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Cake Byte: CakeSpy Feature in The Seattle Times!

Cupcake big, Jessie Small. Photo by John Lok, The Seattle Times

Who knew that drawing pictures of--and writing about--well, cake, could become such a big deal?

Fact: when CakeSpy.com started in the summer of 2007, I thought it would be what I did until I figured out what I really wanted to do with my life, a perfect intersection of my three biggest passions: writing, illustrating, and baked goods.

It never occurred to me that it could be the thing I did. But here we are, over three years later, and it is very much the life I am living, CakeSpy so much my alter ego that I don't notice sometimes when someone has called me "CakeSpy" instead of my real name (it's Jessie, by the way).

So it is incredibly meaningful to have a stunningly written and photographed article appear in the Seattle Times chronicling my oh-so-sweet story. I couldn't have asked for a more talented team to work on it: Rebekah Denn, that keen observer and incredible wordsmith (she's a James Beard award winner, people!), tells the story in such a way that I'm confident it might even explain to my family what I actually do for a living; the photo by John Lok has me feeling the urge to sing "I feel pretty...oh so pretty...". And of course, that famous little pink cupcake called Cuppie (thanks, Sandy!) is always a big presence.

Check out the full article here!

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Reader Comments (15)

GREAT article Jessie!! You are a supastar! Love the pic too. It's perfectly you.
December 4 | Unregistered CommenterKristin A.
oh my. first of all, that picture just made my day. you look so, so happy and i can't blame you! congratulations, on everything! to do exactly what you love is what i (and i think most people) seek above all else, and it must be wonderful to know you're doing a wonderful job at it :) congratulations!
December 5 | Unregistered CommentercupcakeOdoom
What a wonderful write-up. Love the photo of you too! You look great! You are an inspiration.
December 5 | Unregistered CommenterStef
Wow Jessie! Fantastic article. And what an honor to be featured in the Arts 2010 issue of Pacific Northwest Magazine!
December 5 | Unregistered Commenterdorothy
December 5 | Unregistered Commenterandrea young
I enjoyed the Seattle Times article, and will stop by to visit!
December 5 | Unregistered CommenterGran
You so much deserve the great article! I met you this weekend at the Uprising Art Show and I'm so happy you are as nice in person as you seem on here :)
December 5 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor
can't believe how cute this photo is! love it, love you!
December 5 | Unregistered CommenterKari M
AWESOME PICTURE!!! Congrats!!!!
December 6 | Unregistered CommenterLeandra
Loved the article in the Times - so happy to see you getting good shakes for your good works! Keep it up, Jessie!!
December 6 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
Love your site....Cuppie is awesome and inspirational on a lot of different levels (actually, your alter ego, huh?)...Happy Holidays to you, Jessie!
December 6 | Unregistered CommenterJodi
Yo cake spy, I remember coming across your website a few years ago and low and behold I'm back.. I must have come full circle!
I've got me my own blogspot now... tuck-box .. feel free to check it out and thanks.. you're an inspiration! x
December 8 | Unregistered CommenterTuckbox
Congratulations~! and I love your website!♡
December 8 | Unregistered CommenterLucy
Aweosme article and LOVE the pic of you and Cuppie!
December 11 | Unregistered CommenterSteph
soooooo awesome jessie!! congratulations... what a great article... also you are clearly a musclewoman for holding up big fat cuppie up like that in the picture... !!

congrats on all of your continued success, you deserve it!

xo lyndsay
December 20 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

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