Dining With Denise Neil

Cake Face’s old food truck has a sweet new tenant

The former Cake Face food truck has a bright pink new tenant.
The former Cake Face food truck has a bright pink new tenant. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery

The Cake Face food truck has been reincarnated, and its contents are still sweet.

Lexi Bruner just opened a food truck version of her Smallcakes: A Cupcakery, which she’s opened last year at the Shops at Tallgrass at 21st and Rock. She’s operating the truck out of the former Cake Face food truck, which she bought from owners Dave and Summer Schoenhals. The couple moved to the west coast earlier this year for job opportunities.

Bruner revamped the truck, which she and her staff refer to as “Large Marge,” and painted it a bright color of pink. She opened it a few weeks ago and already has been making the rounds to fall festivals in the area.

She’s been surprised by how in-demand the truck is, she said.

“We did not realize how busy we were gong to be,” she said.

The truck sells cupcakes – the same ones it sells in its retail location – for $4 apiece.

The truck will be among the participants in the October Food Trucks at the Fountain event, a meetup of local food trucks that’s happening on Oct. 26.

Eventually, Bruner said, she’d like to take the truck around town and park it near businesses whose employees need a snack break.

“That’s our whole goal,” she said.

Smallcakes’ menu has rotating flavors, including Boston cream pie, peanut butter cup, hot fudge sundae, red velvet and more.