Flirty Cupcakes: Tweets for Treats

May 12 2010 - 11:12 AM

Truck[1]tiffHere’s the thing: any form of delivery service that brings sweets within walking distance during the workday is an automatic win in my book. But Flirty Cupcakes has one-upped my dessert-loving hopes and aspirations.

Think cupcakes on demand.

Launching on Monday, Flirty Cupcakes set out to take over the streets of Chicago, one sweet tooth at a time. Comparable to an ice cream truck, the Flirty Cupcakes van pulls up, stops and sells to those lucky enough to be in the area (and those smart enough to plan ahead).

The name of the game is simple: Every day, Flirty Cupcakes will inform its followers (via Facebook and Twitter, of course!) with details on the van’s current location and its next stop. Not coming to your neck of the woods any time soon? Not to worry. Just shoot Flirty Cupcakes a tweet (@FlirtyCupcakes) or post on their Facebook wall, and they will find a way to make it in your direction.

The cupcakes are baked fresh each morning by pastry chef James Cox – who formerly served as assistant pastry chef at Japonais. Regular cupcakes are $3.25, and a box of four minis costs $5.25. Flirty Cupcakes plans to have seven varieties available each day, along with weekly specials. Once they sell out, they sell out – but only until the next day!

I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to see that Chicago is finally jumping on the “grub trucks” bandwagon that so many cities are already riding.

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