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Wednesday
Feb182009

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.

Post-proposal
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.

 

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....
(grin)

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

Awwwwwwwwww!

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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