Sweets

What's Up, Cupcake?

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.

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.

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Ruthie Johnson
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