Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hey Guys! I have done such a poor job maintaining this blog, and honestly I rarely have enough time to give it much attention. After taking a poll on our Facebook page we have decided to no longer post updates on this blog. Don't worry, we have plenty of other ways for you to get updates and find out where The Muffin Top cupcake trailer will be next!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Kitchen is Buzzin'

We have been busy bees in the kitchen lately! Spring has definitely sprung and the parties and events just don't stop coming. Our calendar is booked through July right now and we couldn't be more excited about that!

I knew it had been a long, hard day in the kitchen yesterday when I finally got home, looked in the mirror and saw that I had cake batter dried to the side of my face!

We had a blast working the antiques show at Round Top/Warrenton!  It is a lot of hard work, but we had so much fun serving you all cupcakes, meeting new people, and finding some great treasures in those fields! We will definitely be back in the fall, so be sure to look for us again at Zapp Hall in Warrenton. 

These ladies were too fun and they LOVED their desserts! 

This past weekend we took the cupcake trailer out to Texas Ranch Life for the Washington On The Brazos Event, "The Sundown Social."  This was WOB first annual fund-raising event and we had a great time working along side some amazing food vendors. Veritas Bistro from College Station was there with their award-winning food truck. Chef Tai prepared some amazing dishes that we were lucky enough to snag a few samples of. Check out his website and rent his food truck for your next party!

We served cupcakes next to this guy all night at Texas Ranch Life

The Cupcake Trailer will be out again April 27th-28th, so mark your calendars! We have moved to a new location, so look for us in the Bluebonnet Shopping Center off of Hwy 36 (across from Wal-Mart). I will post our menu and more info soon!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Muffin Top In Round Top

We have been working hard these past few weeks getting ready for the Round Top Antique Show. We are so excited to be a part of this show for the first time and hope that you are just as excited to come try some tasty cupcakes! We will be set up March 30th-April 7th in Warrenton near Zapp Hall. We have put together a pretty delicious menu for the week. Let us know if you are planning to stop by and say hi, we would love to see you there!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Rich chocolate cake with peanut butter cream frosting and a Reese's cup on top

Carrot Cake

Our most popular cake topped with cream cheese frosting, Tuaca butterscotch sauce and spicy candied pecans


Sweet almond cake with raspberry-balsamic filling, almond cream cheese frosting and a raspberry drizzle on top

Lemon Cream

Lightly scented lemon zest cake with a tart lemon cream filling and lemon cream cheese frosting

Red Velvet

Moist red velvet cake topped with cream cheese frosting

Classic Vanilla

Classic vanilla cake with sweet vanilla buttercream frosting

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

New Muffin Top t-shirts have just arrived as well! Be one of the first to grab one starting Friday in Round Top. Shirts are $20 each and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to SuperMadCrazyHype, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to send inner-city kids to KAA (Kids Across America) for 8 days during the summer. We are excited to support SMCH and their dedication to give kids a chance to enjoy summer camp for a week and hear the Gospel of Jesus. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Cupcake and Her Trailer

Remember several weeks ago when I told you I would tell you the story of our trailer (here)? Well, I'm feeling like procrastinating baking, so it's story time!

I have always had a love for all things vintage....especially Airstream trailers and VW buses (hopefully we will acquire one of those in the near future!) After much contemplation we decided to go for it and purchase an Airstream. Finding one was actually a lot harder than we thought. It couldn't be too junky since we would have to hire someone to do most of the work, but it couldn't be too nice either since we would feel bad gutting the inside of a cleanly restored trailer. Things were starting to look pretty bleak until we came across a little jewel way up in Illinois resting on the banks of one of the Great Lakes (really close and convenient, right?). We had never purchased anything over $20 on eBay, so bidding on a giant Airstream trailer was quite nerve racking. We won the bid and hired 2 friends to make the drive to pick it up.

When that clunker came rolling through the Brenham city limits we were both excited and terrified at the same time. How the heck were we supposed to turn this tin can on pink hub caps into a shiny cupcake palace?? We set out calling around to find someone to work on our baby (Kyle does not refer to her in as endearing of terms). Every call left us with the same one wanted to work on our old trailer or had the time. It was around the beginning of October and I wanted the trailer to make her big debut at our wedding on November 5th. We were beginning to get a bit panicky when we finally found an RV dealership in Houston that was willing to take on the challenge. We excitedly set the appointment and got her all hooked up and ready for the road. And that's when it happened..........

