Buttercream Cupcake Truck has a remarkable, yet not entirely unknown story to the food truck world. A former attorney, Kate Carrara decided to quit her job back in July 2009 to pursue her baking passion - namely for delicious cupcakes! Not really much of a sweet guy myself, I still knew I had to check out the truck in Love Park - it didn't hurt that the GF does, in fact, have a sweet tooth!
Make sure to stop on by and be prepared to have a lovely chat through the window with Kate.
But while I love the personable charm, we're here for the delicious cupcakes!
You have the standard types and the fancies, which encompass different fillings within!
I knew I had to get the GF her all-time favorite (red velvet), but I was more intrigued by the trio of fancies available that day - so of course, I got them all.
Cookies n Cream ($3.25)
Chocolate cupcake, oreo buttercream, crushed oreos, chocolate drizzle & filling
I do like cookies n cream ice cream - so I knew I would like this one. This was dense with chocolate, sweet, and had a nice melange of different textures. The innards were perfectly creamy. Be prepared to have a tall glass of milk with this!
Vanilla cupcake, caramel buttercream, roasted pecans, dark chocolate filling & drizzle
The vanilla had roasted pecans which imparted nuttiness to each bite.
This had a subtly sweeter note to it.
Chocolate cupcake, milk chocolate filling, buttercream fluff, & graham crackers
The marshmallow and buttercream fluff was nice and light,
while the cupcake itself was dense with rich chocolate.
Cream cheese frosting
Despite the fancy nature of the trio, the GF's favorite was the red velvet - no surprise here! The tangy cream cheese was not overpowering and the cupcake itself seemed to be the lightest. A nice sweet ending to the work week!
Buttercream Cupcake Truck
1500 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102