Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England radio personality and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences.

I don't know about you, but if I walk through the door on Valentine's Day with a heart shaped confection that looks like this, my husband will turn into the emoji with hearts for eyes. Behold, the Red Velvet Sweetheart Cake exclusively at Fresh AF Bakeshop:

Taryn Merrill via Facebook
Taryn Merrill via Facebook

Taryn Merrill attended Johnson and Whales where she earned her degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Since graduating, she has made her way around New England as a cake decorator and pastry cook. Now, she is an adjunct pastry professor at Lakes Region Community College!

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Fresh AF Bakeshop is located out of her home in Newmarket but she has big dreams of renovating the barn on her property into a full-scale baking and teaching kitchen. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Taryn just yet but I can just tell from her social media presence and website that she is both hard-working and talented. She's a go-getter and I love supporting local people like that.

By the way, there's more where that red velvet cake came from. She has a Chocolate Sweetheart Cake for those chocolate lovers out there, cocoa bombs, and the treat that put Fresh AF on the map ... The Strawberry Shortcake.

If you were planning on spoiling your sweetheart with treats on V-day, you might as well support a local business at the same time. Hit up Fresh AF Bakeshop on Facebook or check out their Valentine's Day Presale on their website.

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