Indulge at local patisseries that whip up decadent desserts in dozens of fanciful flavors. Red Velvet Cupcakery (Main Gate Square, 943 E. University Blvd., Ste. 165, and La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 287) offers signature Southern Belle cupcakes and vanilla-infused cakes with buttercream. At CupCakes (Crossroads Festival, 4811 E. Grant Rd. #127), sample seasonally inspired cupcakes, such as pumpkin spice. Try Mini's (Casas Adobes Plaza, 7051 N. Oracle Rd.) original creations, including coconut-rum confections and pineapple upside-down cupcakes. Or taste 20 flavor combinations, such as banana cake with chocolate chips, at Sweet Things Cupcake Shoppe (Foothills Mall, 7475 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 414).