Friday, December 17, 2010
3 Girls Cupcakes
Have cupcakes will travel
Meet Simonie Wilson owner of 3 girls cupcakes, Kansas City’s first mobile cupcakery. While on a visit to Nashville in October of 09, Simonie noticed many cupcake shops and one of them offered curbside service. The idea of a mobile cupcake truck popped into her head and 3 Girls Cupcakes was born.
Up at 4:00 am you will find Simonie baking away at her commercial kitchen in Liberty and then it is off for the day to make deliveries and sales.
Simonie’s route is mostly in the downtown area, you can find her in Westport, The Crossroads District, Crown Center and everywhere in between. Currently her route goes as far south as 91st and Stateline, NKC and Riverside, but is based on demand, so give her a call! She even does drive by’s and deliveries.
That is where I caught up with her. I have been aware of this mobile cupcakery for quite some time but have not written about it just because I had not had the chance to try a cupcake. I had been in communication with Simonie about wanting to get my hands on some of those sweet gems, but did not have time to go downtown just for a cupcake. She sent me a message one day letting me know she would be in my area and we could meet!
The timing was perfect; it was the day before Thanksgiving so I placed my order and checked dessert off my list. I got half-dozen cupcakes 2 red velvet, 2 pumpkin, and 2 vanilla. They were all topped off with some of the best icing I have ever tasted. When I asked her the secret behind her icing, she told me that although she could not reveal any secrets, it is from an old family recipe that she has perfected. The cupcakes are moist and decorated with handmade candy.
3 GirlsCupcakes is a family business, and the three girls are her daughters. They help by labeling boxes, stamping bags and lending a hand at festivals and farmer's markets. Ten percent of all sales go to local children's charities on a quarterly basis, and they are constantly donating cupcakes and gift certificates for good causes around the city as well.
A daily schedule of times, flavors, ordering and delivery information is available at the 3 Girls website and on their facebook page. You can also call: 816-813-6999
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In Good Taste,