Cakes, Cupcakes and Chocolate shops in Orlando when you are looking for something sweet for your honey. Any holiday any reason, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or an Anniversary. Candy is traditional, and there are many candy shops, but many places offer different types of "sweets" that are just as tempting and a change from the ordinary box of chocolates.
As a recent winner of Food TV's Cupcake Wars, Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly has gained fame as the place to go for unusual cupcakes. In addition to traditional cupcake flavors, a daily variety of cupcakes with unique flavorings, fillings, icings and decorations is also available....think Boston cream, heath bar, chocolate mousse or key lime....yum. Custom cupcakes using your photos, color swatches and inspirations can also be ordered. Your only limit is your imagination.
300 South Park Avenue, Winter Park
The Winter Park location boasts 1400-square-feet of chocolate bliss with unique-to-store delectables like chocolate-covered bacon, sea salt caramels, spicy chili chocolate and for the those looking for traditional favorites, the gourmet chocolate-covered popcorn is available in dark and milk chocolate. The chocolate boutique is open daily from Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
255 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
2425 W. SR 434, Longwood
With two locations in the Orlando area, there's a Schakolad Chocolate Factory, featuring fresh, handmade European style chocolates, close by. For Valentine's Day a traditional red velvet heart box with an assortment of fine chocolates is available. For the true chocolate lover a heart box made of chocolate and filled with eye-pleasing and tasty chocolates may be the ultimate indulgence. If favorites include specialty chocolates like mocha truffles and chocolates filled with champagne ganache, you may even create your own box filled with a selection favorite flavors. On-line purchases are also available.
2 Orlando locations:
Baldwin Parks 407-770-1607
OK...maybe it's not that romantic, but it's lots of fun and still involves chocolate! Gather a group of friends together and get yourselves down to Farris and Foster's Famous Chocolate Factory for a Chocolate Party. You get to become a chocolatier for the evening, playing in vats of creamy dark and milk chocolate and creating your own special combination of shapes, sizes and flavor combinations....and you get your first pound of chocolate treats included in the price of the party. If you're not into the chocolate dipping scene, you can still surprise your honey with a selection of their freshly made candies.
Using only the finest of ingredients The Dessert Lady creates not only traditional favorites but decadent original desserts to tempt the palate. Open until midnight on the weekends, her dessert and wine bar located in historic Church Street Station near the new arena, is the perfect place for an after the show treat, a late night snack or a quiet conversation. If a taste is not enough, whole cakes are available to take home.
1710 E. Buena Vista Dr., Orlando
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, the manufacturer of premium chocolate products, has a limited number of Ghirardelli Chocolate and Ice Cream shops and lucky for us, one of them is in the Orlando area. While there you can indulge in memorable fountain treats like a hot fudge sundae topped with freshly homemade hot fudge, or ask for two straws and split a shake or float with your honey. Continue the indulgence by bringing home a selection from their assortment of delicious chocolate confections or a beautifully wrapped gift.
3213 Curry Ford Rd., Orlando
Whether it's pie, cake, cookies, tarts or cupcakes, if you have a favorite pastry, you're sure to find it at Charlie's Gourmet Pastries. This award winning bakery prides itself on using quality ingredients and no added preservatives. Now with it's fourth generation of family bakers, pastry from Charlie's has become a tradition for family celebrations.
1600 Edgewater Dr., Orlando
Chocolate Provocateur, locally run by a chocolate loving pastry chef, is a place where people can come and enjoy hand crafted chocolates and delicious baked goods. Want something unusual chocolate covered Nutter Butters, Oreos, pretzels, or potato chips? They're available in addition to an assortment of more traditional chocolates and pastries.