Jan 30, 2013

Great Finds: Valentine’s Day by Shop Sweet Lulu {Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag

valentine table Great Finds: Valentines Day by Shop Sweet Lulu {Giveaway}

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so we’re sharing some fun products from Shop Sweet Lulu so you can put together crafty sweets for your loved one. Shop Sweet Lulu is also offering a 15% discount to all of our readers. Just use the code AMYATLAS at checkout.

Now for a sweet giveaway.…one lucky reader will win a $100 gift certificate to the online store. All you need to do is tell us what your favorite dessert is to make for your loved ones. The dessert that we believe sounds the yummiest will win. Giveaway ends on Friday, February 1st at 11:59 EDT. Winner will be contacted via email and will need to respond with requested information within 48 hours or an alternate winner will be chosen. Amy Atlas Events and the sponsor reserves the right to cancel or end the contest at any time.

Disclosure: Official giveaway guidelines for this blog are here.

Good Luck!

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Goodie Bags
Valentine’s Day Mini Match Box
Glitter Tape
Heart Straws
Cupcake Toppers
French Square Milk Bottles
Cake Plate
Confetti
Apothecary Jars

 

 

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  • Maureen

    Cream cheese frosted banana cake.
    It always goes fast in my family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GildedPastry Erin

    For Valentine’s day I love making my signature “XOXO” cake. I take fresh, pink strawberry layers of cake, add fluffy chocolate ganache in between and ice it all around with a champagne buttercream. Sometimes I even put bits of Krispy Kreme donuts in the buttercream!

  • Donna Cartagena

    Definitely Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese icing .. always a favorite !

  • http://www.cakesndessertsbymonica.com Monica Anderson

    My favorite Valentine dessert is my homemade Southern Praline Cake Coated with Southern Praline Candy.

  • Jen

    Cabernet dark chocolate brownies!! So relic

  • http://www.cakesndessertsbymonica.com Monica Anderson

    My favorite Dessert to make for my loved ones is my homemade Southern Praline Cake coated with Southern Praline Candy.

  • Rena

    I love to make strawberry meringue layer cake-layers of meringue with grated chocolate layered with whipped cream, and fresh strawberries-it is beautiful, delicious, and doesn’t last around for very long! I love sweet shop lulu, thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Juliana

    My favorite dessert to make for loved ones are Brigadeiro balls. They are easy to make. Always make a big impression. And adults and children enjoy them. Brigadeiro is a Brazilian dessert made wih only three ingredients: sweetned condensed milk, cocoa powder and butter. You cook it on the stove or a microwave and once it’s cool and firm you roll it into little balls. In brazil you can find tiny baking cups (smaller than the cupcakes one) where you place them after you roll each ball on chocolate sprinkles. They are sweet, bite sized and everybody loves it!

  • Annie

    There’s nothing better than Red Velvet Cookies with White Chocolate Chips… They’re delicious and easy to make.

  • http://miriinthevillage.com Miri

    I love making my man my famous decadent chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream, covered with chocolate ganache. For those who aren’t chocolate-lover’s my lavender chamomile cake with lemoncurd and lavender buttercream, is always my go-to.

  • http://thecheekycafe.blogspot.com/ Amanda Swann

    Oh my, everyone’s responses look soooo yummy! I like to make a lot of different desserts and I especially LOVE trying new things. Right now, I’ve been on a gourmet cupcake thing so that’s probably what I’ll be making. Dark chocolate or red velvet, maybe with some cream and a really yummy frosting. Doesn’t sound as fancy as the others, but still yummy.

    The Cheeky Cafe

  • Melissa

    My family (and everyone who has ever tried it) begs for the sour cream-chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate peanut butter glaze from the Sky High Cakes cookbook. The cake is so light and the cream cheese peanut butter frosting so rich but ganache balances it out perfectly. I make them as cupcakes so that each bite is a perfect proportion of each flavor.

  • Laura

    A hit with my family is always Chocolate Eclair!

    You layer graham crackers and vanilla pudding and top with chocolate fudge frosting! Yummy!

  • http://www.idoinvitationsbymichelle.com Michelle

    Ice Cream Dessert Cake. Graham Cracker Crust, Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Caramel, Nuts. So simple yet so good! :)

  • Terri

    Blueberry Cream Cheese squares with Shortbread crust…always a fav in the fam.. :)

  • http://www.thehomesteady.typepad.com hannah

    definitely red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. although last time i made it for my partner’s birthday, i ran out of red food coloring, so it was more of a pink velvet cake!

