Wednesday, July 28, 2010


i had a birthday. i turned 29. that's only one year away from 30. i'm absolutely completely totally unsure how i feel about this.

but, these birthday cupcakes helped me make it through.

berry birthday cupcakes

3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sucanat
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 large eggs
1 cup yogurt
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries & strawberries, frozen for 4 hours (you can mix these together or keep them separate)

blueberry frosting

4 oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
mashed blueberries (to taste)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners.
2. Sift flour into large bowl. Mix in sucanat, baking powder & soda, and salt.
3. Whisk melted butter and oil in medium bowl. Add eggs; whisk to blend. Whisk in yogurt, milk, vanilla extract, and lemon peel.
4. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients; whisk just to blend. Stir in frozen berries. Divide batter among liners.
5. Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
6. Process all frosting ingredients in food processor/blender.
6. After cupcakes are cooled, squeeze a dollop of frosting on top of cupcake. Place fresh berries in frosting.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


it's been a lazy summer. i think i forgot how to post blogs.

i created a website for james:

we are working on creating items for first friday in august, cleverly titled "dogust." we happened across this website after coming up with the idea & decided it will be even more awesome to donate half of our sales to a local shelter (yet to be decided upon) so the dogs can celebrate their birthdays properly. there are a few other artists that may join us, we'll see. (if you're interested, shoot me an email!)

here's a little bit of a preview:

hopefully it will be pretty cute & eclectic, to say the least.

we are also looking for someone to share the studio space at the murphy. the space would comfortably fit 3 to 4 artists - so if you know anyone that needs space, please send them our way.

one last note; i've now got items for sale in homespun over in irvington. you ought to check it out if you haven't yet! the first of it's kind in indianapolis - it's full of local, handmade goodness.