Valentine's Day always seems to sneak up on us. One minute we're hanging the Christmas lights, the next we're worrying about romantic V-Day ideas that are affordable and doable on a last-minute timeframe. Luckily, sweet treats have always got our backs. If you love ice cream cakes and cones, Made By Marcus Calgary is serving up exactly what you're looking for with an adorable Valentine's twist.
The inventive ice cream shop has two locations in Calgary and one in Edmonton. So, no matter where you are in central Alberta, you can probably get your hands on one of their beautiful love-themed ice cream cakes.
Their heart-shaped cakes are a Valentine's Day special and they're available for pre-order now, so you should probably jump on it so you and your boo, or you by yourself, can enjoy one. No shame, either way.
Made By Marcus' creation for the occasion was previewed on their Instagram page earlier this week.
Now, this is not your childhood ice cream cake, it's an absolute work of art and the flavours could not be more sophisticated.
"Made with a meringue base, lychee ice cream, raspberry rose geleé, passion fruit mousse, and a red glaze!," explains the Instagram post. Our mouths are officially watering.
If you're just looking for a scoop or two rather than a whole cake, two of this month's flavours are Raspberry Rose Lychee and Hibiscus Grapefruit Sorbet which are pretty in pink and perfect for the day of love.
Alberta is really bringing it with the V-Day treats this year. From heart-shaped donuts in Edmonton and to these ice cream masterpieces, we can't wait to eat our way across the province next week.
If you're interested in getting your hands on an ice cream cake from Made By Marcus, you can order one from any of their locations for $35.
Cakes will be available for pickup from February 7 to 14, so you can get yours in advance and pop it in the freezer if you're one of those plan-ahead types.
According to the popular ice cream shop’s website, they use only locally sourced fairly from Vital Green Farms and naturally grown ingredients to make their ice cream from scratch.
The creative flavours make for a memorable visit every time you walk through the door.
If you want to go for a unique date in Calgary, why not go for a pink icecream cone before or after to add a little more sweetness to the night?
Valentine's Day Ice Cream Cake
Address: Two locations in Calgary and one in Edmonton
Why You Need To Go: You won't believe the decadent flavours that Made By Marcus has blended together for this epic love-themed cake.