Chicago gets a cupcake truck this weekend

Well, it gets a soft launch of one when Flirty Cupcakes opens for business. From Time Out Chicago's blog:

Flirty Cupcakes, a truck peddling (wait for it) cupcakes, will soft launch this weekend.

Of course, the process of getting Flirty Cupcakes up and running wasn’t quick at all. Married couple Tiffany Kurtz and Chris Sewall have been working on the project since December, when Kurtz noticed an old, beat-up ice cream truck and realized it’d be a hit—if only it was cleaned up and filled with pastries.

At the time, Kurtz wasn’t aware that other cities had cupcake trucks. And she certainly wasn’t aware how many rules and regulations the city was about to make her address...

With a name like Flirty Cupcakes, it’s no surprise that this truck has a cute factor, or that it’s angling more towards women (who Kurtz explains are the primary buyers of cupcakes). The cupcakes, made by pastry chef Jason Cox every morning at Kitchen Chicago, come with built-in nicknames. There’s a McDreamy (it’s a chocolate cupcake with a chocolate-cream cheese filling), CBFF (”chocolate best friend forever”—chocolate with Nutella ganache) and a No Plain Jane (vanilla with vanilla buttercream). (There will also be weekly specials, the first one being a special Mother’s Day cupcake: Vanilla cake filled with cream and topped with white chocolate and blackberry frosting.)

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