Will No One Think Of The Cupcakes? Cupcakes Confiscated In Philly

Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2010

Someone is trying to keep Philadelphia’s delicious cupcakes down. Yesterday, Philly police confiscated the Buttercream Cupcake Lady truck. And they fined the cupcake lady, Kate Carrara, $200 for violating Philadelphia’s “business compliance” laws

But Carrara, a former lawyer, said she is properly licensed to have the truck in the city. “There’s crack deals a block away and three cops are surrounding the Cupcake Lady? I mean, really?” she said. Plus, Philly is averaging a murder every other day or so. The city’s Licensing and Inspection department — who typically handle these type of violations — say that they weren’t the ones to issue the order and aren’t sure who actually confiscated the truck. But, luckily, Carrara was able to get her truck back — and its yummy stock of banana cake with Nutella buttercream and red velvet cupcakes (Kate, please send us those for “research!”) — after paying the fine. Ah, sweet justice. [Philly.com]