top image by alexandra valenti.
1/2 cup vegan butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
egg replacer for 2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk* mixed with 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
*make vegan buttermilk by placing one tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. add enough milk (soy or replacement milk of choice) to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line and let stand for 5 minutes.
preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
beat the butter and sugars on medium speed until fluffy (about 5 minutes.) while that is mixing, sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder, ginger, cloves and pepper in a medium sized bowl.
add “eggs” to the butter and sugar and mix thoroughly. alternate adding the flour and milk mixtures, beginning and ending with the flour. mix thoroughly again. now add in the pumpkin puree and mix until smooth.
bake 23-25 minutes. let cool completely and frost with your favorite buttercream frosting! makes approximately 22 cupcakes.
earlier today i was looking for grizzly bear, who i told you about a couple of weeks ago, because i saw her sporting a little pink bow this morning and i wanted to take a picture. well look where i found her!
curled up in the lap of one of our designers while she worked :) could she be any cuter?
and look who graced us with his presence this week!
fritz!! long time no see buddy!
our third and final october catalog model, rumi neely, was photographed by her boyfriend colin sokol at the home of our senior designer in mt. airy, philadelphia. i posted some photos of the gorgeous home the other day, and here are some photos from rumi’s day of shooting there.
stay tuned for a video tour of the house coming soon!
our favorite brother and sister duo, angus and julia stone, played a show at xpn on wednesday night. here are some pics one of our fp girls snapped from the front row :)
pssst… also in attendance? isabel lucas!
here are a few of their songs… nice chill friday music.
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there’s also a quick video of them performing at bonnaroo on our youtube page :)
a couple of our stores posted about the blog fashionlitter on their facebook pages so i checked it out- this girl definitely loves fp! and she wears it well too :) i like the way she styled our items in these pics!
the quiet harmony dress.
the beautiful stardust dress.
she looks great!
you guys might remember a while back, we had a couple of our summer interns set up a makeshift “store” in our office, filled with items that were actually going to be used in our october catalog. well the purpose was to create a really nice environment for when rumi neely came into our office, so she could experiment with all of the items and choose her outfits for the shoot! i went up and hung out with her for a little bit and snapped some photos. both rumi and her boyfriend colin are incredibly sweet and down to earth people and work so well together, they’re fun to watch :)
above image was taken by colin.
check out the rumi’s philadelphia photo diary on her blog, too :)