  • http://www.annastartor.se/ Anna

    For my loved ones I like to make a rich chocolate cake. What says love more then chocolate? My cake consists of two layers of rich chocolate cake and one layer, in the middle, with a creamy/sticky chocolate cake.
    The filling of my cake is one layer of Whipped cream cheese frosting and one layer of ganache made with the amazing chocolate truffel candy “Riesen”. This ganashe makes the cake moist and incredibly creamy.
    I then cover my cake with vanilla flavored buttercream and if i also want to make it really pretty, I will finaly cover it with fondant and decorate it.
    For this Valentine’s day this cake vill get to be the center of my Valentines day dessert table.

  • http://www.annastartor.se/ Anna Svalander

    For my loved ones I like to make a rich chocolate cake. What says love more then chocolate?
    My cake consists of two layers of rich chocolate cake and one layer, in the middle, with a creamy/sticky chocolate cake.
    The filling of my cake is one layer of Whipped cream cheese frosting and one layer of ganache made with the amazing chocolate truffel candy “Riesen”. This ganashe makes the cake moist and incredibly creamy.
    I then cover my cake with vanilla flavored buttercream and if i also want to make it really pretty, I will finaly cover it with fondant and decorate it.
    For this Valentine’s day this cake vill get to be the center of my Valentine’s day dessert table.

  • Vanessa

    I am absolutely obsessed with making ice cream for my loved ones, the one they are loving at the moment is vanilla with homemade caramel and homemade honeycomb covered with chocolate crunched up through it….yum!!

  • http://epicureancrafter.blogspot.com/ Donna O’Neil

    I love making salted caramel brownies.

  • Summer

    Mine isn’t going to be the yummiest sounding, but I have several go to recipes that my grandmother’s wrote in their hand for me years ago. I love those cards because they were written down just for me. We have strawberry shortcake and the cake is more of a slightly sweet soda bread that is perfect with sweet berries and homemade whipped cream, then there is an old fashioned banana bread recipe that EVERYONE loves and can be a loaf or just as good as muffins or mini muffins and also I love my snickerdoodle recipe because my grandmother showed me how to make it so she didn’t really write down the directions… I always have to stop and think a minute about the afternoon at the cottage to remember exactly what she said about the butter / shortening ratio and whether I was suppose to sift the flour – we just shook the flour jar, and laughed. Thanks for the memories!! :)

  • Vicky

    Dark Chocolate Souffle. Simple. Elegant. Delicious!

  • Vicky

    Chocolate souffle. Simple. Elegant. Delicious.

  • http://www.neeciestreats.com Denise T.

    Recently I like to make homemade Marshmallows. Thanks!

  • http://www.sweetartdesserts.co.il Dalia

    Heart shaped mini pavlovas filled with fresh (pink) cream, topped with beautiful strawberries and a drizzle of strawberry sauce…YUMMY!

  • Kimi

    jewish apple cake

  • Kelly W

    I am going to make Valentine’s Style Bark….white chocolate melted with red and pink M&Ms, Red sprinkles, and oreos (my husband’s favorite). This will ensure that we have enough to eat and share! Yum!

  • yanneris Genao

    everyone favorite Valentines day Dessert here, is the Chocolate strawberry and banana triffle. a scratch bake chocolate cake, layered with fresh whipped cream strawberries and banana and chocolate ganache. on the final layer I add the whipped cream and chocolate cover strawberries and chocolate cover banana bites. It looks so beautiful and it taste even better!!!!

  • http://www.escapeconcepts.com Vanessa H

    I love making my home made banana pudding with wipped cream and cream cheese. Not the kind that you get at many stores with mostly pudding and a few wafers.

  • http://www.escapeconcepts.com Vanessa H

    I love making my home made banana pudding with whipped cream and cream cheese. Not the kind that you get at many stores with mostly pudding and a few wafers.

  • caryn grant

    One of my favorite treats to make are ooey,gooey, blondies from the Fat Witch Bakery cookbook. They are warm and messy and chocolaty.

  • Shalini

    Tough one. I think my favorite treat to make is amaretto fudge. Yum maybe I should make some right now!

  • Elena Vo

    Chocolate espresso molten lava individual cakes with vanilla ganache :)

  • Christine S

    I love to make coconut cupcakes for my husband. They’re his favorite :)

  • Kristy

    I always like to try a new dessert recipe I find :) but brownies are always a good back up!

  • heather

    i love to make chocolate cake for my family

  • Heather

    For Valentine’s Day Chocolate pot de creme with a dallop of homemade whipped cream is the best!

  • http://apileofpenguins.blogspot.com Ally

    I love making Boston Cream Pie for my family. They love it, too!

  • Cecily

    For Valentines Day I like to make brownies and cut then in heart shapes, then cover them with ganache. Last year I decorated them with fondant cut outs, they were so cute.

  • Jan N

    I am obsessed with making a cake with cheesecake as the filling for the cake. I like to serve my cake with hot esspresso.

  • http://www.louiseandthestyleworld.blogspot.com Louise

    I like to make for my husband dark chocolate bon bons with chili powder, then wrap them in a plastic bag with pink ribbon!
    He with go through the bag in an hour!!

