Valentine's Day is tomorrow and you're still scrambling for the perfect gift. It's last minute, so advance ordering is out of the question. You want that unique, over-the-top edible present that's as beautiful as it is delicious. It has to have that wow factor.
Frolic's here to save the day! No pre-orders are needed for any of the treats below. Some are take-home gifts, while others you can treat someone to or eat yourself on the spot.
Candied bacon roses, Valentine's mochi and assorted pies
Where: Sweet Revenge, 979 Robello Lane, Kalihi, 282-0234
Cost: $9-10 for pies, $15 for mochi bento, $20 for bacon roses
Details: On Valentine's Day, you can find Sweet Revenge at Downtown's Fort Street Mall Farmers Market. Pre-orders aren't required, but it's best to call ahead if you have your heart set on these treats. The Mochi Bento's special Valentine's flavors are peanut butter crunch, chantilly chocolate crunch, red velvet cream cheese crunch, chocolate cookie crunch, pumpkin crunch and chocolate-stuffed fresh strawberry. Valentine-themed pies range from the chocolate strawberry pie with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache to strawberry mochi pie with soft mochi cubes and red velvet pie with red velvet cake, cream cheese icing and white chocolate ganache drizzle. If you prefer savory snacks, ditch the long-stemmed roses for a half-dozen candied bacon roses. For Sweet Revenge's weekly schedule, check the company's Instagram or website.
Chocolate Fair treats
Where: Kulu Kulu Cake, various locations
Cost: Monthly specials are $3.50-5.25; Valentine's Cake is $11.50
Details: Kulu Kulu's Chocolate Fair celebrates the month of love with three new chocolate treats: White Chocolate Mousse Cake ($5.25) with sour strawberry mousse and sweet white chocolate mousse, Raspberry Chocolate Cake ($3.50) with a rich cacao flavor and raspberry sauce topping, and a dense Sachertorte German Chocolate Cake ($4.95) with an apricot jam layer and ganache topping. A Valentine's Cake ($11.50) available Feb. 12 to 14 is a heart-shaped chocolate cheesecake topped with two heart-shaped macarons.
Edible heart-shaped box of chocolates, raspberry yuzu bonbons
Where: Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, 2233 Helumoa Rd., Waikiki, 921-7272
Cost: $95 for heart-shaped box, $3.50 for raspberry bonbons
Details: During Valentine's week, Halekulani's new restaurant and bakery is selling an edible heart-shaped box filled with 14 bonbons and wrapped caramels. The entire chocolate box is edible, including the flowers. From Feb. 8 through the end of the month you can buy special raspberry and yuzu chocolate bonbons; large and small cakes will be available Feb. 13 to 15.
Emoji and heart-shaped macarons
Where: Sugar Hut, 87-070 Farrington Hwy., Waianae, 722-7539
Details: Sugar Hut's kawaii treats include heart-shaped macarons ($1.95), macarons with cute messages ($2.50) and adorable emoji macarons in packs of four ($10).
Heart-shaped cake pops, heart-shaped assorted box
Where: We Heart Cake, 3468 Waialae Ave, Kaimuki, 533-2253
Cost: $4 per cake pop, $4.25 for red velvet cupcakes, $35 for assorted heart-shaped boxes
Details: These heart-shaped cake pops in chocolate, vanilla and red velvet will be available on Valentine's Day only (unless you've pre-ordered). The bakery's signature "Reddy for Love" red velvet cupcakes are available daily. If your special someone has a major sweet tooth, heart-shaped assorted boxes ($35) come stocked with treats like Muddy Buddy party mix, assorted teas in heart-shaped packets, decorated cookies and a Valentine's cone loaded with M&M candies and meringue hearts.
Where: Malu Honolulu, 661 Keeaumoku St., Ala Moana, 600-7104
Details: Malu's special Valentine's Day cake and heart-shaped mcarons are available until Feb. 14. The heart-shaped white chocolate pistachio mousse cake is designed for two people to share. Heart-shaped macarons have a raspberry-chocolate filling and are best enjoyed in the store because of their delicate texture.
Much Love Mochi pancakes
Where: M.A.C. 24/7, 2500 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki, 921-5564
Details: M.A.C. 24/7's Valentine's-themed Much Love Mochi is the restaurant's Valentine-themed pancake of the month — a short stack of mochi pancakes covered with strawberry slices, chocolate chips, whipped cream and Oreo cookie crumbles. It's available all month.
Red velvet soft serve
Where: Thrills Soft Serve, 510 Piikoi St., Ala Moana, 888-6860
Details: Red velvet is one of Thrills' featured February flavors and its most popular. Make it more Instagram-worthy with Thrills' dark cocoa vanilla butter cone and extra toppings. The first topping is free, additional toppings are 50 cents and premium toppings are up to $1 more.
Rose white chocolate-filled kouign amann
Where: La Tour Cafe, various locations
Details: This special kouign amann's rose white chocolate ganache is made with a rose champagne reducrtion infused with white chocolate, cream and butter for a rich, indulgent filling.
Signature chocolate truffles
Where: The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave., Kahala, 739-8760
Cost: $42 for the 16-piece set
Details: Available until Saturday, Feb. 15 at Plumeria Beach House, these limited-edition truffles come in strawberry guava with white chocolate, lilikoi with Valrhona chooclate, coconut with Jivara milk chocolate with Malibu rum, and kahlua with Equatoriale dark chocolate with kahlua liqueur. Pre-orders aren't required but are recommended (call 739-8760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Valentine cake bombs
Where: Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery, 3632 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki, 738-8200
Details: Pipeline's Valentine cake bomb is a strawberry cake with strawberry glaze dipped in velvety chocolate. It's available until Fat Tuesday, Feb. 25, but after Valentine's Day, quantities will be more limited. Other featured Valentine's treats include "Be My Valentine" ice cream with chocolate-dipped strawberries (available Friday through Sunday), strawberry dream cake, strawberry and chocolate cream puffs and strawberry cheesecakes with a strawberry swirl.