After hearing all of the buzz surrounding the delectable homemade treats at The Cupcake Collection, we had a hard time believing that founder Mignon Francois considered herself an incapable baker prior to opening the cupcake bakery. Until about a year ago, The Cupcake Collection functioned entirely out of Francois’ home in Germantown. But when a local paper asserted that one of Nashville’s cupcake
ventures should take their business on the road, Francois jumped at the opportunity.
We have all been witness to the success of Nashville’s food truck industry—just look at The Grilled Cheeserie or Smoke et al—so it comes as no surprise that an idea for cupcakes on wheels would be such asuccess! Immediately after deciding to run with the idea for a cupcake truck, Francois found an old yellow school bus that had been converted for tailgating listed in the paper. Within a week Francois was already getting the bus ready for sales.
While The Cupcake Collection bus can often be found around The Gulch, 12 South, or Franklin, it also travels outside of the Middle Tennessee area. In fact, Francois’ son and three of his friends took the bus to New York, stopping to sell their cupcakes in key points along the way. All of the proceeds from the trip went towards the boys’ college tuitions. Clearly the idea for a cupcake bus was a brilliant one.
If you want to give The Cupcake Collection a try, you can stop by their bakery in Germantown or call and order for delivery. Or for a special experience, like The Cupcake Collection on Facebook to get updates on the location of the bus. But whatever you do, be sure to take a look at all of the flavor choices and get drawn in by the pictures of delicious cupcakes on The Cupcake Collection’s website!