all over the world.
Though the patisserie does not offer any special dessert for Valentine's Day, it does have palatable choices of grandmother-style smooth tarts and cakes; caramelized feuillete, which is filled with a creme patissiere made with eggs, milk and sugar; as well as almond macaroons that make an elegant yet understated gift.
Want to say it with chocolate? You can go for one of Paul's signature cakes called the Fleur de Lys, which is made of dark chocolate mousse, almonds and biscuits. The whole cake is priced at Rp 410,000.