A Moveable Cupcake Feast

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From the March 2013 edition

When Amy Southerington Line outfitted Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery food truck, she knew she wanted to do more than sell cupcakes.

So she created space for entertaining kids.

Line takes her bright blue vehicle to children’s birthday parties and allows them to come on board to decorate cupcakes.

“It’s an old school bus so it’s kid friendly,” she said. “The kids love the chance to get on the bus. It’s unique experience.”

The bus holds four to five kids at a time. Each child receives a kit with a cupcake, frosting and sprinkles, said Lisa Osbourne, who does marketing and booking for the business.

“Each group is on the bus for about 10 minutes,” she said. “When they know there’s cupcake at the end, they don’t take very long.”

WHAT: Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery, also known as the CBus, a food truck that delivers and sells cupcakes.

WHERE: The CBus will come to your event.

WHY: It’s a neat way to serve cake at a birthday party. Kids get to decorate their own cupcakes and Line drives the mess away when they’re done. The experience makes a fun addition to a party that has other activities.

COST: Prices vary depending on the experience. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required when booking an event that uses the bus. The balance is due on the day of the event. Cupcake-only orders require a 30 percent deposit.

*Sweet! Build Your Own Party Experience, $300. During a one-hour visit, each of the 20 guests has a chance to go on the bus to decorate a cupcake with frosting and sprinkles. The bus will be custom decorated for the event. Package includes 20 invitations and a t-shirt for the birthday child. Additional guests may be added for $15 per person.

*Sweet! Party Package, $225. The CBus comes to the party for an hour and serves 24 cupcakes from the bus. Package includes 24 invitations and a t-shirt for the birthday child. Additional cupcakes cost $24 per dozen. The bus will be custom decorated for the event.

*Cupcake Kits, $4. Families can purchase pre-made kits to use during a party. Kits include one cupcake, frosting and sprinkles. Minimum order is 12. Kits can be picked up or delivered. A delivery fee of $12 will be charged for any order less than four dozen.

*Cupcakes, $24 per dozen. Cupcakes can be picked up or delivered. A delivery fee of $12 will be charged for any order less than four dozen.

WHEN: Party times are very flexible. They can be held any day of the week. It’s best to book at least three days in advance.

WHAT YOU PROVIDE: Party venue, beverages, ice cream and any other food.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Cupcakes are very customizable. Line has a wide variety of cupcake flavors to choose from. She can provide special sprinkles, frosting colors and bus decorations. The CBus is available for weddings, corporate events and other special occasions.

CONTACT: Lisa Osbourne at 614-584-2309, mobilecupcakery.com