Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, Pink Saturday!

It's a Party!

A Birthday Party for Beverly's Pink Saturday

Today Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound is celebrating two years of her now famously popular weekly meme, Pink Saturday. This weekly meme has occurred every Saturday since Beverly posted her first Pink Saturday photo on May 31, 2008. It has steadily grown to include over 700 different people participating at various times over the previous two years. Join me for a bite of a pinkolicious strawberry cupcake in honor of this occasion.

Beverly make a wish and blow out your candle!

Happy Birthday, Pink Saturday!

hey cupcake! An Austin Original

The cupcakes for today's party are from 

hey cupcake! an Austin original.

The strawberry cupcake is hey cupcake's newest flavor, and is it yummy. This is the eighth flavor, and is made with strawberry cake and a strawberry cream cheese icing.

hey cupcake! has seven additional flavors as well. Each is made from rich, moist cake and topped with a creamy icing and sprinkles.

Check out the menu board and place an order for a dozen to take home. You'll get an extra cupcake free!

The most popular flavor hands-down, 

according to an employee, is the 

Red Velvet with cream cheese icing.

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 now features 8 choices: Vanilla Dream, The Standard, Double Dose, Snowcap, Red Velvet, Michael Jackson, 24 Carrot, and Strawberry. There is also a vegan option sometimes. 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.

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 still my all-time favorite.

Wes Hunt's Great Sense of Humor

Yum....oh so good!

Happy Birthday, Pink Saturday!

Click here for more Pink Saturday Birthday Celebrations.

Since cupcakes are some of my favorite things,
I'm also linking this to Laurie's A Few of My Favorite Things


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. Yay ..what a super fabulous much adorable pink to enjoy!! Gorgeous cupcakes...I am soo hungry now..beautifully charming post..Fantastically PInk! Thans for the lovely vids to chekc out..yay!!
    Happy PInk S!!

  2. Love this very fun pink post. Cupcakes in Airstreams...why didn't I think of that? Enjoy your 2 year celebration at Pink Saturday. I'm trying to get my act together so I can join in! Thanks for putting a smile on my face...

  3. What a neat business! My husband would love it! He always love unique food businesses. The snowcap looks very tempting!

  4. O.K. now I am drooling for some cupcakes.

  5. Well it's a good thing that this Airstream full of icing and cupcakes is nowhere near Pondside! Temptation like this would be so hard to avoid!

  6. What a great great great tribute to Pink Saturday's Birthday. I love that cupcake video...which we had those in the Northeast. We have cupcake shops, but they are just not that yummy. All of your photos are fabulous.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

  7. What a SWEET post! ;) Those cupcakes look soooo yummy! Beautiful photos, too! Happy Pink Saturday!

  8. I was just in Austin a few months ago. I can't believe I missed this! It looks adorable.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Whoo, Sarah, this is not nice of you - Now I am drooling for one of those yummy looking strawberry cupcakes. But here is not "Hey Cupcake's". What shall I do now?
    Such a sweet post for Pink Saturdays birthday.
    Greetings, Johanna

  10. Happy Pink Saturday Sarah! I love this post! It is just so cute! If I ever get to Texas I will have to go there for sure! My sons girlfriend is visiting Austin right now. I'll hear all about it when she returns on Sunday. She is going to be a history teacher so she planned visiting the grassy knoll and all of those interesting historical sites! She said it was very hot and humid there. Well compared to Vancouver right now where we're heading into our second straight week of rain rain rain : )
    I'm happy that I found this group because it helped me to meet wonderful people like you Sarah! I really enjoy visitng your site! Hope you have a great Pink Saturday! Sherri : )

  11. So delicious cupcake!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. Good morning Sarah,
    I remember the previous post about Hey Cupcake and if we ever visit Austin again I would love to go there with you.
    The new cupcake looks delish, perhaps you could mail me one? LOL.
    Happy Birthday to Beverley from Normandy.
    Have a wonderful weekend, my dear.

  13. Hi Sarah...

    Ohhh...isn't this just so much fun? I remember you telling us about "Hey Cupcake" was the first time that I had heard of this little business! Someone was a business genius...I do believe, coming up with this idea! Ohh, and I love the idea of the airstream much fun! Well, it's a good thing that they sell their yummy cupcakes by the dozen because I would be hardpressed to pick just one! Hehe! Thank you for sharing "Hey Cupcake" with us again and I loved your sweet birthday wishes to Ms. Beverly and her Pink Saturday!

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my lilacs, etc. I always enjoy when you come by, Sarah! You always leave the sweetest notes...thank you, my friend!

    Have a wonderful and blessed Memorial Day weekend!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  14. How fun is this! His idea is so cute, and everything looks yummy!

  15. That red velvet cupcake has my name on it! YUM!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Best wishes,

  16. So neat!! That place is MY kinda place!! I want to go!

  17. Hi Sarah
    What a fun looking place! I've missed visiting with you but I'm almost organized enough to start blogging again. Happy pink Saturday and I hope you have a great Memorial day weekend.
    ((hugs)) Rhondi

  18. Morning, Sarah and Happy Pink Saturday! Oh, what a glorious pink post! Love those cup cakes and what a precious little airstream trailer all dolled up to serve cup cakes! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  19. I have never seen a cupcake shop quite like that - wonderful - I wish I could shop, eat, drool there in person!

