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The Cupcake Truck - New Haven

EastRocker Sep 23, 2008 12:22 PM

I just heard about this, it sounds great, has anyone tried it yet?

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    Roundelay RE: EastRocker Sep 23, 2008 07:43 PM

    Yes! Go. It's wonderful. See http://fooddriven.blogspot.com/ for a little more info, and a list of what's for sale each day.

    1. keith2000 RE: EastRocker Oct 1, 2008 10:36 PM

      lines 50 people deep for a 2 dollar cupcake not as good as dunkin heinz. Great idea great marketing don't bother. pretty crappy.

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      1. re: keith2000
        tripster RE: keith2000 Oct 8, 2008 06:14 AM

        Well, it's not so bad as all that. Would they match up against the Manhattan dessert trucks? Maybe not. Are they decent enough for New Haven and to complement the food carts in the SOM/Science Hill area? Sure.

        I've only been once and thought there was too much icing, but next time I go I expect to ask for less. Part of what you are paying for is the experience of decadence -- buying a cupcake from a truck, fer pete's sake! We'll see whether they can weather the current economic storms.

        1. re: tripster
          joan mar RE: tripster Oct 8, 2008 06:18 AM

          I've not see the Cupcake Truck yet, but there is NEVER TOO

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            joan mar RE: tripster Oct 8, 2008 06:20 AM

            There can NEVER be too much icing! What's the point of having a cupcake, if not for the delicious, sweet icing.

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              tripster RE: joan mar Oct 8, 2008 06:27 AM

              Reasonable people may disagree, true enough. I definitely favor having bites of cupcake that are on the order of 2 parts cake to 1 part frosting, or even 3-1. However, I still like old-fashioned layer cakes so that I can get the extra frosting in the middle.

              1. re: tripster
                joan mar RE: tripster Oct 8, 2008 09:02 AM

                I'm reasonable, but I just don't understand when people say "there was too much frosting". If you're having cake/or cupcakes, there should be enough frosting that the cake doesn't go down dry. I always love the corner piece on a sheet cake (more frosting!) :)

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