“That was the most AMAZING” cupcake I’ve ever had” my 12-year-old daughter with celiac belted out after trying a gluten free cupcake from none other than Cupcake, a Twin Cities-based cupcake shop.
Cupcake’s storefront is a place I’m more familiar with since it’s right across the street from KSTP-TV where I used to work. But now they have a mobile unit and they’re “spreading the sweetness throughout the city” — according to the mobile unit’s Twitter page.
I had heard about the truck that has been in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul this summer– but since I don’t work in either downtown, I hadn’t had the opportunity to experience it — until now.
Friday, I went out to lunch with a friend of mine in Minneapolis who’s leaving to work in Washington, DC (yup! Lookout DC you’re getting another person with celiac disease!!!) and she noticed the Cupcake truck and reminded me that every time she’s gone over there they’ve had a gluten-free option and that they keep them separate from the others.
On Friday they had two kinds: a pistachio flavor and a plain “Betty”– it is a vanilla cupcake with a vanilla frosting. The vanilla one is what Emma had when she called it “Amazing”. Her cupcake was $2.50– and it wasn’t big. It was probably the size of what a cupcake should be, instead of those massive cupcakes or muffins you often see at bakeries. You can find out the locations and the flavors of the day on their Twitter page as well.
If you work in downtown Minneapolis and see it — go check them out. They had one person on the outside answering questions and one person on the inside getting the cupcakes. I am sure they’d be happy to answer any questions you had. I also saw on their Twitter feed that they’re in St. Paul earlier in the week.
If you are near their storefront, you should inquire about the gluten free cupcake as well. When I worked across the street and went there occasionally for a sandwich, they didn’t have any gluten free choices. So I haven’t seen how they display and serve the items in the store.