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Home, Sweet Home (Literally): Interior Design by Cakespy


Deck the halls? That's so last year. In 2008, resolve to let more sweetness in your life by decking the walls--and fridge, and your whole house or apartment for that matter---out in dessert-related finery. Not only will these ideas make everyday life a whole lot sweeter, but they're also calorie-free for the (*cough* nevergonnalast) resolution dieters out there.

For your walls: These cupcake plaques by Serious Gnome will brighten up any wall in your house, sans doute. We want one for every room; not only are they gorgeous, but we're fascinated by the painstaking process involved in making them: each piece is designed, cast and hand-finished right in the Serious Gnome studios (rare these days!). Visit their website to learn more about the process and to browse their other (alas, non-cake related, but still cool) styles. $85 each; available online at seriousgnome.com



For your fridge: Cake and dessert related refrigerator magnets are like a preview of what's in the fridge! Our own Head Spy Jessie is the art director of this company (no, she doesn't get paid extra for putting them in here), so naturally there are a lot of cake related designs, including dessert-themed magnets by Julia Rothman, Stacey Asato and even Mrs. Cakespy herself. $11.50 for a set of 4 one-inch magnets, $6.50 for one "Big" magnet; various styles available online at ipopshop.com; cakes shown to the left currently only available by calling 800.638.9622.

For your bedroom: You'll be guaranteed sweet dreams if you rest your little head on one of these pillows: cookie pillows by Pancake Dinner are perfect for naps or as throw pillows ($20; available online at thepaperdoll.net); for bigger appetites or a longer sleep, artist Bethany Schlegel does cozy, fluffy screen printed ice cream ones ($34 ea.).


For the kitchen: While technically calorie-free in and of themselves, we will admit that these cupcake toppers by Bake+Destroy! are perhaps at their best when perched atop freshly baked little cupcakes. Call us diet-saboteurs if you will; call us enablers...both very true. But seriously, how could you resist these toppers, available in styles like Holy Elvis (left), Shark Attack, Gnomes and more? $6 ea., or $3 for a DIY kit.

We'd say that 2008 is going to be one sweet year.
For more information or to pass on more awesome ways to deck your home out in sweetness, please email us!


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Reader Comments (22)

I need those magnets!

January 6 | Unregistered Commentera.

I love the ice ream pillow! The other night I walked into my bedroom eating a cupcake and complaining to my husband that the frosting didn't turn out how I wanted it to. He gave me this really disgusted look and I couldn't figure out why. He took me by the shoulders and guided me to the full-length mirror in which I saw myself, standing there holding said cupcake, in Hello Kitty cupcake pajama pants and a Captain Cupcake t-shirt. Sickness, I tell you. Sickness.

January 6 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Oh, I love those cookie pillows! Great finds!

January 6 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Those magnets are adorable! Can I add another cupcake home decor find to your list? I found it doing a google search last night! http://www.jellio.com/products/birthday.html" REL="nofollow">Cupcake coffee table. Cute and functional! :)

January 6 | Unregistered CommenterCB

Way stinking cute magnets! I am currently converting my M&M kitchen to a dessert themed kitchen, so these are a must have for me! WOOHOO!!!

January 6 | Unregistered CommenterJen Vesper

Adorable loot. I am saving up for your Breakfast Treats watercolor, Jessie. I LOVE IT! :)

January 6 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

So love the cake toppers. Perfect for a devils food cupcake me thinks.

January 6 | Unregistered CommenterGeggie

No I will be eating my pillows in my sleep.... oh and the magnets are soooo cute (I've been obsessed with magnets as of late...) But you forgot to mention your cupcake watercolors on etsy!! I think those are the cutest :-)

January 7 | Unregistered CommenterVegan_Noodle

Those magnets are cute, cute, cute! And so are the cookie pillows! Awww.

January 7 | Unregistered CommenterRuby Red Vegan

fun stuff!!! I love the cookie pillows

***I wish you the best year yet Cakespy***

January 7 | Unregistered Commenterblushing apples

I love magnets and tend to buy them wherever I go! These are precious! :D

January 7 | Unregistered CommenterAnali

very cute - you should do a series of magnets with your illustrations!

January 8 | Unregistered Commenterkat

I love those magnets! And I agree with kat, you should do a series of magnets with your illustrations! They'd be even better.

January 8 | Unregistered Commentereatme_delicious

I need the magnet with the cat and the ice cream cone! So cute!

January 8 | Unregistered CommenterRural Vegan

Oh pretty!

Have a marvelous day!


January 8 | Unregistered CommenterNAME: CIELO

Are the magnets edible?
These are wonderful :)

January 8 | Unregistered CommenterParisBreakfasts

oh my goodness, you guys are brilliant - such incredible and beautiful home decor items!! thanks for sharing all the links!!

January 8 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieGirl

a.: Thanks! The magnets are fun aren't they

Natalie: You're absolutely right, it is a sickness. But a sweet sickness.

Amanda: Yes, we love the cookie pillows too! Sweet dreams guaranteed!

CB: That cupcake coffee table is simply OFF THE HOOK! Awesome!

Jen Vesper: Oooh! Send pics of the converted kitchen! We can't wait to see.

Stephanie: Awww, thanks! Personally that is a favorite of mine--good taste!

Geggie: You're right, they are perfect for devils food cake! Natalie is kind of devilish, but so awesome too!

Vegan Noodle: Probably the pillows wouldn't taste as good as what they represent. Who knows though? Maybe they would be delicious? Thanks for the kind comments on the art too!

Ruby red Vegan: We love cute, so thanks for the compliment!!

Blushing Apples: A very happy and beautiful 2008 to you too--stay sweet! :-)

Kat: Thanks! I actually do a line of magnets! I haven't done cupcake ones (yet) though! They're so much fun to do. www.ipopshop.com

Eatmedelicious: Yes, I think I need some cuppie ones!

Rural Vegan: I know, aren't they cute? They are by an artist named Susie Ghahremani, whose company is called boygirlparty (cute, cute, cute!).

Cielo: Thanks! Not as pretty as your blog though!

ParisBreakfasts: We're working on it, but not QUITE yet. ;-)

VeggieGirl: And best, they're all vegan! :-)

January 9 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Cookie pillows - genius! All of these items are so adorable.

January 9 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa

Larissa: Yes, We love those little pillows! Glad you do too!

January 11 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Wow...this is all really cool!
You're really talented. I love it!

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