Before cupcakes, the only vehicle for frosting consumption was the bare hand, and the only place to load frosting onto that vehicle was the neighborhood frosting bucket. Eat frosting from highly evolved cupcakes at most any locale with today's Groupon: for $2, you get two cupcakes (a $4 value) at the Buttercream Cupcake Truck.
From its converted 1988 mail truck adorned with painted sprinkles, Buttercream dishes out sweet-smelling miniature masterpieces. Each hand-held cake is crafted exclusively from natural ingredients such as cream butter, whole eggs, and dark chocolate. The menu offers cupped classics (such as yellow cake with vanilla cream), concepts coopted from regular-sized cakes (red-velvet cake with cream-cheese frosting), creative cupcakes (banana cake with Nutella buttercream frosting), and rotating seasonal selections.
Founded by an attorney who decided to doff her cowl and don an apron to become a cupcake advocate, the Buttercream Cupcake Truck is Philadelphia's best hope in the fight against grumpiness. Because of the truck's nomadic nature, check the schedule or follow Buttercream on Twitter to get updates on the location of the latest batch of sweet treats. Arrive early; cupcakes tend to sell out quickly.
Buttercream Cupcake Truck has been featured on NBC Philadelphia:
- No one wants to miss the cupcake truck. And these days, no one should. – Vicki Glembocki, Philadelphia
- Kate Carrara of Buttercream Philadelphia’s got your hookup. She’s taken mobile food to a new level with her ’80s-era mail truck that looks like a cupcake and peddles chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin, and banana confections with freshly whipped Ghirardelli chocolate ganache or regular buttercream icing. – Daily Candy