If you find yourself in the mood for a fresh baked dessert one evening, there’s a good chance India Moore and Celena McGuill of Lovebaked will be preparing one last batch of their signature confections to cure your cravings and those of the many fans they’ve made since opening in early June 2012. Creations like the Senorita and Banana Split cupcakes have taken the local food truck community by storm with batches into the hundreds being sold on some days. Lovebaked is a food truck stationed in Mimi’s Trailer Park Eatery located just down the road from the Texas State campus.
In conceptualizing the Lovebaked trailer, Moore and McGuill were insistent on creating a genuine bakery trailer where desserts are completely prepared onsite. View photos of the restoration here. “It is entirely possible (and likely) for you to get a perfectly crafted, gourmet cupcake that is only seconds old, still so warm from the oven it slightly melts the frosting,” Moore said. “Customers don’t get that anywhere else and we feel that is one of the most important parts of experiencing true gourmet desserts.” The two arrive at the trailer several hours before opening each day to begin preparing dozens upon dozens of fresh cupcakes.
In addition to a colorful variety of cupcakes and cookies, Lovebaked also serves lattes made from Cuvee Coffee beans. Upon visiting Cuvee’s website, one can appreciate why Lovebaked owners chose it as the best coffee to compliment their cupcake selection.
The Austin-based roaster closely monitors every aspect of its supply chain from the farmers growing the beans to the very servers pouring the cups. Moore and McGuill both spent 20 hours in the professional barista training course offered at the Cuvee headquarters. Currently being served at the trailer is Dead Fingers, a unique blend imagined by Rob & Jenee Ovitt of Once Over Coffee Bar in Austin. “Because we are on that constant quest to serve what is the best, we saw Dead Fingers as our choice of bean and roast,” McGuill said. “It is simply amazing coffee. If you haven’t had it, we would love to introduce you to something great that you can’t get anywhere else in San Marcos.”