The rise of food trucks has been explosive and even controversial, but they have certainly changed the quality of food at festivals and provided food solutions to bars or breweries without kitchens. A new venture will join the ranks at Tailspin Ale Fest on February 16, making its debut as a dessert truck called Scrumptious (by Louisvillelicious).
Louisvillelicious Cake & Desserts is owned by Melissa Butler and has offered custom cakes and dessert catering for the last seven years. Butler started her dessert journey with a degree in diaetetics from University of Kentucky followed by her Sullivan University education in baking and pastries. Since then, she has self-taught herself everything she knows.
“I went from nutrition to sweets; sweets are a little bit more fun,” she said. “I originally wanted to go to art school. When I was watching Food Network in college — that’s when Ace of Cakes was on — and I thought that looked fun. I would watch that every week, and that sparked an interest in me to get into the cake world and use my creative abilities in that way.”
Butler has partnered with Dung (pronounced Young) Tran, owner of the Asian Food Truck “Fresh Out The Box” on this new mobile venture, which will be a horse trailer transformed into their dessert truck. They both thought it would be cute to stick with the Kentucky theme.
Dessert items will include options like bourbon balls, cupcakes, cookies and cake pops – many of which will be alcohol or cocktail themed. However, the truck will also have kid menus like mini cupcakes and smaller items. The menu will vary depending on the event, and they will also offer different private catering menus since the truck will be available to book for private events. For Tailspin, the truck will be offering custom Ballotin Whiskey Turtle Twist Cookies (pictured above) alongside their more common fare.
There will be phone number and email released on their Facebook page when the truck is ready for bookings.