Cakespy.com is a Dessert Detective Agency dedicated to seeking sweetness (literally) in everyday life. Sweet dispatches are posted nearly daily, including writeups of bakery visits, decadently delicious recipes and baking experiments, confectionery themed art projects, and more. CakeSpy encourages you to bake (and live) with sweet abandon.
Your Head Spy is named (responsible for most of the sweetness on this site) is Jessie Oleson Moore. Jessie is a freelance writer and illustrator. She was born and bred in coastal New Jersey, and honed her artistic skills at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After living in New York for many years, she ventured west to Seattle, where she worked at a refrigerator magnet company. She quit her magnetic job to found CakeSpy.com, and even (for a couple of years) owned a gallery in which she sold CakeSpy artwork (you can still buy it online!). Since 2007, she has made an illustrious but modest living as an illustrator and writer focused on the subject of sweets. Her writing has appeared on DailyCandy.com, and has been featured in a weekly column on Serious Eats. She has illustrated for various companies including Microsoft, iPop, All-Mighty, Taylored Expressions, and is a regular contributor to Taste of Home.
In 2011, she published her first book through Sasquatch Books entitled CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life. It was featured on the Today Show, in case you were wondering.
Her second book, The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts, is out in May 2013.
Where does CakeSpy call home? Apparently afflicted with wanderlust, Miss CakeSpy has recently lived in Seattle, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, and New York City.
Curious about the life (and art) of a Spy? Read the CakeSpy interview here.
Thank you for visiting the sweet site that is CakeSpy!