Thursday, April 12, 2012


There is not much time to blog when you are the owners of a small business!  Between baking, frosting, packaging, selling, marketing, and checking orders, it can be busy and hectic!

We have had a wonderful start, though, and its been a great few months so far.  We have a website now, Pecan and Charlie's Mobile Cupcakery, which was designed by the incomparable Kevin Mitchell.  You can order directly from our website now, as well as seeing all of our flavors and descriptions!

Lastly, please join us this Saturday, April 14, for the "My Streets, My Eats"  Food truck Symposium.  Here are all of the details:


Click to download the full, hi-res 11x17 flyer

Do you want Chicago to have a vibrant street food scene?
Do you want the freedom to start a successful food cart or truck?
Are you interested in how mobile food businesses build communities?

Join entrepreneurs, scholars, advocates, government officials, Chefs and foodies on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the University of Chicago Law School, 1111 East 60th Street, Auditorium.

Special Session for Vendors // 8:30 a.m. 
Understanding how Chicago’s Laws Apply to You

Symposium //  9:30 a.m.
Meet our panelists 
First Panel
Street Food: An Important (and Delicious) Part of Urban Life

Moderated by Beth Kregor
Sean Basinski, Founder & Director, The Street Vendor Project
John Gaber, professor, University of Arkansas
Heather Shouse, author, Food Trucks

Second Panel
Chicago, What’s the Hold Up? The Need to Reform the Windy City’s Vending Laws
Moderated by Erika Pfleger, Assistant Director, IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship
Willie Cochran, Alderman, Ward 20
Justin Large, Chef de Cuisine, Big Star
Vicki Lugo, Vice President, Asociación de Vendedores Ambulantes
Samm Petrichos, Chef, Spice!

Third Panel
What Would Be Better? How Cities Can Create Economic Opportunity by Knocking Down Barriers to Vending
Moderated by Christina Walsh, Director of Activism and Coalitions, Institute for Justice
Bert Gall, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
Greg Kettles, Deputy Counsel, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Baylen Linnekin, Founder & Executive Director, Keep Food Legal
Gabriel Wiesen, Owner, Beaverʼs Coffee and Donuts Truck 
Meet our panelists!

Meet Up //  1:30 p. m.
 Food trucks will meet up outside the law school to serve lunch!
Duck ‘n’ Roll
Forever Yogurt Food Truck
Getta Polpetta
Gigi’s Bake Shop
Haute Sausage
Pecan and Charlie’s Mobile Cupcakery
Schnitzel King
Ste Martaen
Sweet Ride
Tamale Spaceship
Taquero Fusion
The Slide Ride
Wagyu Wagon
Zullo’s Food Truck

First 250 registered attendees receive a $5 voucher to use at any of the vendors above!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I used to follow frosting and sparkles and I'm THRILLED that you started a cupcake truck!!!! I wish you were in our neck of the woods but perhaps I'll just have to take a road trip. Congrats on your new adventure!!! -Carrie from Violets are Blue