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A Sweet Proposal: Love, CakeSpy and Marriage

Proposal series
A note from Head Spy Jessie:

By profession, I am an illustrator specializing in portraits of anthropomorphic cupcakes. As such, I'm sure you can imagine the delightfully unusual requests for custom artwork I've gotten: cupcakes and a client's pet being chased by the Sta-Puft marshmallow man; an aggressive cupcake brawl; horror-movie inspired cupcakes--the list goes on and on. 
But last week, I delivered one of my sweetest commissions to date: a series of four paintings to be used as part of a marriage proposal
The first painting showed the happy couple flying into San Francisco for the weekend (shown top);
The second painting showed them having dinner at a fancy restaurant overlooking the Bay Bridge;

Proposal series

The third one showed them in a photobooth at the Musee Mecanique, where the photos coming out showed the actual proposal going on;

Proposal series

And finally, the happy couple back at home and enjoying some pizza at their regular place.

The artwork was delivered on Friday, and the proposal happened over Valentine's Day weekend; of course (duh!) she said yes, and the couple couldn't be happier. 
I live in a saccharine world for sure--but this one really made me melt like a puddle of ice cream on hot pie. It was such a pleasure to be part of such a sweet moment.


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Reader Comments (36)

THAT is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. How lucky that your cuppies were part of a couple starting out their lives together. Those are great pieces too!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Aw, so sweet and thoughtful. Any man that goes through such lengths to propose is a keeper for sure!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

How very sweet—the proposer has excellent taste and imagination. Adorable!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterTea

you know how they talk about proposals and food generally being a bad idea? this one is perfect and what a keeper for doing something original!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterKrysta

Oh my goodness. So cute. I love the idea of the proposal in a photo booth is super adorable on its own but your work makes it that much cuter.

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

How sweet! What a lucky couple to have each other and to have their own proposal memorialized by CakeSpy!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterCookie baker Lynn

OH MI GOSH. Wow! What a great idea! How special to have been a part of that. Those are wonderful!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterMcRiguez

Ahhhhhhh! This is cutest thing ever. When it's my turn I want this.

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterJamieofalltrades

This is so, well, sweet! :) Someone is getting a great guy! I love the Van Gogh in the last one!

After 12 years, can I ask my husband for a do-over? ;)

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

that is so cute! it's really cool you got to be a part of it through your art :)

February 18 | Unregistered Commenterveggievixen

That's incredibly awesome! What a great idea!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterOwl Chick

Wow....I'd die just to have such a fabulous proposal....well...since I'm happily married for 35 years, I really can't complain, but what a guy!!
Your art works makes me so happy....and hungry....

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Hi Jessie!
You may not remember me...(cuppie on a treadmill for mother's day...Cupcakery in Thousand Oaks CA...)but I am the lucky girl!!! I want to thank you for capturing the best day ever in watercolor sweetness perfection. You are right, we couldn't be happier. Thank you soooooo much!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterLynnette Rose


February 18 | Unregistered CommenterWendyB

That is a super cute proposal, your world is sugary indeed :).

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

How romantic and how fun for you to be part of it! Any guy who would think of having such cute illustrations done for a proposal is a dream for sure!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

How romantic and how fun for you to be part of it! Any guy who would think of having such cute illustrations done for a proposal is a dream for sure!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

These are wonderful, you have an amazing talent! These really made me smile.

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

Adorable! My boyfriend is currently working on my proposal, I can only hope it is half as cute as this one :) Cupcakes in LOVE!!

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterKelle's Kitchen

Awww so cute.

February 18 | Unregistered Commenterthereddeer

Fabulous! I'm thrilled that a)someone thought to propose this way and b) you shared what you did with us. Thank you.

February 18 | Unregistered Commenterchou

How stinkin' sweet!

And I keep scrolling back up to look at the waiter cupcakes in their ties - with their demure expressions - and giggling.

February 18 | Unregistered CommenterLook Cupcake

What a sweet story! Here's to happily ever after, and a lifetime of cupcakes!

It's times like these that just make what we do SOOOOOO cool. Love these. Thanks for letting us in on such a wonderful romantic and Sweet-artsy occasion. Love them.

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterJanice C. Cartier

Kristin: Thanks! It was really fun to be part of it!

Anne-Marie: I know, right!!?

Tea: Isn't it a sweet idea? I agree with A-M, he's a keeper!

Krysta: Ha!! Much nicer than proposing in a salmon filet or something.

Katie: Isn't it sweet?

Cookie Baker: Thanks! You're so sweet!

McRiguez: thank you so much!

Jamie: Sweet!! Start hinting! :-)

Bridget: Thanks! And hey, there's always your next anniversary...

Veggievixen: I know, it was so fun!!

Owl Chick: isn't it a creative idea? I loved it.

Kathy: Ha!! You're too funny and sweet!

Lynette: OF COURSE I remember you! Cuppie on a Treadmill with milk! And I was so excited that this order was going to someone so sweet. Enjoy!!!!

Wendyb: My thoughts exactly!

Sophie: It sure is!

Carol: It was so fun.

Irene: Thank you so much! Glad they made your day sweeter!

Kelle's: Ha!! Love that he's working on it. :-)

Red Deer: Thanks!

Chou: Isn't it a sweet idea? I was thrilled.

Look Cupcake: My favorite part: their expressions. They are waiters in the French tradition I think--they take it VERY seriously.

TW: Yes! A lifetime of sweetness lies ahead for sure!

Jan: I know, isn't it great to contribute to making the world a sweeter place with art?

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy
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