Friday, November 20, 2009

Hey Cupcake

hey cupcake! 

 An Austin Original

Airstream Location on Congress Ave.

Started in 2007 by a young man named Wes Hurt, today hey cupcake! has four Airstream locations and one actual storefront. The storefront location is in connection with the business office and bakery and is designed to look like the inside of an Airstream.

Menu Board of the Offerings

The menu board features 8 choices: Vanilla Dream, The Standard, Double Dose, Snowcap, Red Velvet, and Michael Jackson. There is also a vegan option. When a flavor is gone a little "Sold Out" magnet is placed over that variety. One can also ask to make the cupcake a "whipper snapper". That's when they inject it with fresh whipped cream.

Billboard Sign at the Walk-in Location

This is the clever sign that is posted outside the main office and bakery. It's just a hint at the creativity that one encounters once inside. I think Wes Hurt must have a terrific sense of humor.

Order Counter

Once inside of the store you feel like you could be inside an Airstream. It's a small space with just a few tables, and the order counter is constructed from actual parts from an Airstream. Lots of shiny stainless steel and accents of chocolate and bubblegum pink create the yummy mood.

Cruising Along in the Airstream

There is even a "window" which streams video of footage as if one were actually cruising along the streets of Austin in the Airstream.

What will I have today...Red Velvet or The Standard????

The menu choices are the same at each location. Baked fresh at the storefront location, the cupcakes are transported to the Airstream locations daily. The Red Velvet and the Vanilla Dream are the best sellers. hey cupcake ! sells thousands of cupcakes a week. Better get there early though before your favorite sells out.

Trivia Board

One wall has this large board that displays interesting trivia about cupcakes and Airstreams. Another wall has one of those wavy mirrors like what I remember from the House of Mirrors at carnivals of my youth. If you stand in front of it you look elongated or wide or whatever. You get the idea.

The Snowcap

Those of you who follow my blog have seen this one featured in a previous Pink Saturday post here. It's chocolate cake with a buttercream icing and my favorite. So that's what I'm having today!

Wes Hunt's Great Sense of Humor

Yum....oh so good! What will you have?

In case you missed the Pink Saturday post at Lavender Fields last week, it too featured an airstream trailer; an airstream all decorated in pink for an anniversary of Hello Kitty. You can read about it here. I recently discovered Sherri's Lavender Fields, a truly delightful site with a different format. I'm hooked! Go visit, and I think you'll agree, Lavender Fields is full of treats.

Please leave a comment to let me know you were here. Then head over to Beverly's @ How Sweet the Sound for more Pink Saturday fun.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sarah! Let's hop in the cupcake car and go over to the cupcake trailer and have about a dozen!!! What a darling place. I just love it! :-)

    Cupcakes were my grandmother's specialty, and she always fixed me a dozen if I were coming to visit. AND they were the world's best comfort food.

    I love this post...


    Sheila :-)

  2. Happy Pink Saturday Sarah! I absolutely love your post! What could be better than Pink Cupcakes and Airstreams! What a great business! I would like to do that!!
    Thanks so much for your mention about my site! You are too kind! You always have such nice comments and it's people like you that make Blogging so much fun! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and a great weekend! Sherri : )

  3. Did you and Sheila coordinate? lol Love both blog posts this week. What a fun cupcake store I am loving how all these fun places are popping up all over and doing well. Happy Pink Saturday filled with lots of pink cupcakes. Grace

  4. cupcakes are everywhere for Pink Saturday! Now I'm gonna break my diet after all this eye candy of pink yumminess! That airstream with cupcakes would be fantastic to see! Happy PS! Suzie

  5. Hi Sarah...

    Ohhh my goodness...I love "Hey Cupcake"! It's just sooo fun! Now I think that its creator, Wes Hurt, must be a genius...who wouldn't want to go and buy a cupcake...just to get a peek at the inside of that darling airstream trailer! Mmm...the cupccakes look divine!

    What a fun post, my friend! Thank you for sharing "Hey Cupcake" with us!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  6. Oh my gosh, that is fantastic...I wonder if there are any plans to open in Australia!!!Great post Sarah!
    Best wishes, Natasha.

  7. What an adorable business...and ...DELICIOUS!!
    Great Pink Sat.

  8. Eh Sarah,

    For me, a "froggy frenchie", your post looks so american !
    I cannot conceive such a place in France, and the cakes seems to be delicious.

