Looking to class up your Ohio State-watching party? A trio of local sweets spots make it easy to move beyond the Block-O-shaped cakes with some pretty - and pretty delicious - seasonal desserts.

Looking to class up your Ohio State-watching party? A trio of local sweets spots make it easy to move beyond the Block-O-shaped cakes with some pretty — and pretty delicious — seasonal desserts.

Ohio State-themed gift box

Le Chocoholique

601 N. High St., Short North

These milk chocolates are carefully hand-painted to evoke Buckeye football helmets. Inside is peanut butter and chocolate ganache. If you haven’t checked out this newish Short North chocolate boutique yet, by the way, you should. These are just the tip of the iceberg — they stock hundreds of different fancy chocolates, including themed options like these perfect for parties.

Scarlet & Grey ice cream sandwich

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Multiple locations

jenisicecreams.com

Earl Grey ice cream is laced with sugar-coated cherries and packed between two scarlet-tinged, made-from-scratch almond macarons. Cherry’s sort of a surprising companion for Earl Grey, but the pairing works — as Jeni’s pairings always do.

Buckeye Nation cupcake

Bakery Gingham

189 Thurman Ave., German Village

bakerygingham.com

A homemade buckeye is baked into the center of this chocolate cupcake, topped with peanut butter-flavored buttercream frosting and festive sprinkles. Way more impressive than a plain old plate of buckeye candies.