  • rachel

    Chocolate lava cakes…warm chocolately cake with a hint of mocha that have a luscious center of melted dark chocolate that oozes out. Topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

  • Virginia

    My mother’s Fudge Cake, the frosting is pure fudge. The purpose of making this cake is to clean the leftover frosting from the double boiler.

  • Amanda E. Buccieri

    I love to keep with something healthier for desserts & my Citrus Tea Biscuits and Berry Honey Shortcake is perfect for any holiday! You can switch around what fruit you use to match the holiday colors!

  • Amanda E. Buccieri

    I love to keep with something healthier for desserts! My Citrus Tea Biscuits and Berry Honey Shortcake is perfect for any holiday! You can switch around what fruit you use to match the holiday colors! For Valentine’s Day I use fresh strawberries & raspberries!

  • Diane

    For a special occasion, I’ll make small loaves of glazed lemon cake. They require squeezing a zillion lemons and grating lemon zest until you just can’t stand it, but the fresh, real ingredients make those loaves a highlight of the celebration.

  • Sara P.

    I make an amazing Chocolate Hazelnut Torte! Everyone always loves it :)

  • Kellie

    Strawberry Cupcakes are my favorite to make for my loved ones!

  • http://www.girl-land.com Sarah

    I just made browned butter milk chocolate chip cookies with a glob of Nutella inside and sprinkled with sea salt for the fam! Can’t take credit for the recipe, but they turned out awesome if I do say so myself. :)

    And I know it’s not a dessert, but for Valentine’s weekend breakfast, I’m going to make Maple Glazed Breakfast Apple tarts! Phyllo dough filled with sweetened cream cheese & apples that you brush with maple syrup when they are hot out of the oven. Thinking about cutting them into heart shapes too!

  • http://www.whimsicalcakestudio.com Ailynn

    This year my 3 year old and I made homemade gummies and strawberry-ruhbarb mini pies.

  • http://belleonheels.blogspot.com Sarah @ Belle On Heels

    I’m known for my chocolate chip pumpkin squares. I only make them in the fall, but I make them practically every week. They never last more than a day or two. I’ve given this recipe to so many girlfriends and their families have fallen in love with them too. The key is to use LOTS of chocolate chips and under bake them just slightly so they’re nice and gooey. Yum!

  • http://kristineswisher.com Kristine

    Home made chocolate chip cookies, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, drizzled in caramel and sprinkled with pink sea salt. Heaven!

  • http://averyandaugustine.com Michelle

    Currently, it’s brownies. :)

  • http://www.girl-land.com Sarah

    Tried to submit comment & dont’ think it worked. Sorry if this is duplicate! Just made browned butter milk chocolate chip cookies with a glob of Nutella inside and sprinkled with sea salt. Not my recipe, but they turned out great!

    And this isn’t dessert, but it’s sweet. Making maple glazed breakfast apple tarts for pre-Valentine’s Day brunch next weekend! Phyllo dough filled with sweetened cream cheese & apples and brushed with maple syrup when hot out of the oven. Gonna try to cut them into heart shapes. :)

  • Jaime

    My family’s favorite thing that I’ve made is a salted caramel cheesecake! The cheesecake is made with dulce de leche to give it a delicious caramely flavor, and homemade salted caramel is poured on top of the cheesecake. If you like cheesecake and caramel then you’ll love this dessert. :)

  • http://www.cakewalkbaking.net Michele W

    Oh, so many favorites it’s hard to choose. Right now I guess it’s blood orange olive oil cake.

  • Carmen

    A Tiramisu using Mascarpone cheese and brandy of course! I love that this dessert requires that it be made ahead of time.

  • http://Therobinsperch.com Robin

    Dark chocolate cocoa fudge brownies with a chocolate chip dough icing. Might make it special for valentines day and boil down some raspberries into a fresh syrup to pour on top.

  • Tonya

    My favorite thing for valentines day is actually not for my sweetheart but for me! Valentines day is my birthday and every year my mother makes me a heart shaped white cake with her yummy creme cheese frosting. This year I will be 43 and it is still the best part of my birthday.

  • Lika S

    I love piononos and love making them for family & friends! Make a cake/dough (flour, eggs and sugar) on a thin sheet and once it’s baked, spread a layer of dulce de leche (you can also add fruit) and roll it up and then slice it!
    Sprinkle powdered sugar on top when ready to serve! Soooo good!!!
    :)

  • Amanda

    My all time favorite is jello cake with some delish fluffy cool whip frosting! Its a favorite in my family and so fun for everyone (:

  • http://sincerely-shannon.blogspot.com/ Shannon

    Angel Food Cake. Hands down my favorite dessert to eat or serve. Light, fluffy (not too sinful) and then covered in homemade whipped cream and strawberries or raspberries or both.

