Cupcakestop’s owner Lev Ekster scouted bakers. He sampled recipes. Then, he took a step that may, at first, seem illogical: he bought a truck. Ekster’s entrepreneurial spirit—and desire to share his creations with everyone—inspired him to take Cupcakestop on the road as a mobile bakery. His handpicked staff still makes cupcakes from scratch and bedecks most with a two-tiered tuft of frosting. Flavors include banana strawberry, cream-cheese brownie, peanut butter and jelly, and the red velvet, which was deemed the best on an episode of Food Network’s “Food Feuds.” Since opening in 2009, Cupcakestop has become so popular that Ekster has opened permanent locations across the tri-state area, added a second truck to his mobile fleet, and forced his cupcakes to volunteer regularly so that they remain humble. Ekster also supports his community by donating any leftovers to City Harvest, where they help feed the less fortunate.