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Cake Byte: Sweet News from Cakespy

They say that while the cat's away, the mice will play. While we're not completely sure what this means, we at Cakespy have been having a wonderful time in NYC, seeking out the sweetest new developments in baking and bakery culture.

While we continue our travels and apologize for not being able to respond to all of your comments until we're back in Seattle, there is some news which simply has to be shared in the meantime:

First, we would like to report that Natalie of Bake+Destroy! is an absolute genius. Not news? OK. But did you know that she recently immortalized Cakespy artwork in a series of brilliantly propped and photographed cupcakes that she made (above)? Check out more at the Bake+Destroy Blog.

Next on the agenda: perhaps you've found yourself alone and unaccessorized in the cold, cruel month that gives us Valentine's Day? Avoid heartbreak with some good old fashioned retail therapy: Jessie Steele (whose wonderful booth we were able to visit at the NY Gift Show) is debuting hot new cupcake aprons which are available to ship on February 15th this year. Guaranteed to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling! Available at jessiesteele.com; will also be available soon at wishingfish.com.


Finally, are you so over the "best commercial" conversations about the super bowl? How about cutest cupcake? This year our pick goes to Sweet Avenue Bakeshop in NJ, who has made some cupcakes that made us feel happy in a Giant way. Check them out at their web site or even better, if you're in Rutherford NJ, go buy some. Even if you're not in Rutherford NJ, why not take a road trip? They're also having an Oscar Party / Vegan Ice Cream tasting tasting later this month, so clearly the Super Bowl isn't the only Giant of New Jersey.

Til we return to our regularly scheduled posting later this week: Stay Sweet!

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Reader Comments (25)

that apron is super cute!

What dedication, posting during your trip!! Natalie did such a cute job with those cupcakes. A wonderful tribute to the Cakespy crew!

February 3 | Unregistered CommenterVegan_Noodle

oh my goodness that apron is to-die-for stellar!! love it!! so retro-looking too :0D

enjoy the rest of your trip!!

February 3 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieGirl

Yep, I'm exhibiting in Accent on Design, but I'm finished at 10 tomorrow morning. I'll be off to play until 9 on Tuesday night.

Do you have dinner plans already?

February 3 | Unregistered CommenterGeggie

Jessie Steele aprons are GORGEOUS. I have two and they're so pretty my husband has to remind me they're not for wearing out of the house.
I'm glad you liked your tribute cupcakes and I'm glad you're back!

February 3 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Geggie--alas we finish at 5pm tomorrow and then must dismantle our booth (awful times) so I am not free :-( if you come by though we're at pier 92, #31017! it's "Madison Park Greetings" and I am the one in the sparkly glasses.

February 3 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Have fun in NYC! I am very jealous.
Cute cupcakes.

February 3 | Unregistered CommenterEmiline

oh that cakespy icon muffin is really really cute!! i would love to have one :-)

ps, i've been out for a while..i missed a lot of your posts..need to catch up :-) the brownie photo looks sooo inviting yummmy!!

February 4 | Unregistered CommenterDhanggit

Glad to hear you're having fun! Of course Natalie is a genius!

What a great looking apron!! Have fun fun fun in NYC :)

Rosie x

February 4 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

So cute! I like the apron too!

February 4 | Unregistered CommenterTres Poshe Preppy

That is the sweetest apron.

Have fun in NY! I can't wait to hear what you find in terms of best bakeries...

February 4 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

Oh my gosh, I would have recognized the Bake & Destroy cuppies as yours anywhere! What a great job.


February 4 | Unregistered CommenterRockerJewlz

This is just beautiful. Awesome Post!

February 5 | Unregistered CommenterSorina

Love the cupcakes! My sister is thinking about breaking into the cupcake business. Any advise?


And. . . speaking of aprons, check out the Blue Collar Apron over at Molly Made. They are repurposed from men's dress shirts -- fabulous!


February 5 | Unregistered Commenterpssst

Man! All the fun people are at the NY Gift Expo!! Stop by Relish At Home if you get a chance. She's a Bay Area local with amazing talent and the best boutique in Berkeley!

Have fun!!!


February 5 | Unregistered CommenterEB

Wait is that cakespy cupcake figurines?!!!! Are you selling them? I want one if you are! I'm all set to get the tote at some point when I get my act together, but that figurine is too cute!!

February 5 | Unregistered CommenterEllo

you must be having a blast in nyc! i'm jealous! just make sure to stay warm... :)

i would also like to tell you that cupcakes are my new favorite dessert, so all this cupcake stuff you posted about really excites me now!

February 5 | Unregistered CommenterRuby Red Vegan

oh boy, these cakes and apron are too cute! have a great time in NYC.

February 5 | Unregistered CommenterGattina

Teachin': Isn't it? Thanks!

Vegan Noodle: Well, Mr. Cakespy actually finished up and published, so a team effort! :-) Trying not to lose momentum. And yes, aren't Natalie's cupcakes simply to die for?

Veggiegirl: Thanks! Just got back. It was an awesome trip. For photos check back to http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakespy!

Natalie: Thanks! And yes, Jessie Steele aprons are amazing! The employees are all so cool too.

Emiline: Thanks! It was an AWESOME time.

Dhanggit: Good to have you back! Glad you liked Natalie's handiwork!

Melisser: Thanks! I found some awesome VEGAN TRIFLE in nyc... ;-)

Rosie: Thank you so much! It was a great trip. Glad to be home though.

Tres Poshe Preppy: Thanks, they're so cute in person too!

Susan: Isn't it?

Caroline: Oh man, too many!! My poor little waistline, maybe not so little anymore ;-)

Julie: Aren't they great!

Sorina: Thank you so much!

Pssst: Awesome! The world needs more cupcakes I think! Where is she opening a place? Those Mollymade aprons are cool too! Dude, so much cool stuff!

EB: Sorry I missed her! I looked them up online though-very cool!

Ello: I think I am going to make toys now, I am so inspired! My mom and I went art supply shopping and she's helping me design cuppie toys. ;-) I will let you know when they are ready!

Ruby Red Vegan: Yes, it looks like you had a cupcake awakening!! NYC was awesome, I found a bunch of great vegan stuff that you'll read about soon I am sure!

Gattina: Thanks, it was a great time and thank you for the kind words!

February 6 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Very cute merch - love Natalie's Cakespy cupcakes.

February 7 | Unregistered CommenterCakelaw

I LOVE the cakespy cakes! They do look rather annoyed that they are about to be scoffed though! hehe

February 8 | Unregistered Commenterbbaking

Cakelaw: Thanks, Natalie is the best. Ever!

Bbaking: Thanks! Aren't their expressions simply priceless??

February 8 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Ok as soon as you make the cupcake toys, let me know. I am first on your list of customers!!!

February 11 | Unregistered CommenterEllo
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