With Valentine's Day narrowing quickly in, it's time to start thinking about what sort of baked goods you're going to make for your loved ones. I'll be making heart shaped chocolate cookie and strawberry ice cream sandwiches for my dad and shortbread hearts dipped in chocolate for my mom. Of course I'll need some specialized Valentine's Day bakeware to make these delicious dream desserts reality. I'm the eternal single girl and know that the only way I'll get a gift on Valentine's Day is if I buy it for myself. I'll splurge for fabulous moi (hey, if you can't love yourself you'll never be capable of loving that special someone) on love themed bakeware. Buy these items as gifts for yourself so you can make tasty love treats for those you love.

There is no better way to show someone how much you care for them than with a sweet edible homemade heart. A heart shaped cookie cutter is a must for making ice cream sandwiches and shortbread hearts. You can purchase a copper heart cookie cutter set for $24.95.

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You've got the cookie cutter to make heart shaped cookies, but what about a heart shaped cake? Kitchenaid makes a pale pink silicone heart shaped cake pan that will produce light, moist cakes full of love. It may be a little pricey for a cake pan at $15.99 but ten percent of the purchase gets donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Love yourself and spread some love at the same time.

No baker would be safe without her handy dandy measuring cups, and around Valentine's Day add a little love to your cakes and candies with these fun heart shaped measuring cups. Who knew you could measure love? This set of standard 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1 cup are only $12 and come in a pretty pink and red color scheme.

Equally important to the measuring cups, a beautiful baker can not exist without a spatula to scrape down the side of the bowls when mixing batters. This translucent pink spatula with tiny red hearts will whip up romantic goodies that will make your lover swoon. It's on sale for $9.99, so get two and send one to your sister or mom with a recipe for Coeur a la Creme.