Edhat
npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 55.9°F | Humidity: 99% | Pressure: 29.86in ( Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: North | Wind Speed: 0.0mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
Advertise
  login You create the news! Send your news item to ed@edhat.com
 
 
login
    15809 Subscribers
      686 Paid (4.3%)
     1 Comments
     1 Commenters
     1916 Page Views
 
 

 
The Winehound
The Winehound
 
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
 
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

more articles like this

Valentine Dessert Ideas
updated: Feb 14, 2014, 1:31 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Hi edhatters! Tonight I'm cooking a fantastic Valentine's dinner and my dessert plans were sort of ruined. Normally I go to Jane and grab 2 slices of their coconut cake to-go but this year they apparently don't want to sell slices for people not eating there, which sucks but whatever. So, now I'm left with a few hours to pick something else up downtown. Any ideas?

Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

 COMMENT 494881 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 01:36 PM

Jane wouldn't sell a slice of their cake? Sounds like a poor business model to me. Try Crushcakes or Andersens.

 

 COMMENT 494884P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 01:41 PM

Crushcakes if they aren't too crowded. They have perfect Valentine's treats :-) Not sure if they are selling them outside of pre-orders but they had an awesome "cupcake in a jar" product that is sold in a small mason jar.

Good luck!

 

 COMMENT 494887 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 01:51 PM

Get the little round bite sized brownies from Vons and add some really good vanilla ice cream to them and a couple of sliced strawberries and drizzle with chocolate sauce! super fast and super easy!

 

 COMMENT 494888 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 01:51 PM

I second Andersens. If you like marzipan they have the most wonderful Layer cake. It's about $10/slice but worth every penny. Tons of other yummy desserts as well.

You could also check out Xanadu Bakery in Montectio (Vons shopping center) they have a ridiculously large selection if you're looking for variety. I'd bet they have a coconut cake!

 

 COMMENT 494891 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 01:58 PM

If you want to travel up town just a little, Fresco always has amazing desserts!

 

 COMMENT 494892 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 02:15 PM

Fresh Market desserts are yummy and fresh. Renauds bakery is good too.

 

 COMMENT 494894 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 02:17 PM

Jeannine's ! From any location.

 

 COMMENT 494896 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 02:24 PM

Fresh organic strawberries with vanilla ice cream is my choice. A slice of pound cake that you can get at any supermarket would be nice with it.

 

 COMMENT 494905 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 02:45 PM

Fresh Market is fantastic! And there is parking too.... I had a most memorable tiramisu there and they have a great selection of cakes as well.

 

 COMMENT 494907 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 02:55 PM

Chocolate covered strawberries? You could do it at home, in no time.

 

 GIGGLES agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 03:00 PM

Nom Nom Nom with all these ideas! Happy Valentines Day fellow edhatters!

 

 COMMENT 494916 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 03:23 PM

Fresh Market again, soooo good. I really want this store to succeed it just never seems busy enough. Maybe it's just the spacious well designed parking lot compared to whole foods.

 

 COMMENT 494922 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 03:39 PM

Never go to Fresh Market hungry..So many delicious foods. A little pricey but a nice splurge.

 

 COMMENT 494928 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 04:00 PM

Jeannine's, Fresco, Via Maestro, Whole Foods, ....

 

 COMMENT 494934 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 04:28 PM

Did you get anything yet? I just saw Renaud bringing trays of pretty little cakes into Gelsons! Also, Gelsons is making chocolate dipped strawberries in the produce section. Store smells amazing!

 

 COMMENT 494935 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 04:32 PM

Whipped cream, yourself and you should be all set ;)

 

 COMMENT 494936 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 04:33 PM

Your Cake Baker (Wayne Kjar) - hurry before they close!

 

 COMMENT 494946 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 05:24 PM

Sojourner has yummy dessert.

 

 MTNDRIVER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 05:45 PM

Renaud's for sure! If they're closed, Gelson's has their goods in their bakery.

 

 COMMENT 494960 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 06:13 PM

Get a box of Duncan Hines Devils food cake mix, a 41 oz. can of cherry pie filling and 2 eggs and 1 tsp. of almond extract (vanilla ext. works too). I also throw in a big handful of semi sweet choc. chips!

The canned cherries replace the oil and water called for in the cake mix.

hand beat the eggs, add the whole can of cherry filling and then stir in the extract and then the box of cake mix (and choc. chips if you wish) and mix it with a spoon.
Spread the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 13 or equiv. cake pan (or cup cakes!) bake 35 min. at 350 or until toothpick test comes out without batter on it.
Cheat and ice it warm with good canned frosting or NO frosting. Its a wonderful dessert either way! Happy Valentines Day! MMMMMmmmmmmmmm

 

 COMMENT 494969 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 07:12 PM

Chocolate cake going into oven right now!

 

 SLSB agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 07:23 PM

I second Gelson's!

 

 COMMENT 494971 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 07:24 PM

TYPO OOOOOOPS!! Correction to the recipe in the 960 post...the can size of the cherry pie filling is twenty one (21) oz. (not 41). Hopefully, since the reference was only to one can, you figured it out!

Bake up some valentine love!

 

 COMMENT 494993P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-14 08:24 PM

What did you end up purchasing or making and eating?!

 

 COMMENT 495035 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-15 08:56 AM

I was counting on white chocolate/strawberry heart shaped truffles from See's, but they were sold out of them by the 13th. I will plan ahead next year.

 

 COMMENT 495069P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-02-15 11:49 AM

OP here: Thank you for all the helpful suggestions! I ended up running (literally) down to Crushcakes and was able to pick up some cupcakes before they sold out. They even had coconut ones so it worked out. Thanks Crushcakes!

 

23% of comments on this page were made by Edhat Community Members.

 

 

Add Your Comments

Edhat Username

Password

Comment

Don't have an Account?

Don't know if you have an account?

Don't remember your account info?

CLICK HERE


ENJOY HAPPY HOUR! ... Between 4:00pm & 5:00pm only happy comment are allowed on the Edhat Comments Board.

If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.

 
Hide Your Handle, but show paid status (paid subscribers only)
NEW - use verified name and picture (contact ed@edhat.com to be verified)
Find out About Becoming A Paid Subscriber
NOTE: We are testing a new Comment Preview Page. You must hit OK on the next page to have your comment go live. Send Feedback to ed@edhat.com.
 

get a handle   |  lost handle

 

EDHAT COMMENTS POLICY

 

  See more articles like this

# # # #

 

Send To a Friend
Your Email
Friend's Email

Top of Page | Old News Archives | Printer-Friendly Page

  Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2014  
Edhat, Inc.