- $14 for one dozen decorate-your-own cupcakes ($26 value)
Shannon Sylvia guides a frosting-cloaked spatula across made-to-order confections at Shancakes. The shop’s 41 flavors to choose from, which range from lemon to devil’s food cake, bake into everything from tiered cakes to dainty cupcakes, and staffers coat the treats in made-from-scratch buttercream. The customizable goodies, which come in gluten- and sugar-free incarnations. In addition to cakes in the form of guitars, and Coach purses, the bakers forge majestic wedding cakes.