'Twas a sad day when whoopie-pie slingers Rockstar Bakeshop called it quits back in 2013, but a new owner is bringing the bright pink truck back to life.
Owner Emily Guynes has been honing her baking craft at popular Park Cities cake shop Panini Bakery for the past five years while earning a baking and pastry degree at the Art Institute, and now she's decided to strike out on her own with the food truck. In keeping with the truck's legacy, whoopie pies are making an appearance on the menu, but there's plenty other stuff too: cookies in flavors like Dirty Pop (white chocolate and salted, buttered popcorn), New Jack Hustler (matcha and white chocolate), and Jailhouse Rock (bacon and peanut butter); Simon & Garfunkel bars, which are rice krispy treats studded with potato chips and chocolate; and Float On cupcakes, root beer cake crowned with vanilla buttercream and a maraschino cherry.
Rockstar's official re-launch party goes down Friday, July 31 at Deep Ellum Brewing Company's taproom from 6 to 10 p.m.; Guynes says there will be a live band, mini-burger support from the Easy Slider truck, and "an obscene amount of sweets." (Oh, and beer of course.)
Guynes says she's got some private events booked in the near future and is working on getting a regular schedule of open-to-the-public events; for now, she's also taking ordersfor custom cakes in flavors like red velvet with salted cream cheese frosting, plus whole pies, cobblers, and cheesecakes.