  9. Hi Sarah! I love this post, it shows part of what makes Austin such a fun place! There are lots of small restaurants in airstreams here, they've become quite the rage. There is one area of South Congress known as airstream row. I haven't tried one of these (by the time we get into Austin it's usually too late, we're on deadline, etc) I may have to make a special trip with my niece, she would love this! Kathy

  10. Hey cupcake!!
    Just so mouthwatering, I want one now!
    Have a wonderful weekend

  11. I'll be down I love it!
    Happy Pink Saturday and Thanksgiving
    xxoo Denise

  12. Happy Pinks, Sarah!
    That is the cutest business ever! Wish I could pop into that trailer today!!
    xo Tami

  13. Happy Thanksgiving! Oh my gosh..what a fun post. Airstreams turned into a profitable business how nice. I would like a cupcake please.

  14. How clever and adorable! I will have a whipper snapper please. It is a good thing for my waistline that we dont have one of those around here:)

  15. Sarah, YUM! It's probably good we don't have one here as I wouldn't be able to resist! An interesting post.

  16. That that has to be the cutest thing I've all darned day -- and that's saying a lot! What a treat. Thanks!

  17. I need to visit that place next time I go to Austin. Great post! Happy Pink Saturday! Winona

  18. That is a complete delight. I love it and what a great idea, I mean, who doesn't love a cupcake. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  19. I'm sure we saw these last summer during our stay there. I did see and visit, okay ate there, too, an ice cream shop in an old 50s mid-century modern motel. We were rather late each time, okay, we had ice cream twice in two weeks, and missed being able to get into the other shops. Austin is such a nice place. One it is in Texas (no state income tax) and two, it offers so much. My husband applied there, and will continue to try.

    From held-captive-in-Vermont, Happy Pink Saturday!

  20. You know pink bubbly goes really well with dessert!
    Thanks for dropping by!

  21. Whoops! Got called for dinner and hit the send button too early! Very sweet Blessings to you too ;-)

  22. What a fabulous idea! I love the trailer and the cupcake on top. such fun! Happy PS.

  23. What a fun, fun, business! How could you not have a smile on your face, working there? And why do I now crave some yummy cupcakes?

    I LOVE finding local businesses, and if I ever get down that way, I'm going to make sure that I indulge in a cupcake or two!

    Thanks SO much for sharing this adventure with us!


  24. What a clever concept. It's the perfect topic for a Pink Saturday post. I hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy the week to come.

  25. Pink cupcakes are my weakness.
    U oh, snack attack.

  26. Hmmm, delicious! And sounds like a great merchandising-idea! I think ma favourite would be Vanilla dream! YES! (But I would try every other taste ;-))
    Hugs, Traude

  27. Between your airstream and Mrs. Magpies car, all is well in blog land...
    I LOVE IT. now I'm showing it to my hubby. He's going to be ROTFL... not to the bank lol
    Love your PS post Sarah.
    Love Claudie
    P.S. I see one of your other posts "tickled pink". That was my first blog name over a year ago.

  28. That is one cool cupcake place.
    Wish I could go there, yummy!
    Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for visiting me on my blog and commenting.
    Come back and visit again soon.

  29. Thanks for the comment and all I can say is wow. I love cupcakes. Blessings, D.E.

  30. Thank you for your visit today; I'm just slow getting around, sugar!

    I would LOOOOVE to visit a place like that! How adorable!


  31. Happy Pink Saturday - I was reading a news article about how well CupCake shops are doing even in the recession. This one is so cute and looks so inviting. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great new week.

  32. Looks like a great place to visit! The Hello Kitty airstream was very cool too! Hope you have a great pink saturday!

  33. what an absolutely fantastic place lucky you to be able to visit have a fab pink week:)

  34. SARA!!Fantastic post! I love big cupcake, so funny, I´d love paint this image in a painting.
    Have you been in my country?? what good!



  35. Hi Sarah
    What a fabulous place! If we ever travel to Austin I will definitely make a stop there. Thank you for all your sweet comments. I count you as one of my friends that make blogging such a pleasure.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  36. What a wonderful post, Sarah! I am in a baking mode and I think cupcakes will be on the list. I am not too proficient with pretty icing but it tastes good.

    Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for stopping by.


  37. What a fun and delicious post!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  38. Hi Sarah, You always have such great post...Love this pink post...Happy Pink Satrurday...Happy Thanks Giving... Do hope you will stop over for a visit...

  39. Hi Sarah

    What a fun Pink Saturday post! I love cuopcakes! I enjoyed the video ... the "injected" cupcakes look so yummy! I love red velvet..that would be my choice of cupcake!

    Thanks for entering my blog give away and happy pinkness!

    Hugs, Pat

  40. Ooo, I love it, I love it. We need just such a store in my area..ahhhh vanillat dream with chocolate buttercream frosting. Yummmmmmmm.
    This was a great Pink Saturday post..of course, now I'm drooling..:)
    never a pretty sight. Happy Pinks and have a wonderful Thanksgiving..

  41. Sarah, I love this. I wish he would open a business near me. I confess to having a "thing" for cupcakes.

    Happy Pink Saturday.


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