Local Bakery Identifies New Trend in Valentine’s Day Shopping
Nicola’s Donuts and More Gears Up for Busiest and ‘Sweetest’ Holiday of the Year
Tampa, Fla. (February 6, 2013) – Now in its 30th year of business, local bakery Nicola’s Donuts (with locations on West Busch Boulevard and North Dale Mabry Highway) knows what to expect on Valentine’s Day. In gearing up for the holiday, owners Rachel Waatti and Michele Kaw, who assumed ownership of the bakeries in 2011, will incorporate new menu items, and various Valentine’s Day-themed donuts and cupcakes, knowing that their treats and personalized orders will be in high demand.
“You often hear of local florists and restaurants being busy on Valentine’s Day as many make plans for gifts and romantic gestures, but bakeries have become a popular stop,” said Michele Kaw, owner of Nicola’s Donuts. “Each year, we anticipate one of our busiest days of the year and try to come up with new, personalized ideas for our cupcakes, as well as donuts, to make someone’s Valentine’s Day a memorable one.”
For those looking for a truly sweet Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one, Nicola’s shares the following ideas and tips:
Spell out a message. At Nicola’s, the owners are able to spell out messages of love using fondant, sprinkles or icing. What better way to literally say “I Love You”, “Marry Me”, and “Be Mine”, than with arguably the best cupcakes in town?
Ask for flowers. Still leaning towards flowers for a loved one? Why not make them edible? Nicola’s bakers are true artists and can create a bouquet of cupcakes with the floral decoration of your choosing.
Plan dessert at home. After finishing your entre at a restaurant, turn down dessert and head home for a more intimate dessert: cupcakes and candlelight.
“Personalized cupcakes are available year-round, not just on Valentine’s Day,” added Kaw. “Just be sure to call ahead to give us time to make a customized topper or decor for you.”