Aside from alcohol-infused cupcakes, the truly special core of The Buzzed Cup bakery is the family who created and run the bus. The Buzzed Cup is a small bakery that operates out of a bus remodeled to sell alcohol-infused and many other kinds of delicious snacks.
Elizabeth Florer, the owner of The Buzzed Cup, got into the restaurant industry after leaving the corporate world of working 60 to 70 hours a week as an international project manager.
“I never had family time, my children were growing up without me, I hated it,” Florer said.
While stopping in Huntsville on a family trip, Florer found a franchise restaurant and bought it. She later found out that the restaurant was good, but not so much for its location. So, after dealing with the franchise, a home fire and cancer, Florer decided to leave that restaurant and start the bakery.
“My daughter told me that she wants to bake for a living,” Florer said. “I had no idea how good she is, so I have learned that my daughter is an amazing baker and I was trying to figure out how to help her, how to do coffee and how to have fun in life and not to be stuck somewhere.”
The bakery found its home in a 31-foot First Baptist Church passenger bus, which is remodeled and parked in Market Creek with other food trucks.
“I get to look out my window at a park every single day and the environment here, the people who own it have done a lot of work to make this a beautiful, beautiful space,” Florer said.
According to Florer, The Buzzed Cup will be adding more bar food to their ever-extending menu, and in the spring, they will start delivering until 2 a.m. or 3 a.m.
“So, imagine you just got back from your friends or you’re up studying late and you’re hungry,” Florer said. “Well, we will bring you food and we will bring you alcoholic-infused cupcakes and you don’t have to leave your place.”
Before the spring hits, The Buzzed Cup focuses on surviving winter break, like many local restaurants that thrive off the college students.
“You go into survival mode, you really do, you just hunker down,” Florer said. “You work all the hours yourself or with extremely limited staff. You keep your cost as low as you possibly can and you advertise to everybody.”
A highlight of The Buzzed Cup’s Christmas season is the additional menu item of Sadie Ethel’s 1940 Christmas Cake. Created by Florer’s grandmother, Sadie Ethel, during the Great Depression, the cake tastes like bread filled with fresh fruits, nuts and spices.
“In the depression people would give gifts of fruit and nuts because it wasn’t something that was easily available and so it was very treasured to receive fruits and nuts for Christmas,” Florer said.
To learn more about The Buzzed Cup, stop by their Market Creek location at Avenue M and 15th Street, or check them out online at https://www.buzzedcup.com/.