There are loads of sweet ways to show your family some love on Valentine’s Day, but we’re partial to sugar-laden sentiments! We gathered up a few of our favorite at-home kits for the ultimate Valens-DIY.  There’s an exploding cupcake, a magical unicorn cake and even a simple frost-your own cookie kit. Show your family how much they mean to you this Valentine’s Day weekend with one of these at-home sweet treat kits. All you need to add is love!

photo: Caketime

Make a Magical Cake

Make Valentine's Day a Valens-DIY! Caketime is an all-the-time DIY cake decorating studio in Northern Virginia! You can come to this Chantilly shop for some masked fun, pick-up a to-go DIY kit or have cookies or a cake delivered. As a dedicated DIY shop, Caketime has a number of sweet projects to fill your Valentine's Day weekend, from a magical unicorn cake to a simple cupcake kit. Why buy just one? 

4300 Chantilly Shopping Center, Ste #1H
Chantilly, VA
703-657-0999
Online: caketimediy.com

Explode with Love (and Sprinkles!)

These EXPLOSIVE cupcakes aren't just for icing. You can fill them with sprinkles, too! Cut out the centers and let your kids add their favorite sprinkles, top with frosting and, you guessed it!, more sprinkles (or fancy DIY chocolate toppers). When you cut into these cupcakes, they spill their sweet contents out like a mini (edible) piñata! Each kit comes with 6 cupcakes and all you need to make these pint-sized cakes explode! Henry's Sweet Retreat in Bethesda also has DIY cookies in addition to these decorate-your-own cupcakes; all are available for curbside pick up or delivery.

4823 St. Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, MD
240-483-0485
Online: henryssweetretreat.com

photo: Sprinkles

Frost-a-Roo

If you have three sweet little munchkins at home, or you and your partner have just one huggable, lovable tiny, this box of to-be-frosted chocolate chip cookies is meant for sharing! Three oversized cookies come with all you need to whip up the ultimate Valentine's treat. The Valentine's Frost-a-Roos also comes in a gluten-free version. Get ready to add shimmering sprinkles to these mega-sized treats. Frost-a-Roos are available for pick-up, delivery or can be shipped to you from Sprinkles in Georgetown. 

3015 M Street NW
Georgetown
202-450-1610
Online: sprinkles.com

photo: Buttercream Bakeshop

Pipe Some Flowers

Pick up this DIY cookie kit at Buttercream Bakeshop on Feb. 13 or 14 (limited delivery is also available for DC residents on Feb. 14). Each kit includes 6 sugar cookies to frost with vanilla buttercream for at-home fun. Included in the kit are rosette tips so you can make pretty floral cookies and have some family-fun with piping. Don't forget the sprinkles! 

1250 9th St. NW
Mt Vernon Square
202-735-0102
Online: buttercream-bakeshop.square.site

DIY Your Own Box of Chocolates

Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies in Northern Virginia is a one-stop shop for those looking to up their baking game. You'll find fondants, sprinkles and cookie cutters galore here. They also have DIY kits to go; pick up this Valentine's Day Cupcake Kit that lets you create cupcakes that look like your favorite box of chocolates! Want some hand-holding while you frost your creations? Fran's is offering a Parent & Me class for Valentine's Day with special guest Dawn Alston, a former Food Networks competitor. 

10927 Main St.
Fairfax, VA
703-352-1471
Online: franscakeandcandy.com

photo: Neighborhood Provisions

Celebrate Your Kiddotine

Make Valentine's Day sweeter this year with a Kiddotine Goody Box from Neighborhood Provisions. Each kit includes 2 sugar cookies and 2 cake pops your little sweetheart can hand paint with fondant. For larger families, order Neighborhood Provisions' cookie decorating kit, which includes 6 sugar cookies. DIY cookie kits are available for delivery on Feb. 13 or you can pick up your pre-ordered sweet treats at one of their five locations (listed below). 

Bluejacket
300 Tingey St. SE
Navy Yard
202-524 4862

Rustico Alexandria
827 Slaters Lane
Alexandria VA
703-224 5051

Rustico Arlington
4075 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA
571-384-1820

Red Apron Mosaic
8298 Glass Alley
Fairfax VA
703-676-3550

Owen’s Ordinary
11820 Trade St.
North Bethesda, MD
301-245-1226

Online: nrgprovisions.com

Choose Your Own Flavors

Mix-and-match your favorite cupcake flavors, icing colors and sprinkles for a vegan treat this Valentine's Day. Plant-based bakeshop Sticky Fingers is offering DIY cupcake kits, make-your-own brownie kits and a chocolate covered strawberry cupcake virtual baking class for the ultimate sugar rush this Valentine's Day weekend. Pre-order your sweet treats for curbside pick up. 

1370 Park Rd. NW
Columbia Heights
202-299-9700
Online: stickyfingersbakery.com

—Meghan Yudes Meyers

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