It's gimmicky, but we love when big things are shrunk into smaller packages.
Take the goods at Crumbs Bakeshop, whose ninth local outpost just opened on 3rd Avenue at 53rd Street: $18 buys you a dozen elaborately frosted miniatures (about two bites each, or one if you have zero restraint whatsoever) of their trademark oversized 'cakes. You can't handpick your flavors -- raspberry swirl! heath bar! devil dog! -- and frankly, we love that too, because sometimes, even control freaks need a day off. A dozen of these makes the perfect hostess gift for all the rooftop barbecues you'll be invited to this summer.
Crumbs Bakeshop, 880 Third Avenue (53rd Street)