It’s time we talk sweets! I am not one of those health freaks (although I admire your determination) who can swear off sugar or sweet treats. I did it once for an entire month and no one liked me because of the crank I turned into. As I learn what kind of life I want to lead, I know I want to be able to enjoy a sinfully sweet dessert on occasion – thank goodness I like to run!
Hey Cupcake! Trailer
South Congress Trailer Park
I’ve known about this trailer for years. My friend Lyndsay sent me a picture of it once because I used to be a cupcake-making queen in college (at one point declaring I was going to have my own place, appropriately called “Sprenkels Cupcakes”….someone beat me to that.) Finally I went to check it out. This sweet trailer is credited by Austin Monthly for starting the food trailer madness here. It’s a cute, almost vintage-looking trailer with a gigantic spinning cupcake on top. If the cupcake’s turnin’ you know they’re open for business.
There are several locations around town and even an actual building store (as opposed to a trailer). They have a pretty basic menu – if you’re looking for really exotic or changing flavors, this place might not be for you. But for a damn good, simple cupcake this is the place. They’ve got all the classics like white on white, white with chocolate, double chocolate, chocolate with white, carrot cake, red velvet and a new pumpkin flavor (probably because they’ve heard fall is coming too….). There are gluten free varieties too! I chose the carrot cake.
It was fabulous! There was just the perfect amount of cream cheese icing on top of a very nutty and slightly spiced pumpkin cake. An excellent choice. They also serve coffee, milk and bottled water. The night I was there, a cowboy was sitting on some milk crates playing his guitar right next to the patio tables where we were sitting. He sang a wide range of things from Johnny Cash to Willie Nelson. Despite the heat, we stayed for a few songs under the bubble lights and I couldn’t help but wonder what his story is.
If you wanna try a cupcake, sign up for their e-mailing list and you get a buy one, get one coupon! Get more info on their website – www.heycupcake.com.
What flavor would you choose?! Happy Friday 🙂