Friday, July 9, 2010

Local Blackberries are in!

Today, I picked up some beautiful local blackberries over at Mountain Foods!
Adam blended them into some icing to make Vegan Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes.
Then Shannon decided to take it over the top- she made a strawberry-blackberry-cherry reduction sauce to top the local blackberry with. It will make you go a little bit crazy for a minute; in a really good way.

The Cupcake!

The Baker!

Shannon, looking wistful.

And me, not doing a damn thing.

5 comments: said...

OMG! these look sooooo good!

Sarah Jackson said...

Don't even ask me how I got to your site, because I swear I don't even know. Well yes I do, but I don't want to admit to being pulled into the Facebook vortex while traveling in New Zealand. Too embarrassing to live.

Anyway, just wanted to drop a line and tell you how much I enjoy your blog and how tempted I am to buy a ticket back to the states for a million dollars headed straight to Asheville to check your shop out. I'm a New Yorker and a hobby baker, but that Southern Baking is no joke!

I have always kind of sucked at cake, so please get a move on with your book. I need all the help I can get! ;-)


Anonymous said...

i dunno, looks like your about to be hard at work eating the dang thing! get to work jodi...get to work.
<3 elyse

Number one Short Street Fan said...

Oh, hell yeah! Me wants!!!!

Faith Rhyne said...

I haven't found that excellent cake lady story in the New Stories From the South Anthology...yet! (I keep getting distracted as I flip through the volumes, and then I read a couple stories, and then I have some coffee...

I am planning on coming in to draw some cupcakes sometime next week. I would also like to talk to you some about the cake ladies from my S. Ga. childhood. I can't take you to them, because they are deceased.

However, I understand exactly why you do what you do and seeing the words CAKE SHOP on that storefront in W. Avl. - well, it just makes me happy for some reason. So, thanks!

I'll keep looking for that story.


I am thinking about introducing myself to places that I like/think are important by offering to draw some vital aspect of them.

You are first on the list and then I really want to go over to the Grove Street Senior Opportunity Center and draw some elderly hands.

(not that a cake shop is more important than the elderly, but...well, you have cupcakes, they have green beans...)

this got long sorry...
Hey! I'll bet you may be able to find an old-school cake lady or two over there!