How local bakeries are spreading the love with Valentine’s Day treats

February 12, 2022

When you walk into any bakery around this time of year, I can assure you that it will be a pink and red paradise. From cakes to cookies, Valentine’s Day is an immensely popular time to get special treats for your special someone. So many different bakeries in our community sell cute and tasty delicacies, and here are a few.

Gallos Bakery:
Gallos Bakery is a family owned local bakery located in Mount Laurel, Marlton, and Cherry Hill. They have all kinds of different baked goods ranging from three tiered cakes to bite sized cake pops. Jennifer Mulcahy, owner and manager of their main location in Mount Laurel, said they have to do a lot of preparation for Valentine’s Day, as it is one of their busiest days. This Valentine’s Day, their treats include “heart shaped cakes, chocolate mousse cups, strawberry whipped cheese tartlets, buttercream heart cakes, chocolate covered strawberries, assorted gourmet cupcakes and cookies” said Mulcahy. Gallos is closed on Mondays, and this year Valentine’s Day happens to be on a Monday. Because of this, they are encouraging everyone to place their orders for Sunday, so they can be as fresh as possible.

Gallos Bakery sells adorable heart shaped cookies (Courtesy of Jennifer Mulcahy)
Gallos Bakery is known for their heart shaped cakes for Valentine’s Day (Courtesy of Jennifer Mulcahy)
Gallos also sells chocolate mousse cups which are very popular for the non-cake lovers. (Courtesy of Jennifer Mulcahy)
Their three best-selling cake flavors are vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet. (Courtesy of Jennifer Mulcahy)










Sweet Eats:
The name of this unique bakery is very accurate. Known for their plethora of different buttercream filling flavors, and incredible decorating skills, Sweet Eats has a multitude of Valentine’s day themed items. They specialize in heart shaped cakes, and chocolate covered strawberries, as they are their most popular Valentine’s Day items. Justin Burt, manager of the location in Voorhees, said that Valentine’s Day has always been a very busy time at the store, but especially now that it falls on the same weekend as the Super Bowl. “Our most popular product to sell on Valentine’s Day is the chocolate covered strawberries. They are a hit” Burt said. Along with having chocolate strawberries, they also have other tiny and tasty desserts. For example, heart cookies, chocolate hearts on sticks, chocolate truffles and more. Sweet Eats also makes other festive treats for holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Easter, and the Fourth of July. From all of these different holidays, “Valentine’s Day is definitely up there at the top of the list for most popular,” Burt said. Sweet Eats Valentine’s Day desserts will definitely make your day even sweeter!

Sweet Eats is known for their incredible decorating skills. (Courtesy of Justin Burt)
Sweet Eats also sells various flavors of chocolate covered strawberries including coconut and Oreo. (Courtesy of Justin Burt)
The most popular design requested for Valentine’s Day cakes at Sweet Eats are roses. (Courtesy of Justin Burt)
Sweet Eats offers a Valentine’s Day pack with different unique and festive treats. (Courtesy of Justin Burt)










Nothing Bundt Cakes:
Nothing Bundt Cakes this Valentine’s Day season has “Nothing Bundt” cute Valentine’s treats! This new-to-Cherry Hill bakery offers a variety of different packages and gifts that are perfect for your Valentine. Jessica Boese, one of the Cherry Hill locations’ managers, is excited to experience her first Valentine’s day in this area. They are expecting, and have already received, many orders of their special Valentine’s Day themed items. In holiday spirit, their most popular flavor is red velvet: “red velvet is definitely our top selling flavor so far during Valentine’s Day, and it is no surprise as the vibrant red is perfect for the occasion” said Boese. Their top selling Valentine’s Day item is the “bundtlet tower.” This contains a mini bundt cake (what they are best known for) and one of their themed gifts.You can choose any gift that they have at the store, and wrap it in your choice of ribbon color. Themed cake toppers are also wildly popular to get put on your bundt cake. They have ones that say “love you to pieces”, and “you complete me.” In addition to their desserts, they also have knick knacks that you can buy. They carry cards, mugs, bags, key chains, and lots of other gifts! They even have a whole section of their store dedicated to these love themed items.

Nothing Bundt Cakes has a section of their store dedicated to Valentine’s Day. (Julia Rosten (’24))
Nothing Bundt Cakes sells cake toppers with different Valentine’s Day sayings on them like “I love you” and “you complete me.” (Julia Rosten (’24))
Nothing Bundt Cakes’ best selling Valentine’s day item is a “bundlet tower.” (Julia Rosten (’24))
The cute Valentine’s Day decor is what makes Nothing Bundt Cakes’ interior so appealing. (Julia Rosten (’24))












There are so many mouth-watering treats in the South Jersey area. Support the community by stopping by any of these local bakeries. Whether you or your sweetheart are craving chocolates or cheesecakes, strawberries or sprinkles, or just a cookie with a good crumble, you won’t have to look far to find the perfect dessert for someone, even if it’s just you.

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