I Scream for Ice Cream… and Cupcakes

Are cupcakes your favorite pastry? What’s your favorite flavor? Filled or not filled?

After hours of chores, one hour of driving through thick city fog, 15 minutes of the typical SF park hunt, Ann (aka Ann GimmeHugs Cakes) and I made it to the front of the line to meet Johnny Cupcakes and asked him those questions. And as expected from years of following his website, he responded back with pure fun and quirkiness.

Johnny Cupcakes and Junkfood Clothing collaborated together for a big city trip to give out their sweet designs in ice cream trucks. They made a stop to Haight Street in the Treatbot truck this weekend to give away free ice cream, sell exclusive merch, and chat it up with fans and the community. Ann and I had the opportunity to share a cherished Cupcake moment with Johnny. We even gave him two doodles I made of us in cupcake suits on “Hello, my name is…” stickers. He stuck them right in his pocket and doodled a little somethin’ somethin’ for us in return.

Ann chillin’ with Tastemakers Demetrius and Lucas. She was originally standing further but Demetrius called her silly and said to come closer so they all legitimately look like friends.

Demetrius and Lucas were good salesmen and convinced me to buy some pins. Erm… Okay. I pretty much convinced myself but I blamed them.

The specials today are…

*fan girl scream*

This entire experience had me in awe of how one person gained so much admiration for simply working hard at what he enjoys doing. He gets to design for a supportive audience and dedicates just enough time working to actually reaching out to them.

Ah. One day. One day, I’ll get there.

Love your brand and who it’s for.

– ChiChai@Empire

(In case you were wondering… cupcakes aren’t Johnny Cupcakes favorite pastry, he likes carrot cake and maple cupcakes, and he prefers them filled.)

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