Monroe Road’s sweets for Valentine’s Day


Pour some sugar on your Valentine’s Day celebration with some sweets for your sweetheart. Monroe Road’s local bake shops have scratch-made goods and candy-coated confections that would make Cupid blush.

Here is a sampling of our faves:


Your Mom’s Donuts.  From supporting local farms to crafting donuts with quality ingredients, Mom’s thinks every donut “should be a masterpiece.”  Daily flavor offerings updated weekly. Special Valentine pre-orders for pickup on 2/14.

Valentine suggestion: “Match Maker” Valentine 4pk. Heart-shaped donuts in assorted flavor pack: raspberry white chocolate (conversation heart), chocolate covered strawberry, lemon passion fruit with lemon herb sugar, and espresso cheesecake with cocoa cookie crumbles (filled). Pre-order by Thurs. 2/11.

Address: 11025 Monroe Road





Baked Well. Dessert-focused and family owned, a variety of scratch-made items are always available for pickup and shipping.

Valentine suggestion: White Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Cake; single-serve Cake Pops

Address:  10915-D Monroe Road





Community Culinary School of Charlotte. Café and bakery with a mission. Gourmet lunches for under $10, takeout only; stop by for baked treats and sweets.

Valentine suggestion: Double Fudge Baby Bundt Cakes, Strawberry Shortcakes with Fresh Made Whipped Cream, and Valentine Cupcakes.

Address:  9315-D Monroe Road




Swirl. Specializing in made-to-order cupcakes. Choose cake flavor, select a frosting, and get creative with the toppings. They also have ice cream with fresh toppings and assorted award-winning desserts.

Valentine suggestion:  The Roxy (red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting, and crushed Oreos) or Salted Caramel Smashwiches (bite-sized and cream-filled).

Address:  1640 Oakhurst Commons Dr, #103




Sweet Spot Studios. Pastry and baking classes for all levels; cookie subscription boxes. Sweet Spot Supply Co. offers impressive specials for your Valentine.

Valentine suggestion: Death by Chocolate Breakable Mousse Cake (filled with dark chocolate mousse and sinful dark chocolate cake) and wooden mallet; Gold Dusted Breakable Heart; Valentine’s Day Cards with Mini Cookies. Must pre-order by Feb. 7th.

Address:  4418-C Monroe Road




Bake Mohr Sweets Custom-designed cakes, cake pops, cookies and many other treats.

Valentine suggestion: Pre-order by Feb 8th!  V-Day Assorted Treat Boxes – L & S sizes available – with goodies like pretzel sticks, Oreo pops, macarons, and conversation heart cookies; Chocolate-Covered Strawberry boxes; and Red Velvet Cinnamon Roll Packs.

Address: 4416-D Monroe Road



Edited to add 2/8/2021…

Mama Ward’s Cake Co.  Niche custom cake baker, Sunnie, is a Mama Boss focused on spreading the love of historical southern little layer cakes, which have been around America’s parts since the early 1800’s.

Valentine suggestion: The boiled chocolate little layer cake is the OG cake that started it all, but you may want to treat your love to the Burnt Ends Caramel Cake or the Banana Cake, which is layered with made-from-scratch banana pudding and made-from-scratch whipped cream topped with Nila wafer crumbles.

IG: @mamawardscakeco




Pet in the City.  If one of your loves is of the furry four-legged variety, try the ready-made donuts and cookies in the dessert case. They also have pet-friendly cake/cookie mixes in a box, so you can bake at home.

Address: 9600 Monroe Road



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