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Searching for the perfect Valentine cake? Cakes and food hampers come with an unpredictability tag this Valentine’s.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2011 00:12 IST

Searching for the perfect Valentine cake? How about one that has your partner’s photograph on it? Or a cake that encompasses every little detail about her? Cakes, this Valentine, are all about exclusivity. “People want to gift unique cakes. So, we help them choose a cake that has their partner’s favourite fragrance and colours incorporated into it.”

Drab chocolate boxes are also passé. You can find chocolate hampers in quirky, unpredictable designs such as Aladdin’s lamp or a guitar. Food hampers too, have gone classy with a wine bottle and imported chocolates. Sweeten up your Valentine’s Day with these love goodies...

A heartful of love
This one’s called Strawberries in My Heart. And it comes filled up with juicy, glazed strawberries. A yummy way to melt you girl’s heart. Price: R1200 Available at Zing GourMet Shop, The Metropolitan Hotel, Bangla Sahib Road

Love laden
Looking for an aphrodisiac overdose? This chocolate hamper has a bottle of Blue Plum Shiraz, Delaviuda Chocolate Leche truffles, Ferrero chocolates, Sunny Select Candy Starlight Mints, Simpkins After Dinner Mints, Snikers bars, Mars bars, and strawberry boxes inside the hamper. Price: R2,650. Available
at Godrej Nature’s Basket, Defence Colony.

Picturesque bites
Present her with a cake that has roses all over it. You can also order one that has an edible picture of you two on it. Choose from liquor chocolates that come in flavours like Kalhua and Amaretto or go
for the one that has a tequila filling. Price of cake: R1300 per kg onwards; chocolate boxes: R445 onwards. Available at The Chocolate Box, Radisson MBD, Noida.

Yummy notes
This guitar-shaped box comes filled with 40 different types of liquor chocolates. Once you have finished the chocolates, nibble at the guitar that’s made of chocolate too.
Price: R4,000, Available at Celeste, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon.

Fruit of love
This gorgeous looking rich chocolate sponge cake will woo her with its layers of fresh strawberry-cream and chocolate flakes. It also has an equally sinful topping of
chocolate ganache, fresh glazed strawberries, and petite chocolate hearts. Price: R1350 per kg. Available at: French Crust, The Suryaa, New Friends Colony

This chocolate raspberry cake made with crunchy biscuits has been spruced up with cutsey pink flowers made with fondant and marzipan, chocolate cigarettes and edible crunchy pearls. You can give it a personal touch by adding toppings of your partner’s choice. Price: R1,600. Buy it at www.foodaholics.in.

This heart-shaped chocolate cake is a concoction of almond sponge, milk chocolate, honey and rum. Price: R900. Available at the Old Baker, Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar