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Holy Cow Cupcakes

13 Oct

If you are looking for an extremely personal baker, you must make a stop at Holy Cow Cupcakes.  Karen, owner, and I have tweeted back and forth, she’s donated cupcakes to a fundraiser (Wii Olympics) that I hosted two years ago, and she now has moved her location to less than a block from my house.  We don’t really know each other on a personal level by any means, but I like to purchase from local vendors, especially when they are directly in my neighborhood.

But, for a while, I hadn’t stopped in.  I had bought cupcakes multiple times from her previously, but it was because she is extremely friendly and the cupcakes are good.  They weren’t great, but they were decent.  But something has changed.  There is a newness not only to the store, but I am changing my mind and shifting good to delicious.  This could be dangerous due to the proximity of my house.

Why the change?  Well, I always thought the frosting was good, but the cupcakes tended to be dry at times.  It wasn’t consistent enough for me.  But now, things are different.  In the best way possible.

After dining at Scratch Truck the other day, I made my way inside for the best cupcake to come out of that shop.  The pumpkin spice.  It is tender and delicious.  Holding the right amount of spice in the pumpkin cake and a creamy, not overly sweet cinnamon spice cream cheese frosting.  I have to admit, it didn’t take me long to eat this one.  And I now have to admit I’ve gone back multiple times for more.




It gets worse.  And by worse, I obviously mean better.  I bought a cinnamon roll that day too.  I ate it for dessert that evening – it was one of the best I’ve had.  No photos of it for you, but I encourage you to buy one if they are available – which is not daily.  Both times I went back for pumpkin spice, I also went back for cinnamon rolls, but left only with pumpkin spice.  I’ll keep stalking looking until I get another one in my hands.  And I probably won’t share that one like I did the first time with hubs (no offense hubs…I’m just sayin’).

Holy Cow Cupcakes * 61 West City Center Drive * Carmel, 46032 * 317.571.1500

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NY Slice & Scout’s Treats (Food Trucks)

29 Aug

Food trucks are sweeping (okay, driving) Indy. Really, they have been out for quite a while across the country. But here in Indy, they have become much more popular over the past months. There has even been a food truck festival, as well as plans for future events.  I finally had the opportunity to dine at a few of our local trucks.  Food trucks don’t really make their way to the north side of Indy during the work week.  When I heard (okay, read via twitter) not only one, but two, were headed our way, I grabbed my friend and we headed to the parking lots behind a few businesses on North Meridian.

First up, NY Slice. They had rolled into the parking lot at 11am and we were there at 12:20 only to discover they had a few slices of the Hawaiian left, no other options. This didn’t bother either one of us – I personally love Hawaiian pizza. I enjoyed the thin crust that I could fold just like the classic NY pizza. Though I could fold it, it still had a subtle crispness to it.  The sauce wasn’t extremely flavorful other than rich in tomato. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to the toppings. The pineapple was the basic sweet fruit, the ham subtly salty and the cheese blend standard. There just wasn’t a lot of it – pineapple and ham that is. I would have really enjoyed it more if that was the case. I’d buy again, but I would also like to see what my other options are.

For dessert, Scout’s Treats was right behind NY Slice in the parking lot. I have noticed on twitter Scouts partners with NY pretty often. The truck, though predominately all cupcakes, does serve other treats like frozen candy bars. I was all about their main market and ended up with a red velvet in hand. The cupcake was tender and full of melted chocolate chunks. I’m surer the chocolate was melted because of the warm weather, but I really enjoyed it. The frosting was a cream cheese base, but it had a subtle tangy flavor, almost like a sour cream.  I did notice the frosting wasn’t completely smooth either, subtle chunks of cream cheese maybe? I liked the tang, which is why I really enjoyed this cupcake for a 3:00 snack at work.

Oh, I didn’t have a drink through this meal. Then again, no one offered me one. Would have been a nice suggestion since I obviously forgot. Credit/debit cards were accepted via iPhone from NY Slice, but have cash on hand for Scouts since they only accept cash right now. Definitely give them a try if they are in your neighborhood.