Holiday Cupcakes

Let us help you celebrate the season by doing the baking for you.
gingerbread with whipped cream top
In fact, we’ll drive the truck up to your party and dish out our deliciously seasonal treats like gingerbread spiced delicately with ginger, cloves, and cinnamon topped off with freshly whipped cream or vanilla buttercream, egg nog cake with a rummy or vanilla buttercream dusted with freshly ground nutmeg, peppermint-striped buttercream on our moist chocolate cake, and the always celebratory Guinness chocolate cake with or without a Bailey’s buttercream top. We have our standard menu available as well should you be in need of salted caramel, samoa, or Nutella flavors to round out your holiday dessert spread! We also offer whoopie pies in gingerbread, classic vanilla and chocolate, Nutella filled, and red velvet.
home made marshmallows in hot cocoa
Ask about our house-made marshmallows to top off cocoa!

Call or email for info and a quote for your catered party or delivery of 4 dozen or more.

American Field Pop Up Market at Design Center this weekend

We’ve been kind of crazy busy the last few weeks with private gigs, large orders, and a few awesome festivals/public events and we’re out again this weekend!

Locations for Saturday, Sept. 13th and Sunday, Sept. 14th
Both Saturday and Sunday we’ll be at the Design Center at Drydock Ave for the American Field Pop Up Market from about 12-3 or 4ish. Check out American made goods and get some cupcakes for the weekend!

Fall Flavors
We’ll be starting our fall flavors soon–apple crisp and pumpkin spice. For delivery please email or call in advance to make sure we can accommodate your request. We need about 48 hours notice for 4 dozen and 72 hours for larger amounts.

Client Appreciation Cupcake Truck Rental–yeah, we do that

What’s a Client Appreciation Cupcake Truck Rental?
It’s when a sales manager, marketing guru, or owner of a business wants to show their clients they appreciate them by having us drive to a few of their clients locations and hand out our delicious cupcakes as a thank you treat. It’s always a big hit–cupcakes at their workplace, from a truck, where the clients get to go outside for a few minutes and break up their day–win win.

If you are looking for a unique and special way to treat your clients we have pricing packages to suit every budget and offer additional a-la-cart items like individual to-go as well as other size boxes and if you’re interested in a logo we’ll work with you on how best to showcase your business.

Frequently Asked Questions
This week’s FAQ:
Are you nut free?

No, we are not a nut-free bakery. We love nuts and are nutty, plus we work in a shared commercial kitchen.

Behind the Scenes at our Baking Facility

We were lucky enough to start our cupcake truck back in 2010, before the city of Boston changed regulations and allowed food trucks on the streets. Why would I say that’s lucky? Because we were able to take advantage of the one and only shared commercial kitchen space in the Boston area at that time–CropCircle Kitchen. While there are pros and cons to using a shared commercial kitchen space I do feel lucky that we’ve been able to bake there and meet other food entrepreneurs from all walks of life and all stages of business. There’s great comraderie among all of us “culinary entrepreneurs” as we are referred to at CCK–CE’s for short.

Back in the day when I didn’t know how powerful a 40 quart mixer turned up to high speed was–and let me tell you, very powerful when it comes to mixing light and easily airborn cocoa powder up and out of the bowl–the kitchen was relatively quiet. When I say quiet I mean maybe only 2-3 companies working in there at the same time. We learned to share space with Clover, Batch, Nella Pasta, Forklift Catering, Vienne Chocolate and so many more CEs all working hard to make food that in turn made people happy by feeding them–whatever the occasion or product. We’d watch Valerie delicately making and packaging her chocolates, we’d see Lee and Rachel whipping out raviolis. We’d hear Susie and Veronica telling everyone to keep the freezer doors shut while they made batch after batch of ice cream. So, yeah, it did get hectic at times and you needed to elbow your way over to the stove top or claim oven use. But the nice part of working in that environment is that 90 percent of the time all the CEs worked together and would give you the oven space or that burner so you could do your stuff and get out of the kitchen. The other 10 percent we won’t talk about right now.

These days, having mastered the 40 quart mixer with no cocoa flying up into the air, my small team and I are able to efficiently mix batter, scoop, bake, and frost like no one’s business and we do it relatively stress-free. We’ve honed our skills and learned great lessons, not only about cake and frosting, but about communication and sharing as well. It’s like going through culinary/small business boot camp–we should all get honorary “I-Work(ed)-at-CCK” certificates!

