There are cupcakes, and then there are Friandise cupcakes. Winners of LA's Fourth Annual Cupcake Challenge, these epicurean delights come laced with flavor combinations only a master could dream up. That’s where Kirby Galli comes in: a former pastry sous chef at The Jonathan Club and Chateau Marmont, she’s channeled her talents into Friandise Pastries Inc., her latest brainchild and LA's bake shop du jour. Made fresh to order, Friandise's cakes, pies, tarts, and petite sweets are carefully handcrafted from the highest quality ingredients and come in vegan and gluten-free varieties. Cupcakes are presented in a slew of flavors (who can say no to red velvet and salted caramel?) and get fun toppings like marshmallow frosting and candied bacon, which helped Friandise's candied sweet potato cakes win the Cupcake Challenge prize. On the petite sweet menu, stunners like orange flower macarons and abuelita's chocolate cake pops make it impossible to have just one.