Toronto’s rapidly growing food truck scene is about to get a little sweeter.
Curbside Bliss Cupcakes is a new gourmet cupcake truck launching this Saturday at the Oakville Farmer’s Market and it has its sights set on satisfying the GTA’s sweet tooth all summer long.
While some thought the cupcake trend that started a few years ago might not last, it’s clear the popularity of the the small cakes is not waning.
We spoke with Curbside Bliss owner Cynthia Pacheco about her new business and her cupcakes.
TFT: What did you do before owning a food truck and where did the idea to open a cupcake truck come from?
Curbside Bliss Cupcakes: Well I used to work in advertising but I’ve always had a passion for baking. And while I’ve been off raising a family for the past couple of years, I’ve also been working part time at a bakery and realized baking was something I wanted to pursue on my own.
I found while working in downtown Toronto that there were never any desserts that were close by our office and I always thought it would have been a great idea to have something like a cupcake or cookie truck that you would just know certain times during the week it would be there. That’s kinda where the idea started from.
TFT: Can you tell us about the concept behind your truck and some of the items you will be serving?
Curbside Bliss Cupcakes: Right now we have nicknamed our truck the ‘Sugar Cube’ and we have 30 cupcake flavours that we have come up with and eight flavours of what we like to call ‘Man Cakes’.
Our regular cupcakes come in a wide variety from your typical chocolate birthday cake flavour to more unique combinations like our ‘Latte’ cupcake which is filled with pure whipping cream and topped with espresso topping and shaved chocolate. We’ve also got a a Dulce de Leche which is our best seller so far and has a vanilla cake with dulce de leche inside and dulce de leche frosting on top so you’re getting caramel from every direction.
Another item we offer is our Man Cakes which is for someone who wants a cupcake without all the pink and prettiness that usually comes with them. For example our ‘Jack Hammer’ is a Jack Daniels cupcake. We also have ones with bacon in them. We do all of our own sugaring and make things like sugared lemon and surged bacon. We also work with Guinness beer and have a Guinness cupcake that’s topped with candied bacon and chocolate. So we have a few different flavours that will definitely pique peoples curiosity but we’re confident once people try them they’ll be back for more.
TFT: Can you tell me about the truck itself?
Curbside Bliss Cupcakes: Yes. We are a full kitchen. We have a counter top oven that can bake about 60 cupcakes at once and it’s a full legal kitchen that’s been approved by all the health inspections. We have everything in there including the kitchen sink.
The vehicle itself we bought from a dealership and then we built the kitchen with a metal manufacturing company and the entire truck runs off of a diesel generator.
TFT: Where can people expect to find you? Do you have any events coming up?
Curbside Bliss Cupcakes: We have two locations we’re booked at now for the summer. Every Saturday we are at the Oakville Farmers Market from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and every Tuesday beginning June 4th we are at the corner of Davisville and Mt. Pleasant at June Rowlands Park from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
We also have some locations lined up for July which we will post on our Facebook and Twitter.
In addition to our regular locations we also do private catering and you can book our truck and bring Curbside Bliss to any event. We already have a couple of weddings booked this summer and it’s exciting to see that brides and grooms want to come inside the truck and serve their midnight sweet table from our truck.
TFT: Where can people find you online and follow your truck?