This Week’s Frequently Asked Question
What’s your favorite flavor?
I’m always surprised when I’m asked this because we are all so different and that is the beauty of life. We have choices. For example, I like caramel, no, love caramel and I like salty sweet desserts, so my favorite will always be the salted caramel on chocolate. You may think salt in your cupcake is weird or not like chocolate, so for you I say, try one of our seasonals. For example, when local strawberries are in season–hands down–strawberry on vanilla becomes my favorite. Not only does it smell fantastic, it looks beautiful, and it just makes me feel good pureeing up all those locally picked strawberries–it’s a lovely and light dessert perfect for summer days and evenings.

June is for Catering

For the month of June we are booking up with private catering events and will not have the truck out on the street much.

What’s a Private Catering Event?
A party whether it be an employee appreciation day at a small office, a large summer company outing, a small graduation party, a bar or bat mitzvah, you get the idea. We bring the truck, the cupcakes, you supply the venue and the party-goers and we finish with smiling faces all around.

Delivery Option
In the meantime, if you’re jonesing for one of our cupcakes, we’re back to taking delivery orders over 2 dozen–give a holler through email or fill out the catering request form.

Frequently Asked Questions
This should be a weekly segment. There are many questions I get asked all the time, and no, I never get sick of answering. Well, maybe sometimes but that’s only when I’m tired and cranky.

This week’s FAQ: Do I do this all by myself? No, I do not. I have help in the form of Angela seen here baking for an employee appreciation day event. We’ve been baking at CropCircle Kitchen for 3 years and this is where all the fun happens.

So let us help you celebrate!

This week’s truck location

You can find us out this weekend at Mother Brook Open Studios in Dedham
Saturday and Sunday we’ll be vending in Dedham for the first time! Join us and 3 other food trucks for art, craft, music, and food at 123 High Street in Dedham.

Finished up at Winter Farmer’s Market for the Season
We have finished up at the Brookline and Northeastern Winter Farmer’s Market for the season. Thank you to all the folks, our continuous regular customers, and die-hard farmer market fans who came out in all sorts of weather to get your fresh food and support the small businesses that are these markets!

May Schedule and Events

Northeastern University Farmer’s Market Continues Outside
We’ll be bringing our cupcakes, whoopie pies and other assorted goodies to the NEU Outdoor Market located outside Ryder Hall near the Ruggles T Stop entrance at the end of Forsythe Street, Wednesdays 11-4.

Sherborn Library Arts and Crafts Fair, Saturday May 10th
It’s the 42nd annual Sherborn Art and Craft Fair! Family fun, books and plants for sale plus over 90 artisan crafters and ummm, great food! We’ll be there this Saturday, 10-3 at the library on 4 Sanger Street in Sherborn.

Mother Brook Open Studios in Dedham
Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th from 11-5 we’ll be vending in Dedham for the first time! Join us and 3 other food trucks for art, craft, music, and food at 123 High Street in Dedham.

Truck is Back Out for the Season!

Taste of the Nation
We had a great time bringing the truck to Taste of the Nation last night. Kudos to the organizers and team of Share Our Strength for doing a great job to benefit No Kid Hungry. It was pretty chilly but sampling from so many fantastic restaurants inside warmed us up!

Mobile Cupcake College De-Stressor
Thank you to Emmanuel College for having us at their spring de-stressor. Their original spring party “boardwalk” had to be canceled due to the weather but they regrouped and had a de-stressor cupcake party instead.

Truck events in Sherborn and Dedham
Stay tuned for info on truck events in Sherborn and Dedham coming up very soon!

Market locations for the last week of March

Our market locations for this week:

Wednesday 11:30-4 at the Northeastern University Farmer’s Market in the Curry Student Center.

Sunday 12-5 in Brookline at the Winter Market inside the Arcade Building.

Mid March Madness, schedule for the week of March 19th-March 23rd

Our market locations for this week:

Wednesday 11-4 at the Northeastern University Farmer’s Market in the Curry Student Center.

Sunday 12-5 in Brookline at the Winter Market inside the Arcade Building.

Spring flavors are being worked on in the test kitchen–lemon, ginger, and maybe something coconuty just to give an idea of some of the concoctions in the works.