Food Truck Trends 2011: Can’t get enough bacon and cupcakes!


Perfect cupcake topping, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck (Orlando). Photo courtesy of Droolius blog.

Bacon was far and away one of the most popular ingredients in the food truck scene, with many trucks entirely dedicated to the protein. On the flip side of this flavour profile, we also saw a big boom in sugary sweet mobile cupcakeries. In the most ideal scenario, we even spotted bacon-topped and bacon infused cupcakes for the best combo of salty-sweet deliciousness. 


"The Rico" - An all beef hot dog with chunks of Applewood and hickory smoked bacon. Bacon Mania ( Orange County)

If you’ve been following along with us on Twitter, you’ll likely have noticed a compendium of #bacon-related tweets. There was no shortage of bacon news and information in 2011, and we’ve certainly covered a lot of bacon on the show. Whether it’s used as a topping (such as in the case of “The Rico” here from Bacon Mania in Orange County) or simply standing on its own, There’s just a lot of shameless bacon lovin’ happening both online and offline.

Track down more bacon and bacon love at:

Bacon Bacon (San Francisco)

Re-Up BBQ (Vancouver)

Maximus Minimus (Seattle)

The Bacon Wagon (Dallas)


“Buttermilk Maple Cupcake” Buttermilk flavored cake topped with a maple buttercream and real bacon. Cupcakin’ (Dallas) Photo courtesy of DFW Food Truck Foodie


It was really no surprise that this major trend in baked goods would extend itself to the food truck arena, and we’re glad it did. We saw some beautiful confections this year, and bacon-topped cupcakes (like this one from the Cupcakin’ machine in Dallas) was definitely on our list of favourites.

Here are some more sweet mobile cupcakeries to check out:

Yum Yum Cupcake Truck (Florida)

Curbside Cupcakes (Washington, DC)

Flirty Cupcakes (Chicago)

Saweet Cupcakes (San Antonio)

Silver Spoon Contributors

Special thanks to some of our Eat St. Silver Spoons for offering up their trend suggestions and wonderful photos for us to use in this series! Here’s a short introduction to who they are:

DFW Food Truck Foodie

Stephanie Hawkes, aka DFW Food Truck Foodie

Hi I’m Stephanie Hawkes, aka DFW Food Truck Foodie. I’ve always loved food and travel and was excited when the street food culture came to Dallas/Ft Worth and I could combine both loves. By day I work for a large corporation, so blogging allows me an excuse to get away from the office for lunch and go have fun!

You can find me online at:
Twitter: @dfwtruckfoodie