I'm in love with custom confections (especially birthday cakes) from Margaret in the City. Margaret uses the freshest local ingredients and bakes everything the day she's going to deliver it. She also includes personalized design elements that feel so special and celebratory.  When my husband turned 30, he had friends visiting New York from Canada (where he grew up), and Margaret created the most amazing birthday cake adorned with Canadian maple leaves.  The whole party broke out in "O Canada" when we brought out the cake.  It is such a fun memory spurred by Margaret's amazing desserts!