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Meet Sugar Yummy Mama at West Broward Tonight, Truck Roundup at Boomers

Giselle Pinto could be starring in a toothpaste commercial, with her perfect white smile and beautiful features, but instead she's taken to the streets of South Florida in her Sugar Yummy Mama van to share her cupcakes and cake pops with us.

Pinto decided on a van instead of a food truck because its easier to drive around the streets (and it just looks so darned cute)! She decided to start a treats business while living in Austin and working as a high-profile PR exec. The food truck scene in Texas was booming, and she thought she could be successful -- she was right.


Go out to any food truck roundup where Pinto is and you'll be guaranteed to see a swarm of kids and adults clamoring for a chance to grab a cupcake or cake pop. The cupcakes are individually boxed (so buy a few to leave on your favorite coworker's desk the next morning), and the cake pops are the perfect small treat to finish a large meal.

Flavors vary daily but usually include vanilla, red velvet, guava-wuava, dolce de leche, and chocolate. Come early for best selection, because we've been disappointed before -- Sugar Yummy Mama tends to sell out every evening!

You can meet Pinto and sample her cake pops, cupcakes, and other treats at the West Broward Truck Roundup today from 6 to 10 p.m. at Seminole Indian Truck Stop. Trucks include: B.C. Tacos, Che Grill, Divan Bakery & Coffee, Dog Eat Dog, Dolci Peccati Gelato, Miso Hungry, Snow Caps, and Sugar Yummy Mama.

Seminole Indian Truck Stop, 4960 U.S. 27 (5 miles south of FL 84), Weston.

Miami Food Truck Invasion at Boomers today from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Trucks serving dinner include: 4 alarm Pizza, Atelier Monnier, Brus Traveler (Brus Room), Catered Bliss, Happy Greek Chef on 4 Wheels, Guiseppe's Italian Sausage, Latin Burger, Latin House Grill, Mangia Mia, Meatballs & Etc., Monster Burger, Nacho Bizness, Okay Extreme Burger, Papas' Tapas, The Real Chill, El Rincon del Coqui, and Shao Roma Romanian Grill.

Boomers, 1700 NE First St., Dania Beach.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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