Truck-cake takeover

This week, the city's third cupcake truck hits the streets. Here's how to tell them apart.
By Amber Gibson |
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These Gold Coast cupcakes just hit the road this week.
Essential stats Roaming seven days a week (mirroring the store’s hours); holds 1,500 cupcakes in 12 flavors (ten standard, two rotating); cost: $3.50 each.
Distinctive details more’s savory flavors (such as the corn-bacon-jalapeño) have yet to inspire imitation. But the more obvious distinctive mark will be the glowing, neon case holding the cakes.
Find them twitter.com/morecupcakes

The Cupcake Gallery
Uptown’s unassuming cupcake bakery quietly went mobile in early July.
Essential stats Roaming six days a week—Tuesday through Friday in Chicago, Saturdays and Sundays in the ’burbs; holds about 500 cupcakes in 8 to 10 flavors; cost: $3 each.
Distinctive detail First of all, this truck offers twinkies in addition to cupcakes. Second of all, they fill those twinkies—and ice the cupcakes—to order.
Find them twitter.com/WeBakeCupcakes

Flirty Cupcakes
Operating since early May, this is the city’s cupcake truck pioneer.
Essential stats Roaming six days a week (days off vary each week); cupcake capacity: confidential; seven varities; cost: $3.25 each, or $5.25 for a box of four mini cupcakes.
Distinctive detail Nobody names a cupcake like Flirty does (see “the McDreamy). And unlike the other cupcake trucks, Flirty has no brick-and-mortar location—so it’s get them mobile or don’t get them at all.
Find them twitter.com/flirtycupcakes

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