Satisfy your sweet tooth at these local businesses

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A 24Karrot Cake from Born and Bread Bakehouse | Photo via @bornandbreadfl

Forrest Gump told us life was like a box of chocolates, but we’re telling you that your valentine deserves more than the store-bought box you pick up at the last minute. Check out this list of local sweets for your sweet.

Born and Bread Bakehouse, 1113 Florida Ave. S. | Stop by on Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and load up on your favorites, from chocolate chip cookies to croissants, for a romantic treat on Valentine’s Day.

Cake Makers Studio, 115 S. Kentucky Ave. | With a full candy case, ice cream, and professionally decorated cakes, this local spot is home to something for everyone.

Charlie’s Mini Donuts & Coffee, 1023 E. County Rd. 540A | Grab a $5 valentine’s box, which includes four donuts, now through Valentine’s Day.

Crumbles and Cream, 113 S. Evers St. | This Catapult member + Plant City bakery is known for its traditional German recipes. Try one for yourself Tuesday-Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Honeycomb Bread Bakers, 140 6th St. SW | Stop by the Lakeland Farmers Market or the Winter Haven storefront to pick up fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies, donuts, and more.

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Funfetti cookies | Photo via @justcausebakehouse

Justcause Bakehouse, locations vary | Order an assortment of a dozen sweets, including brownies, red velvet cookies + iced sugar cookie hearts. Boxes are $25.

Milk and Honey Macarons, locations vary | Try a chocolate covered strawberry, crème brûlée, or cappuccino flavored macaron at the Valentine’s Block Party on Sat., Feb. 12 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Lakeland.

The Baking Brewer, locations vary | Try a bakes + beer pairing at Swan Brewing, Dissent Brewing, or Brew Hub to receive a box of desserts expertly paired with beers from Feb. 11-13.

The Poor Porker, 801 E. Main St. | Mini heart-shaped beignets are on the menu every weekend in February.

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