Once there was cake, and it was good, but today there are myriad manifestations of the baked dessert; we have cupcakes, cake balls, cake pops, whoopee pies and personal cakes in cute little jars — and the list goes on.

Yep, things are pretty good in the pastry world.

The best thing in contemporary cake is the creative, rich, fearless flavors.

And, of course, who doesn’t love convenient cake derivatives — those forms that require no utensils or cleanup?

Those coveted characteristics must have helped shape the idea for the cupcake push-ups, by neighborhood residents Meghan Adams and Kristen Adams Scott, founders of The Hospitality Sweet, a baking business the sisters started from home after becoming moms.

The five-bite treats function like the old orange ice cream push-ups, but with cake, icing and various fillings as the contents. Oh and what creative contents they offer — margarita cake layered with tequila lime buttercream, pumpkin roulade with sweetened mascarpone and crystalized ginger and s’mores with toasted marshmallow, to name a few.

The Hospitality Sweet also offers the old fashioned form of cake, an actual whole cake, for which the birthday boy or girl will go nuts..

And, as with all items on the sisters’ sweet menu, the packaging is so aesthetically enjoyable, you almost hate to dig into them.

Almost.

Get in your order for these crowd pleasers and learn more about the sisters other offerings at thehospitalitysweet.com.