Hey Cupcake! selling Willie Nelson-inspired Red Headed Stranger cupcake today only

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The Red Headed Stranger from Hey Cupcake!
The Red Headed Stranger from Hey Cupcake!

The Red Headed Stranger from Hey Cupcake!

Local pastry producers Hey Cupcake! are celebrating the Honorary President of Texas (my words, not theirs) on his birthday with the return of their Red Headed Stranger cupcake. The sugary treat, which nods to Willie Nelson’s nickname and 1975 album of the same name, is sold today only for $3.50 at all Hey Cupcake! locations.

The cupcake features a moist lemon cake, which is the predominant flavor, with a sweet strawberry frosting that is a few shades lighter than Willie’s early braids. But pink-headed stranger doesn’t quite sound right.

And, as my own acknowledgment of the birth of one of the greatest Texans of all time (and because I always look for a reason to trot out this picture), a photo circa 1979 of me and the Abbott, Texas native …

Willie Nelson and Matthew Odam at Willie's annual fun run, circa 1979.

Willie Nelson and Matthew Odam at Willie’s annual fun run, circa 1979.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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