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Carly's Better Bites
Showstopper comin' through.

On any given week, it seems we’re on the hunt for surprising little treats to send to a friend (“Congrats, boss lady!”) or take to a party (“40 is the new...everything”).

We could swing by Baked by Melissa (always a crowd-pleaser) or go with something entirely new, like Carly’s Better Bites.

Homemade by former fashion publicist Carly Shapiro right here in New York, they’re two bites of moist cake, colorfully decorated and customizable. Shapiro lets you specifically request the cake flavors (from red velvet to cookie dough), the frosting color and the candy toppings (Reese’s, please). Assorted variety packs ($12 a half dozen or $20 a dozen) are also an option.

So why are they called “better” bites? Because these little nuggets are gluten-free. But honestly, you can’t taste the difference, and we recommend them regardless of your needs.

To get yours, email and give her a list of what you’d like. (Remember Cake Clique? It’s kinda like that.) Since she’s still a small operation, orders must be placed a week in advance. Two-day nationwide shipping is included, or if you’d rather pick up directly from Shapiro in Tribeca, use the code “PICKUP” to get $8 off your total.

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