Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Food truck review: Mini pies from Cup-Cakin Machine
I am now making a list of people who will be receiving a pie package for a Christmas gift.
I don't normally do posts for special items from trucks I have already visited. Goodness knows there are enough trucks that I haven't visited and written about, and most trucks are introducing new items all the time. So, when a new item passes my way, I will talk about it on Facebook and Twitter and leave it at that. However, like anything, there are exceptions and I've just had some specialty items that merit a post. This would be the personal sized pies from Cup-Cakin.
Full disclosure, I don't like pie crust. I know, I know, its unAmerican, but its a texture thing with me. When Thanksgiving comes around and the pies come out, so does my spoon to scoop out the yummy fillings and leave the crust. So, when Cup-Cakin's owner Ashley Green contacted me asking my opinion on her adding personal-size pies to the menu, I enthusiastically said, "Yes, that's a great idea" while simultaneously wonder how I was going to stand at a food truck and eat pie with a spoon.
Saturday night, with recipes perfected, the Cup Cakin Machine cranked out their first cupcakes, in apple, pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato flavors. In the name of blogging, I ordered one of each and brought them home to try.
A-MA-ZING is the only way to describe these 4-inch pies. They are the perfect size for an evening snack or those who don't want a whole 9-inch pie but don't want to miss out on their favorite desserts.
The pecan was my favorite; the filling was sweet and smooth while the pecans were fresh and flavorful. Ironically, I loved the crust! During cutting, it held the pie together, but once I started eating, it melted in to the pie. It was buttery and flaky with a very smooth texture.
The apple pie was so cute, with its personal size lattice! The apples were high quality and the filling was sweet and tasty. Just like with the pecan, the crust held the the pie together but then melted in to the taste.
The pumpkin pie had the quintessential autumn taste. This had the right cinnamon and spice blend that wasn't too overpowering but added the hearty flavoring that you expect from pumpkin pie. The filling was creamy and smooth.
The sweet potato was also very tasty. I know a lot of times people say pumpkin and sweet potato taste alike, but not this time. The sweet potato was light and full of flavor, with a smooth texture and slightly crisp top. It was pie like my grandmother use to make.
I very much enjoyed all of these pies and am now making a list of people who will be receiving a pie package for a Christmas gift: neighbors, co-workers, teachers, grandparents. There are many people who will love these treats as much as I did and appreciate the smaller size. If you are interested in purchasing pies for gifts, contact Ashley at email@example.com to place your order.
I'm so glad that Cup-Cakin expanded their menu and showed me that pie crust can be as yummy as pie filling!
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