Gluten-free cupcake from Cupcake!

“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.

Cupcake Food Truck in Minneapolis; Courtesy: Alexa Cushman

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.

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3 Responses to “Twin Cities Get a Taste of a Great Gluten Free Cupcake”

  1. Sorry, this probably isn’t an appropriate place to pass this on, but I could not find an email contact address for this blog.

    Anna over at True Thai Restaurant has just posted something to her blog I think you would find interesting:

    http://annastruethainews.blogspot.com/2011/08/fake-true-thai.html

    Tom Yum (or Tom Yam) is a pretty safe soup for those with Celiac, but Trader Joe’s is selling Tom Yam in a bag and it’s loaded with wheat! I subscribe to both your blogs via RSS, and her post just went up this morning.

    I don’t have Celiac, but avoiding wheat has helped me with minor joint problems so I do appreciate your blog.

  2. I work in downtown Minneapolis and have tried several of their Gluten-Free cupcakes – all are delicious! It also makes it easy to get a gluten-filled cupcake to take home to my husband – and they know to package them separately. Great GF treat option!

  3. I am sorry, but I have to disagree with the crowd on this one. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED Cupcake before going gluten-free in May 2010. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to try the black bottom gluten-free cupcake from the food truck downtown since I had yet to find a delicious GF option for cakes.

    Bottom line – I was disappointed. The texture was weird. It just fell apart. And the after-taste left a lot to be desired.

    I am going to pass on the GF cupcakes from Cupcake after the attempt. I will continue to get my desserts from French Meadow & The Wedge for GF options!

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