What’s Up, Cupcake! in Houston, TX sells gourmet cupcakes out of a 1954 Airstream trailer on the corner of Shepherd and 14th Street in the Houston Heights. Sounds intriguing right? Yvonne Cavazos has always had a fascination with cupcakes and her fascination has turned into a popular business in the Houston Heights. What’s Up, Cupcake! has 10 different flavor varieties and now, they are even selling snow cones. Even though I don’t normally cupcakes, passing the What’s Up, Cupcake! trailer in Houston, TX over and over again certainly piqued my curiosity, so I decided to finally pull over and try some cupcakes.
The cupcakes at What’s Up, Cupcake! in Houston, TX are not cheap; they are a whopping $3 per cupcake or $15 for six cupcakes. Apparently the prices have gone up since What’s Up, Cupcake! first started their business about six months ago. I was surprised by the price but the display of freshly baked cupcakes wooed me. Each flavor was explained to me but I found it hard to concentrate on what was being said when the cupcakes were staring at me saying, “Pick me, I’m the tastiest!”
I opted to buy a half dozen so I could try a plethora of flavors. I wound up choosing strawberry, organic chocolate truffle, cola fudge, carrot, chocolate mint, and red velvet. I was supposed to only taste test each cupcake and leave the remainder for my husband but when it came to the organic chocolate truffle cupcake, I just couldn’t help myself so I ate the entire thing. And when I was done I thought I would be full but instead the remainder of cupcakes beckoned me so I tasted all of them.
My favorite cupcake was the chocolate mint but the runners-up were carrot, strawberry, and chocolate truffle. I didn’t taste the cola in the cola fudge but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It means they added just the right amount of cola as to not overpower the flavor.
The cupcakes from What’s Up, Cupcake! in Houston, TX were moist, flavorful, fluffy and delicious. I usually don’t like frosting because it is too sweet but the frosting on each cupcake really complimented the flavor of the cupcake it was paired with.
I’ve read some reviews that people were disappointed because the cupcakes tasted like cake from a Betty Croker mix; well, isn’t that what cupcakes are? They are mini cakes so if a cupcake tastes like a cake, then I say they baker did a great job.
What’s Up, Cupcake! has random hours depending on the weather but they like to set-up the Airstream trailer daily. During the First Saturday in the Heights event, What’s Up, Cupcake! can be found in front of the Windwater Gallery on 19th Street.
What’s Up, Cupcake! in Houston, TX now delivers for free to anywhere within a 10 miles radius of the Heights as long as a minimum of two dozen cupcakes has been ordered. For $10, What’s Up, Cupcake! in Houston, TX will deliver within a 40 mile radius of the Houston Heights if there is a minimum order of two dozen cupcakes.
The location where I purchased the cupcakes was the corner of West 14th Street & North Shepherd Drive in Houston, TX 77008. Visit their website for more information including a description of their cupcake flavors: whatsupcupcake-houston.com.