HOUSTON—Zeapod Cakery sells cookies, cupcakes, and other confections made by a mom with sweet dreams of building a cake empire.
“My husband said if you sell a cake, I will buy you a mixer,” Liz Hale explained of the bet her husband made with her.
Instead of a cake, Hale sold 200 cupcakes, and her husband made good on the deal. This mom-turned-entrepreneur got her mixer, then got to work.
“I am self-taught through Youtube and Google,” she said.
Hale went from baking her kids’ birthday cakes to creating custom cakes for local celebs like the Houston Texans’ Daniel Manning. You can enjoy her treats from her mobile cake truck—Zeapod Cakery, which is open seven days a week.
The recipes are all her own—from chocolate-stuffed cookies, to gourmet cheesecakes, to something called a “cupcake-on-a-stick.” This customer-favorite looks like a push-pop, and it’s the first of its kind in Houston.
“I always tell people the story about how I lost one in a giant purse and I found it two days later, and it tasted just as fresh and delicious,” said customer Jessica Piedra.
Hale’s dream is bigger than her cake truck. Last year she launched My Food Park HTX, at 800 Hwy 6 South, in West Houston to lure more food trucks outside the loop.
For this mom, it’s a dream come true.
Twitter @ZeapodCakery or @MyFoodParkHTX
Katherine Whaley’s review: Loved the variety of cup cake-on-a-stick flavors (I tried the Oreo). The cake was light and moist, and it was easier to eat than a cupcake. Even though the cupcakes-on-a-stick get all of the attention, my favorite item was the peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookie. The cookie was heavy on the chocolate, tender, slightly chewy, and full of rich, creamy (not too sweet) peanut butter. Of course, the KHOU microphone cake she made was so nice!