For a year now, the Buttercream Cupcake Lady has happily trucked around Philadelphia, soothing the sweet teeth of her adoring public at locations she announces in advance through social networks - until yesterday.
As soon as the Cupcake Lady pulled to a stop on Market Street near 33rd at high noon, "business-compliance" enforcers and Philadelphia police pounced, confiscating her fully loaded truck.
"Three enforcement guys came out with badges blazing," said Kate Carrara aka Cupcake Lady. "Scared the crap out of me. The three cops with them were looking at me like, 'We can't believe we're doing this.'
"And I'm like, there's crack deals a block away and three cops are surrounding the Cupcake Lady? I mean, really?"