OK, it’s August and maybe you have no interest in turning your oven on unless it’s to make a peach pie. Fair enough. If you live in Brooklyn, you can trot on over to Ovenly in Williamsburg and get Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin to fork over one of their confections.
If you don’t live in Brooklyn, though, it may still be worth your while to brave the heat for the sake of the pistachio-cardamom cupcakes with dark-chocolate ganache. They’re potent enough keep you buzzing for days, but maybe only if you eat three.