Need a sugar fix? If you happen to be in the vicinity of the newly licensed What's Up Cupcake in the Heights, stop on by for a treat. From the looks of the silver 1954 Airstream trailer -- which is the very antithesis of aerodynamic -- you half expect Mork from Ork to pop out and say hi. But it's okay that he doesn't, because the people inside are probably a lot nicer and definitely less bizarre. Nanu, nanu.
What's Up Cupcake offers a gorgeous array of cupcakes in creative flavors like rocky road, piña colada, coca-cola fudge, red velvet, strawberry, and chocolate truffle, all beautifully displayed on a spinning, Lazy-Susan-type deal to quietly tempt your fancy. While the cupcakes themselves are on the dry side -- might we suggest a little more buttah? -- the icings are dreamy: creamy and sweet, whipped to perfection, and usually topped with a light dusting of sprinkles, nuts or something equally fabulous. At $2.75 per cupcake, these lovers are an easy-to-justify afternoon snack.
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What's Up Cupcake is usually located in the empty lot at Shepherd and 14th Street (sometimes it can be found in the parking lot at Cedar Creek) from noon to 9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays only. According to the Web site, the proprietress now also provides a "Delivery by the Dozen" service during the week and is happy to handle any of your special events.