Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Treats Truck Pioneers Innovations in Conecakery

Conecakes!

Our post last summer on the appearance of conecakes at the Treats Truck generated a ton of interest with links from Cupcakes Take the Cake, Midtown Lunch, Serious Eats New York, Cityrag, Gothamist, Grub Street, and Zagat Buzz among others. The pro-Conecake and anti-Conecake factions each weighed in vociferously and over the past year conecakes have become regulars in the Treats Truck rotation. And just when you thought that a conecake couldn't get any better, it can. Oh yes, it can...

This just in from the Treats Truck guru herself, Kim Ima:

Conecake update! We are now making conecakes with layered cake and frosting. While I love actually baking in the cone, the cone can get too soft. Now, I'm baking the cake separately and layering cake and frosting in the cone. That way, you also get more of an icing/cake combo throughout!

Brilliant! Why hadn't anyone else thought out this?

Blondie and I had to give this a try, of course. The cone was a little crunchier, but not super crunchy--then again, with this 188% humidity, it's hard for anything to stay crispy.

Layered Conecakes from the Treats Truck

I love the layering concept and the extra frosting hidden within. There are so many possibilites--mixing vanilla and chocolate cake. Hidding a candy or chocolate in the middle etc. As a decidedly pro concake-vist, I'm looking forward to seeing what Kim does with this new conecake technology.

Keep informed of the truck's location by calling (212) 691-5226, checking their Twitter, or visiting treatstruck.com.

Previous Treats Truck Reviews:
Chocolate Chip Brownie
Animal Cookies
Spring Flowers and Passover Goodies
Crispy Squares
Valentine's Day Treats
Oatmeal Chocolate Chipper
2008 Treats Truck Wrap Up
Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcake
Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Double Chocolate Trucker
Election Day Cupcakes
Halloween Specials, Part 2
Halloween Specials, Part 1
Pecan Butterscotch Bar
Chocolate Trucker
Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip Conecakes
Mexican Chocolate Brownie
The Nutty Co-Worker and PB&J Jamwich
Conecakes
Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes
Orange Chiffon Cake
Peanut Butter Brownie
Raspberry Oatmeal Jammy
Raspberry Lemon & Mint Chocolate Swirlie Dots
Chocolate Truck Cookie
Sugar Dot
Chocolate Chipper
Carmel Creme Trucker
Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookie
Chocolate Chipper with Nuts
Mint Chocolate Trucker
Passover treats
Cinnamon Cookie

2 comments:

caronae said...

It's the saddest thing in the world that I don't live in New York anymore, and when I did, I NEVER went to the treats truck! :(

Justin said...

anytime i've ever had cupcake cones that friends made, they were terrible -- dry and gross. but i'll have to try these, since i'm a treats truck fan.