Sweet Treats for Valentines

Valentine's Day is next week, and you can probably count on at least a few frazzled customers looking for last-minute gifts. This is a perfect time for you to merchandise small packages of your everday items as quick Valentine's purchases or impulse buys.

At The Cake Cafe in Phoenix, owner Bobbie Griego has baskets full of items that include cookies, brownie bites, chocolate-covered pretzeles and chocolate-dipped strawberries, ready to go for those last-minute Valentines.

Look at your production line, and see what you can pull out and tie off in a pretty Valentine's package. Your customers who are skilled in the art of procrastination will thank you!

To see more valuable tips from The Cake Cafe, check out Discovering America's Bakeries on The Baking Channel.