Cupcakes! My favorite. I have noticed a proliferation of cupcake shops. It seems like another way to get a "luxury item" for only $3. One of my favorites is Teacake Bakeshop in my hometown; sometimes I buy a box of 3 or 6 of them as a surprise (and always very welcome) gift.
This summer we were in Annapolis and came across Nostalgia Cupcakes - yum! They had perfect, see-through one-cupcake boxes. I felt so decadent walking down the street carrying one.
We had a birthday party in my office the other day and a colleague brought in cupcakes, from Sprinkles Cupcakes in Palo Alto. I took one for dessert at home:
It's a Mocha - Belgian dark chocolate cake with rich mocha frosting.