sweet-looking sweets for your valentine

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If you’re buying chocolates for Valentine’s Day, you can do a lot better than a heart-shaped box from the drugstore. Chris Glass’s lovely photo alerted us to MarieBelle, where the chocolates are almost too beautiful to eat. Shelterrific contributor Meg D. also recently linked to chocolates that are not only delightful to behold, they’re organic. Now that’s beautiful.

Need more Valentine’s Day inspiration? Read on:
Jonathan Adler’s anger/joy mugs
Sweet mugs for Valentine’s Day

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valentine's gift idea: adler's new anger/joy mugs

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Jonathan Adler has a new collection of porcelain and ceramic goodies up on his site, but our favorite are these new Anger/Joy apothecary mugs. The perfect gift for anyone expecting a bi-polar Valentine’s Day, they’re made of translucent glazed porcelain, hand thrown with apothecary details added afterwards. Perfect for sipping a hot-toddie while contemplating the ups and downs of a love affair. $24 each.

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valentine’s gift idea: adler’s new anger/joy mugs

shelter_angerjoy.jpg

Jonathan Adler has a new collection of porcelain and ceramic goodies up on his site, but our favorite are these new Anger/Joy apothecary mugs. The perfect gift for anyone expecting a bi-polar Valentine’s Day, they’re made of translucent glazed porcelain, hand thrown with apothecary details added afterwards. Perfect for sipping a hot-toddie while contemplating the ups and downs of a love affair. $24 each.

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wonder mold's party girl cake

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This weekend a few of my wonderful, longtime friends threw a baby shower for Chad and I in our apartment. The piece de resistance? This amazing baby-bump doll cake made by Laurent. Isn’t she just divine? To make one of your own (with our without the bump) you start with a Wilton Wonder Mold Kit, which comes with a “skirt” shaped pan and half a doll that fits nicely in the center. Laurent gave ours a little hair styling to match my cropped do, and used raisin bread to plump up the belly. The cake itself was devil’s food — yum. And the final touches, little plastic babies and sugar flowers which dotted her dress. As much fun as she was to admire, it was even more delightful to slice and serve. — Angela M.

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wonder mold’s party girl cake

shelter_bellycake.jpg

This weekend a few of my wonderful, longtime friends threw a baby shower for Chad and I in our apartment. The piece de resistance? This amazing baby-bump doll cake made by Laurent. Isn’t she just divine? To make one of your own (with our without the bump) you start with a Wilton Wonder Mold Kit, which comes with a “skirt” shaped pan and half a doll that fits nicely in the center. Laurent gave ours a little hair styling to match my cropped do, and used raisin bread to plump up the belly. The cake itself was devil’s food — yum. And the final touches, little plastic babies and sugar flowers which dotted her dress. As much fun as she was to admire, it was even more delightful to slice and serve. — Angela M.

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