Plane crashes are bad; Plane Pastries are good
Desserts are flying off the shelves at Plane Pastries, a unique cart in the Food Cart Pod at S.E. 52nd Avenue and Foster Road, in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. Its online at: www.planepastries.com
The aviation-themed dessert cart created by Kris Butler opened only this past summer, but has already received mentions in several prominent media, including The Food Network's Cupcake Wars. Kris is not only a culinary-school-trained pastry chef, she is also a certified helicopter pilot instructor. Her cart combines her two loves.
Butler learned her pastry skills at the Oregon Culinary Institute in 2011, where she focused on baking. At age 27, she decided to learn how to fly helicopters, and received her CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) rating through Portland Community College's Aviation Program this spring. She enjoys vintage military aviation art – also called airplane nose art – and displays an image of a leggy female flight captain in her business logo.
Kris works in a cheerful aqua and white food cart she calls the hangar. The menu, heralding departures of the Treat Fleet, includes Whirlwind Rice Krispies treats; Its all Wright cookies; French macaroons; a Voodoo Caramel bar; crème brulee custard; and a squadron of cupcakes. Beverages include coffee, tea, cider, and cocoa. On weekends she serves biscuits and gravy too.
Kris food cart adventure is open from Wednesday to Monday, 10 am to 3 pm. She also is open for dinner some Friday and Saturday evenings, and plans to create new aviation-themed specialties such as pies. She also caters for weddings, birthdays, work events, and parties. The skys the limit, she says with a grin. We wish her a CAVU business journey – ceiling and visibility unlimited.
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