One of the fun things about the food truck scene in Austin is that many of their trucks are very cool retro Airstream trailers. I just love the aesthetic of an Airstream , they lack the harsh corners and edges that so many trucks have giving the impression of a giant silver Twinkie. In short, they just look friendly. And when you have an Airstream with a giant rotating pink-frosted cupcake on top like Hey Cupcake on South Congress how could you not be friendly?
Hey Cupcake in Austin serves up “Texas-sized” cupcakes. The cupcake are $3, but I’ve seen more expensive, much smaller cupcakes around these parts—I wonder how many quarter-sized $1 cupcakes you could fit in a Texas cupcake…). After a bit of deliberation I chose the Mint Rushmore because 1) the name is awesome and hilarious and 2) how could I resist peppermint buttercream on an Andes Mint chocolate cake. The truck offers a complimentary filler-up known as a “whipper snapper” and will fill your cupcake with fresh whipped cream on request. It sounded good to me but I knew that I wouldn’t be eating the cupcake until later and I wasn’t quite sure how the whipped cream would fare in the Texas heat.
The cupcake didn’t need it anyhow. The cake was super moist and chocolatey with a nice hint of mint and while the butter cream might not have been super fancy, it was minty and sweet and that’s fine by me!