    (Tried submitting and got error message, comment may be duplicate)

  • ashley

    buttermilk sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles!

  • Kellie

    I love to make Strawberry Cupcakes for my loved ones!

  • Kristen

    Marbled red velvet cheesecake brownies! Cut into little hearts of course for Valentine’s Day. My boys love em! :)

    (Sorry if this is a duplicate, I received an error message the first time I posted)

  • Alissa

    Pomegranate chocolate torte – it is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. I make it for my most loved one, my husband, who loves dark chocolate. It really is decadent!

  • Niki

    My grandmother’s chocolate cake layered with Cool Whip® and frosted with more chocolate. I am making it for my wedding! It’s straight out of the ’60s!

  • Ashley C

    Definitely love Scotcharoos! The bottom layer is peanut butter, light kayro syrup, and rice krispies (like a rice krispie treat) and the top layer is one bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips melted together. This dessert is super easy and is heaven!

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  • lindsay w.

    Hmmmmm….well we are big family of dessert lovers, its hard to pick one we love my moms made from scratch banana cake and frosting, one friend of mine says she dreams about it! We also love oh boy! Cake which is dark chocolate fudge cake with a whipped creamy frosting on top and then drizzled with dark chocolate and served chilled! But we also love homemade sugar cookies and frosting or classic chocolate chips cookies which are a sweet and slightly salty cookie!

  • Kimiko

    I love to make chocolate chip cookies with toasted pecans and sandwich two cookies together with vanilla bean ice cream in between. Always delicious. Im also probably going to make delicious biscuit cinnamon rolls – such a unqiue take on the cinnamon roll. Yummy, flakey and buttery!

  • Catherine

    Salted Caramel Cupcakes (new addiction) or Banoffie Pie (a favourite from our travels) or tried, true and traditional Australian BBQ dessert – Pavlova with berries and passion fruit.

  • Amy C.

    It would have to be my Caramel Apple Cookies. Everyone raves about them. They have freshly shredded apples in them along with a brown sugar icing and pecans sprinkled on top. Yum!

  • Teresa hemsworth

    Salted caramel brownies

  • Melissa

    My favorite dessert to make for my family (ok it’s really my favorite) is fresh coconut cake with coconut icing and toasted coconut for garnish! Yum, yum!

  • Melissa

    My favorite dessert to make for my family (ok it’s my favorite) is fresh coconut cake with coconut icing and toasted coconut for garnish! Yum, yum!

  • Kristy

    Brownies!!! :)

  • Melinda

    Our 19 month old twins are OBSESSED with sprinkles. So my favorite dessert to make with them right now is a batch of good old fashioned sugar cookies. They love to help me roll out the dough and cut it into shapes (we have some heart and XOXO cutters for Valentine’s Day.) We whip up some frosting and they each get to lick a beater and then I put out an assortment of types of sprinkles and they go to town ‘decorating’ (aka devouring) the frosted cookies. :)

  • Susan Christy

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Swirl brownies. Or Aloha brownies with pineapple & coconut in the brownie – cream cheese frosting.

  • Georgette

    I have three wonderful children ages 1, 5 & 7. The oldest two love to help me when I’m in the kitchen and we enjoy making, decorating (and eating) sugar cookies. I have a great recipe I use for the dough and the icing. We have fun cutting out different shapes, icing them and then decorating them. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s so fun.

  • Shiran

    Molten chocolate cake with Raspberry lava! Everytime I make them for valentines people ask me why I made just regular choclate cake(which still sounds good to me!). but then when they take a bite and see the red soft center starts filling their plate they understand! This is so much fun every single time.

  • Lindsay E.

    For Valentine’s Day, I love to make dark chocolate creme brulee! So delish–especially in a heart shaped ramekin. :)

  • Lindsay E.

    For Valentine’s Day, I love to make dark chocolate creme brulee! So delish–especially in a heart-ramekin with a dollop of whipped cream!

  • http://lorissweettreats.blogspot.com Lori

    The most requested cake in my family is my cookies and cream cake. A white cake make with crushed oreos and layered with oreo cream cheese frosting. And of course, topped with some whole oreos.

  • Amber K

    cheesecake.

  • Kate

    My favorite dessert to make is ice cream sundaes! I’m not much of a baker, but we do love ice cream in our house! :)

  • Julie Newton

    Our favorite dessert is Raspberry White Chocolate Scones! OH MY GOODNESS these are delicious!!!! The perfect combination of freshness and sweetness! They are also the perfect companion to a nice cup of tea.

  • Julie Newton

    Our favorite dessert is Raspberry White Chocolate Scones! OH MY GOODNESS these are delicious!!!! The perfect combination of freshness and sweetness! They are also the perfect companion to a nice cup of tea. (sorry if this posted twice!)

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