Last week, I mentioned a third food truck sighting around Hopkins – the IcedGems cupcake mobile. Following the pink polka-dotted truck’s Facebook and Twitter sites relentlessly, I learned of its upcoming whereabouts on Thursday. From 1 pm – 2:30 pm, IcedGems planned to park at the corner of 33rd and North Charles Street, presenting its creations to college students with a sweet-tooth.
At 1 pm on Thursday, I arrived promptly at the corner of 33rd and Charles. But, alas – no cupcake truck to be found! Where could it have gone? Suddenly, just when I was about to lose faith – IcedGems (it’s hard to miss) blazed down Charles Street and turned the corner onto 34th street towards St. Paul. In a panic, I chased after the truck frantically. I pushed confused students out of my way, nothing able to stop me – I was going to get my cupcake.
The truck turned back onto 33rd and secures a spot in front of Barnes and Noble. Because of a lack of parking spots, the truck had to take a trip around the block. Finally, I purchased a Chocolate Hazelnut cupcake, just in time for my 1:30 pm class. On the way, I munched on my cupcake, relishing in the chocolate icing topping, and creamy chocolate hazelnut filling. I love how IcedGems’ website describes this cupcake – “for chocoholics wanting the next level.”
In addition to the Chocolate Hazelnut, IcedGems also offered a Red Velvet, Key West (Key Lime Pie in a cupcake), Smores (topped with a marshmallow), Vanilla Chocolate (buttercream cake with Callebaut chocolate) and other treats.
I should also spotlight Charm City Cupcakes, another well-known Baltimorean cupcakery, which happens to operate on the ground floor of my apartment building. However, what I love so much about the IcedGems truck is the thrill of the chase. Not knowing where the cupcake truck is going to be at any given point evokes suspense, and encourages its devoted followers to stay in touch. Pretty damn brilliant, if you ask me.