I've been dying for a cupcake and last Saturday on my lil' outing, I went to French's Bakery in Irvine. I was so happy to get two chocolate chip cookies and a vanilla cupcake for $2.10. It was strange not to pay $4 for a cupcake. I highly recommend this neighborhood bakery.
French's Bakery - http://frenchspastry.com/home.html