What is Valentine’s Day good for?
1. About 1 week after Christmas, department stores and gift shops are festooned with pink and red and glittery hearts – not good
2. It is the busiest day of the year for florists. The cost of flower deliveries skyrockets, as does the cost of (imported) red roses – not good
3. The classifieds publish love messages to ‘my cute Honeybunny’ from ‘your big Fluffywuffy’ – good for a laugh but not much else
4. In the week leading up to February 14th, Adriano Zumbo Patissier presents heart-shaped macarons and Valentines cakes – finally, a WIN!
The macarons in the store are a riot of colour, and beautifully packaged, to boot.
Some of the flavours I bought – they are pastel-y and subtle.
The Valentines cake is an extravaganza of strawberry jelly and hazelnut.
Have a sweet day, everyone!