While not technically a cupcake or muffin, this car is also a type of dessert—sort of like a Chinese take on the muffins. It was originally envisioned as a red bean paste bun, one of my favorite desserts my grandma makes, but the filling can be interpreted as anything you want.

The car was built on a Razor electric scooter, with a wooden base and pneumatic caster wheels. We’re still working on the battery capacity, and may upgrade the motor if we find a stronger one (and learn to weld). The top was designed to be lightweight, with ease of transport in mind, and consists of a chicken wire and drip tubing frame, resting on a frame made of pvc pipe. The cover was quilted and is very soft. I’ve also got a hat made out of a steamer lid.

Read more about the bao car’s alternate facade, the Orange Cream Cupcake.