CRASH! You see, this old thing doesn't specify which size ball to use to hook up, so Kyle and my dad made their best estimation and hooked her up. Who would have guessed that 5/16th of an inch would make such a huge difference! It was completely horrifying, but that old Airstream really became her namesake that day. You've never seen a trailer fly so beautifully across the highway, into the air and finish with a swan dive into a fence. God's protection was all around us that day. The highway was busy and an 18-wheeler was driving behind us. By God's grace no one was hurt except that poor fence and the face of our trailer. I just sat there on the side of the road trying to be tough and not panic. I was on the phone with my mom when we saw the trailer flying......unChristian words came out of my mouth and I know I scared that woman to death screaming profanities and calling for God to help us and then promptly hanging up the phone.....sorry mom! She rushed to the scene and as soon as I saw her I sat there on the road and started to cry. What is it about our moms being there that makes us feel like we can drop the grown-up act and revert to a weeping vulnerable child again? We hauled the trailer out of the ditch and back to the house. The next morning Kyle and my dad secured her again and drove her to Houston to the trailer doctor. She stayed in the RV hospital for quite a while, but when she emerged it was beautiful.

Kyle immediately got to work cleaning and polishing her. We had about 10 days before our wedding to get her looking shiny and new.  Nothing like a little last minute stress before your wedding, right?

He did an amazing job and worked so hard! (I've got to brag on my man a little) He did a 3-step polish job on it, laid new flooring inside, did some touch up paint, fixed lights, and a host of other jobs. We even had some of the groomsmen working on it before the wedding rehearsal!

It turned out beautifully! The shiny cupcake palace is still a work in progress. Windows have broken and flown off while driving, doors jam, and other things will come. I still turn around every 10 seconds when we are driving it to make sure it is still there. It has truly been a labor of love.

We hope that you will come by and visit us in the trailer the next time we are open. Maybe you will grow to love her and her delicious cupcakes as much as we do!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's Your Lucky Day!

St. Patrick's Day is this Saturday, and we are celebrating with some pretty tasty cupcake flavors! The cupcake trailer will be open this Friday and Saturday from 11am-6pm or until we sell out. We will be in our usual spot at 1608 S. Market St (next to Sonic). Come by wearing green and buy 6 or more cupcakes and we will give you a FREE cupcake! Help us spread the word! We hope to see you this weekend!

St. Patrick's Day Specials

"Green" Velvet
Our St. Patty's Day version of our signature red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

Golden Vanilla
Our classic vanilla cake infused with lemon zest and a lemon cream cheese frosting

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel
Rich chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting topped with crushed pretzels. Your new favorite, we promise!

Your favorite cookie as a cupcake! Snickerdoodle cake with a cinnamon cream frosting topped with a tiny snickerdoodle cookie

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
The perfect combination of salty and sweet in our most classic and loved cookie

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thank You!

I just wanted to write a quick Thank You to you all! You made our first outing in the cupcake trailer a HUGE success!! We completely sold out both days, and you would have bought more if we had the inventory! We couldn't have done it without your faithfulness as a customer and your excitement and encouragement.Your kind comments and words of encouragement mean so much to us and we love you all! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!

Sitting in that cold and wet trailer for two days has knocked me down with a pretty bad cold, but don't worry, we will be back out there again soon! Be sure to check the blog and your email for updates on where we will be next! Something tells me that there will be some Irish green cupcakes in the near future! Until then.... stay sweet!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Specials


The Muffin Top cupcake trailer will be open to the public on February 13th and 14th! 

We are so excited to open our cupcake trailer for the first time to sell you special Valentine's Day treats! We will be open for 2 DAYS ONLY from 11:00am-7:00pm or until we sell out the day before and the day of Valentines. We will be located at 1608 S. Market St (next to the old Sonic) and will have a special Valentine's Day menu. Pre-order your sweets today and pick them up from us on the 13th or 14th.

Our cupcakes and cake pops make the perfect sweet treat to give to your special someone or to bring a little love to your office. Come pick up a cupcake for a sweet ending to your date night or bring your friends and enjoy some "sweet lovin" with our delicious cake pops.

Chocolate cupcake with white chocolate buttercream frosting

Chocolate cupcake with Maraschino cherry cream frosting and a chocolate covered cherry on top

Vanilla cupcake with pink vanilla buttercream frosting

Red Velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting

Red Velvet cake pops

Vanilla cake pops