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Wednesday
Apr292009

Taking it to the Sweet: A Renegade Cake Party in Seattle

Renegade Cake Party!
At CakeSpy, the only thing that rivals the sweetness of the treats we eat is the awesome people we get to meet--bakers, artists, and sugar enthuiasts of all sorts. And I can say that without a doubt, one of the coolest people I've met in recent memory is Tuey. She contacted us a while back after reading about the Cupcake Street Art project--as it turns out, she's been making the world sweeter slowly but surely with monthly cake parties, mostly in Portland, at which she makes a cake and shares it with friends in the park--new friends and good times always ensued.

So when she asked if we'd be interesting in having a cake party here in Seattle, the answer was swift and decisive: YES.
Cake MakingCake
And so she came up from Portland, and the CakeSpy kitchen was employed to make a plethora of goodies. First on the roster was carrot cake--there were two--in which various goodies were hidden (including a mini Cuppie figurine!), and then we decorated them to look like mountains of sweetness, garnished with little figurines from Archie McPhee.


Hidden in the Cake!Cake!

 

Next came several batches of quite possibly the best brownies known to man, using the recipe from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking.
Brownies!

And then they were made even more awesome by the addition of rosemary whipped cream.
Brownies with Rosemary Whipped Cream

With all of this sweetness in tow, we headed over to Cal Anderson Park on a perfectly sunny Sunday.

And we brought Danny's band, Exohxo, with us--because what party would be complete without music?
Cake Party

As the band began to play, people began to drift over--and from then on, we just let the good times flow. Much cake was consumed, many lucky people received free CakeSpy buttons, and we made a lot of sweet new friends.


Cake Party!Cake Party!
At one point a police officer began to walk over as if to stop the band--but as we have been told by many eyewitnesses, as soon as he began to approach it seemed as if he had thought better of it--after all, we weren't hurting anyone.
Cake!Cake

 

At the end of the day, after taking Tuey back to the train for her journey home, we were all exhausted, but happily so: after all, we had all spent the day making the world a much sweeter place.


Renegade Cake Party

 

If you're interested, someone posted videos of the band playing too! Check 'em out here!

Reader Comments (12)

Ah, looks like a good time - I do love parties that include hats!

April 29 | Unregistered Commenterdanamccauley

Those brownies look amazing!!! I'm sure the cop turned around because he saw the party hats. How could you unlawfully assemble while wearing party hats? Impossible!

What a great event! Where is that park? Looks like a great place to take my boys.

April 30 | Unregistered CommenterDana

OMG I sooo want to go to the next Renegade cake party! I'll help bake too. :)

Does Tuey still have the cake parties? I recently moved to Portland would love to find out more if she does!

April 30 | Unregistered CommenterLiza

how totally charming. what a nice way to bring sweetness to others.

May 1 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

what an awesome idea C:
and haha there is a horse in your cake

May 1 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

An excellent way to spread the sweetness, indead!!

May 2 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Hey, y'all.

Tuey has moved to Phoenix, AZ...so, the Cake parties will continue...watch out.

Thanks again, Jessie!

xo,
Tuey & Cake.

May 2 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh man, I wish I had known. I play tennis at Cal Anderson on Sunday's! Nothing like tennis and some cake :)

May 5 | Unregistered CommenterSchmancy

Yummy! Wish I was there

This looks like the best birthday party ever! A party in the park, with music! I love it.

May 9 | Unregistered Commenter808jgirl
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