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Cakes & Shit Is Adding Anti-Valentine's Day Baked Goods to Its February 14 Range for 2024

Sweet treats aren't just for lovey-dovey couples this year thanks to this Paddington bakery with a big sense of humour.
By Sarah Ward
January 12, 2024
By Sarah Ward
January 12, 2024

No one could ever accuse Paddington's Cakes & Shit of not knowing how to have a laugh. The Brisbane bakery's wares are whipped up with a sense of humour among the key ingredients, as you'd expect of somewhere making cakes in the shape of penises, butts and boobs, and also 'bag of dicks' cookies. So, of course the Given Terrace spot approaches Valentine's Day in the same irreverent fashion. New in 2024: expanding its February 14 range to include anti-Valentine's goodies for when you just want to tuck into a slice topped with the words "fuck love".

"Last year, the message from our anti-lovers was clear: 'what about me, it isn't fair, etc'," said the Cakes & Shit team about the genesis of its new baked treats.

As well as the black heart cake with glitter cherries and that aforementioned phrase nixing all things romantic, you can also order a cake that looks like any other white-iced version from the outside, then oozes raspberry coulis when you cut into it — like you're stabbing a heart.

The anti-Valentine's black mini heart cake gets straight to the point, adorned simply with "nope". You can opt for a large cookie shaped like a broken heart, too, and personalise your message. Plus, the bakery's curse cookies have gotten the down-with-love treatment, with "happy extortion day" among the most SFW phrases available. Parks and Recreation fans, "Happy Galentine's Day" is another.

Can't choose between cake and cookies? There's also a gift pack with both.

If you fall in the happily swooning camp this year, the Valentine's Day selection filled with pink-hued bites with sunnier — but still funny — messages are also on offer. Curse cookies, mini candy heart cakes with "sex?" and "eat me" on top, large cookies to personalise with a warmer and saucier statement: they're among your picks.

The heart-shaped macarons, cream-cheese filled red velvet crack cookies, truffle boxes and cupcake packs let you pick a card to go with them, to tell your plus one "I just fucking love you", "let's get naked" and "10/10 would bang again", among other choices. And if this seems like a hefty range of options, it's Cakes & Shit's biggest February 14 selection yet.

For the first time, the bakery is doing deliveries on the day itself, to Brisbane metro and CBD areas — of the Valentine's Day and anti-Valentine's goodies.

Find Cakes & Shit at 233b Given Terrace, Paddington, open 8am–4pm Monday–Thursday and 8am–6pm Friday — or head to the bakery's website.

Published on January 12, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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