The Cupcake Truck

One of the delights of working on a college campus is that there are food vendors everywhere.  Hot dog stands, burrito stands, Thai stands…  You name a food and they’ve probably figured out how to serve it out the back of a truck on this campus.  Personally, I think this is one of Yale’s greatest assets.  If it were up to me, I’d include the food trucks on the campus tour.

And I have done my civic duty by testing out as many of these meals on wheels since I’ve been here.  But the other day I spotted one that I hadn’t seen before.  Painted on the side of an old ice cream truck were the words, “The Cupcake Truck.”  Cupcake truck, you say?  That’s right, the Cupcake truck.  I mentioned this sighting to a group of co-workers later in the day, who all enthusiastically agreed it was the greatest piece of excellence that Yale University has ever produced.  It is exactly what it says it is – a truck that sells cupcakes.

(Pause for heavenly music and trumpets)

So this past week, I decided to see what this traveling sugar show was all about.  Oh.  Holy. Goodness.  Prepare yourselves for this:

On the side of the truck are three different categories – cake, icing, and toppings.  And under each heading there are at least 20 different options.  And you choose from each heading!  Its the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.  You could have red velvet cake with banana icing topped with red hots.  Or you could have strawberry cake with french vanilla icing topped with M&Ms.  Or you could have chocolate cake with peanut butter icing topped with Reese Pieces.  Or…

As I stood next to the massive line of students, faculty, staff, and one family with four screaming children, I found myself drooling on the person next to me.  Sadly, the Cupcake Truck violates both of my “I’m Fat” and “I’m Poor” campaigns, so I did not allow myself to partake of the goodies.  Instead I just stood there staring.  And then someone asked me if I was in line and I said, “No, but do you mind if I watch you eat that cupcake?”

That’s when I removed myself from temptation and left the scene.  But I’ll be back!  Oh, yes.  I will be back.  I don’t care if I sprout a fifth chin, I will eat one of those cupcakes.  Maybe I’ll have vanilla cake with peppermint icing and mint cookie topping…  Or pineapple cake with mango icing and coconut topping…  Or chocolate cake with marshmellow icing topped with strawberries…  Or…

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10 responses to “The Cupcake Truck

  1. moderncranberry

    Oh man I’m so glad we don’t have one of those here on my campus. I’d be a walrus…

    I really want a chocolate cake with cream cheese icing and red hots on top!

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  3. Alice Cooper's Stalker

    Sounds like a great concept. I wonder how well they do and how much it costs to run. Slightly off topic observation, but why do ice cream trucks always look like they are on their last leg? They are rusted, dirty and poorly presented. The people working on them always remind me of a mug shot I saw somewhere. Yet the kids gather around anyway. One of the great mysteries of the universe.

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  5. Well done for not sccumbing to sweet temptation 🙂 Still, moderation is the key so grab one and share it with Chris ya 😀

    Have a nice weekend folks!

    Betty
    Singapore

  6. Ooooh, sounds so delicious! I love cupcakes! I happened to luck up on a cupcake bakery here at home and they have the most delicious flavors!

  7. emielli

    That is just incredibly amazing. I’ve never heard of anything like that. I wonder if the cupcakes were of a decent quality? I would definitely try it.

  8. Ginny

    OH MY LORD… That sounds so heavenly. Perhaps I’ll become a CEO of a cupcake truck? I really just want the title…

  9. You know how you have those moments like “why didn’t I think of that?!” I would totally open a cupcake shop like that if I had the money to do it….
    Oh, and one other thing… no more posts about sweets! At least not until after I have this baby and can reunite with my true love…

  10. stressedspelledbackwards

    Wow that sounds like the most wonderful thing I’ve ever heard of. I wish they’d had that at my college!