  20. I know one place that I will visit when I come to Autsin! The Airstream is such a cute idea, I have always loved them. Your photos are amazing!
    I also loved your stork post, just didn't get to post about it. Our last day of school was Friday and I am ready for summer! I can't wait to learn more about my Nikon, playing with my new I-Pad and just relaxing....

  21. Oh how cute! What an adorable post. Now I want some cupcakes! :) Thank you for celebrating with us here for Pink Saturday! Hope your day is fabulous!

    Hugs ♥ Sheri ~~ Prim Rose Hill Studio

  22. Having so much fun hopping from party to party with Beverly. I adore the cupcakes and oh what a shop. Everything is larger in Austin.

    Happy Pink Celebration Saturday.

  23. Hi Sarah....What a great post on a fun and unique place in Texas. I've not been to Austin in so long. On my next trip to NewBraunfels I'm going to take the time to run over and check out this Cupcake place and give you a shout to meet me there. Everytime I go, it's mostly work and very little play time. Thanks for sharing this great Texas Spot in Austin to all the Pinkies! Now, I'm going to drool over the RedVelvet cupcake with icing from heaven....or the maybe your favorite...the chocolate.

  24. Happy PS Sarah. I think I remember this post when you started visiting my girlfriend Sherri in Vancouver...Am I wrong? I emailed Sherri right away and told her about this awesome business. What a grand grand beautiful way to start my day. Cupcakes coming from an Airstream camper. LOVE IT.
    Happy happy weekend.
    Thank you for stopping by to visit me. I love company.
    Sending cupcake hugs to you.
    Love Claudie

  25. What a fabulous post my friend.. the cupcake and strawberries look so delicious.... Happy Pink Saturday... hugs ~lynne~

  26. Hadn't heard of this business before ... but I can see my 'puttin' on the #s if it were nearby.

    May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  27. Absolutely love the name of your blog! Something I live by. And what a cool bit on the cupcakes in the airstream! Made me think off and on all day what a neat business that would be to have. I see the wheels turning in my head. Looking forward to digging into your past posts.

  28. Hope you had a great Pink Saturday. Love the cupcakes.

  29. Hi Sarah, love the birthday cupcake. I wish I had one right now. Mmmmm. Your post is truly interesting and I enjoyed reading all about Hey Cupcake. That guy is a genius. The Airstream idea is awesome.

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  30. Love this idea! I watched the video. They must be some delicious cupcakes. They obviously have loyal customers. The Airstream idea is just so cool. Now, I want to go get a cupcake at an Airstream. Fun post Sarah. Thanks so much for linking it to Favorite Things. laurie

  31. How cute is this! And I adore cake...especially cupcakes!

  32. Happpy PS! what a lovely post! thanks for sharing. have a good weekend!

  33. Oh how yummy!
    What a neat idea and the cupcakes look devine!
    Great Post Sarah and Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you.

  34. Oh I love pink! AND cupcakes! this post is almost like a toture to the little greedy me. YUM!

  35. Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday!! I love your pics. Hope to see you at my blog sometime!! XX

  36. This is so cool!
    I can't believe that I live in the Texas Hill Country and I didn't know about this place.

    You can bet I'll be going now!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  37. Hello Sarah. Such lovely post.
    Happy Pink!
    Enjoy your day.

  38. TOO FUN~ cupcakes in an airstream! What marketing all the parts to your terrific pink post, from the video, menu board and of course, yummy cupcakes~ I'll take mine injected please :-)

  39. What you have shared is a piece of heaven. I think cupcakes are the worlds best dessert and I'm so jealous that it would be a 20 hour drive for me to visit this place! Love YOUR post!

    So sorry for the belated visit! I realize I'm two days late (and a dollar short, haha!) but there are so many pinks and so little time over this holiday weekend with relatives visiting!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie @
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  40. What a perfectly delicious PINK post, Sarah! All the choices would overwhelm me, for sure. Your photos really make it seem like we are right there with you. Wish we were!!!

    Cool "S" post on the storks, too. Ever the teacher, you do it so well.

    Hugs to you on the Memorial Day weekend!

  41. i love the #2 candle, how dear!!! what a fantastic birthday post, with al the trimmings!!! hope you're having a precious week!!!

  42. I love your pink post! And those Airstreams--it was my desire, as a child, to grow up and live in a trailer (as they were called back in the day). My sisters and I would beg our parents to take us to sales lots so we could walk through those neat "homes". My dream did not materialize but I recall it fondly.


  43. Happy Pink Saturday, Sarah. We've been pinking together for almost a year now. Thank you for everything you do to make Pink Saturday special.

    Thank you for the wonderful party, and for the birthday wishes. Girl, I sure would love one of those cupcakes right now. Do you think you can get them to set up an Airstream in my town?

  44. Hi Sarah,
    I'm terribly late visiting your Pink Saturday post; sorry! What a wonderful spot to visit! Love those cupcakes. Lovely birthday post to help celebrate Beverly's big day! Hope you have a beautiful week and please stop by tomorrow and visit me for tea, won't you?


  45. Sarah,

    Thanks for your sweet visit! I love the cupcake post! Strawberry cake and cream cheese icing is one of my favorites! Next time I'm in Austin I must check it out! Thanks for sharing and hope your holiday weekend was wonderful!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  46. Great post for a Pink Saturday birthday celebration, Sarah!...Christine

  47. What a sweet post!
    LOVE it!
    Thanks for your visits, You always make me smile. Thank you.


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