This time of year, the shelves inside Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie, the oh-so-cute bakery in downtown Davenport, are filled with cookies resembling engagement rings and pinks hearts inscribed with "I love you" written in cursive, red velvet cakes and pink cupcakes topped with pink macaroons. 

In other words, the bakery has been going all out for Valentine's Day. 

Oh So Sweet opened its doors on Monday, which is typically one of its two off days of the week, to accommodate Valentine's-related orders and held a "Galentine's Day" cake decorating class on Tuesday. Bakers have kept extra busy filling orders from a special Valentine's menu, featuring chocolate covered strawberries, heart-shaped peanut butter cookies and strawberry cheesecake, with a pressing deadline: Today.

But, the eatery has also made room on its heart-shaped cookies for those who love to hate the holiday.

Almost two weeks after hosting a Valentine's Day cookie decorating class, the eatery hosted a sold-out Anti-Valentine's Day cookie decorating class on Sunday, describing it on Facebook  this way: "Not feeling all warm and fuzzy when you think of Valentine’s Day? Then we have the perfect class for you!"

Owner Tiphanie Cannon led participants through the process of decorating an array of cookies championing a less-than-cheery attitude toward Valentine's Day.

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There were grumpy cat cookies and cookies inscribed with the words "tacos before vatos" and "fries before guys." Class-goers could choose to write a name or simply, "Boys," on their voodoo doll cookies as well as what to write on jumbo candied heart cookies, though, the sample featured the phrase, "I love you when I'm drunk." 

Besides the class, Oh So Sweet has also offered cookies decorated with the words, "Relationship goals: To have one." 

Oh So Sweet isn't the only bakery celebrating the alternative side of Valentine's. From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Baked Beer and Bread Company is hosting a "Let's All Eat Our Feelings" event , featuring an "It's Not Me, It's You," happy hour and treats such as edible cookie dough, "Love Sucks"- adorned heart cookies and booze-infused cupcakes.

So, whether you're celebrating Valentine's, Galentine's or Singles Awareness Day, Quad-City bakeries have you covered with plenty of sweet things to enjoy. 


Amanda Hancock is a reporter covering food, arts and entertainment in the Quad-Cities (and beyond).