Cupcakes Love Me, Cupcakes Love Me Not

Photo: Melissa Hom

Valentines Day, boon to florists, bars, and enterprising restaurants, offers dessert lovers a holiday of their own. Bakeries are not shy about cashing in on the cupcake craze, and Valentines Day brings a whole slew of options. Pick up a box of edible roses from Kumquat Cupcakerys pop-up in Greenpoint, or send a love letter baked by Magnolia (ask for them at the new Dubai location!). Like flowers, desserts wont last forever, but they will endure a gym workout.

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