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Cupcake food truck soaring into hearts of Lufkin foodies with new downtown location

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"Sweet Thing" offers cupcakes on the go (Source: KTRE Staff) "Sweet Thing" offers cupcakes on the go (Source: KTRE Staff)
Dana Helton has been running "Sweet Thing" since 2011 (Source: KTRE Staff0 Dana Helton has been running "Sweet Thing" since 2011 (Source: KTRE Staff0
"Sweet Thing" visits the Angelina Co. Courthouse on Thursday mornings (Source: KTRE Staff) "Sweet Thing" visits the Angelina Co. Courthouse on Thursday mornings (Source: KTRE Staff)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A delicious afternoon snack is being delivered to the Angelina County Courthouse from the inside of a colorful food truck. That's right, the "Sweet Thing" cupcake food truck has finally driven into the hearts of busy lawyers. While the venture is still relatively new, the owner of the moveable bakery said the extra foot traffic could possibly help her grow her hobby into a full-fledged business.

 Dana Helton has been creating and baking cupcakes for her food truck for the past three years.

"I would see the food trucks in Houston, and I thought that would be really fun if I took my cupcakes and put them in the truck, so I looked for food trucks and found this one in Austin," Helton said. "We did a little road trip to Austin, picked up the food truck, and came back and started doing cupcakes."

Adding the courthouse to her list of locations wasn't her original idea, Helton said, but after a courthouse employee suggested the new venture,  the idea stuck.

"It's really fun to see the expression on their face when they take a bite, and they realize it really is a good cupcake, and it's just not a normal cupcake that they can get anywhere. So, it's always fun to see that reaction," Helton said.

Helton's fans come in all ages; from young cupcake lovers to old, Helton's cupcakes are becoming a sensation with downtown guests.
Despite the food truck business not really being a hit in Lufkin, bringing extra sugary treats to the community each week is a hobby she loves, Helton said.

"I like creating different cupcakes, so it gives me a chance to create something different, and I get to see other people enjoy it," Helton said.

Helton spends her time working as the owner of KB Yoga in downtown Lufkin, but she said she ventures over to the courthouse in her nifty food truck every Thursday morning until 1 p.m. To learn more about Helton's business, visit www.sweetthingrolls.com.

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