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Friday
Mar262010

Cake Byte: Various Sweet Goings-On for CakeSpy

OK, sweeties, if you're not a fan of shameless self-promotion, maybe you should click over to another awesome site (like this one or this one or this one)--because this week's Baker's Dozen is dedicated to CakeSpy, and all of the exciting things going on. But if you're a lover and not a hater, here are just some of the reasons why it's awesome to be me right now:

A feature in Sunset Magazine! Yes, Sunset Magazine (pictured above)! I take no credit for this--it all goes to Rebekah Denn, who has always "gotten" the whole CakeSpy thing (maybe she can explain it to my grandma, bless her soul, who always asks what it is again I do for a living, and always reminds me that when she was young, she walked uphill five miles each way to school--sometimes in the snow--and that there were none of these cupcake shops, but rather bakeries that charged five cents for an entire crumb cake?)

The amazing honor of being nominated in not one but two categories for the Saveur Best of the Food Blogs awards! (and in good company, with the likes of Herbivoracious!)! 

The amazing honor of being nominated in not one but two categories for the Saveur Best of the Food Blogs awards (and in good company, with the likes of Herbivoracious!)! No, this is not a typo--this was exciting enough to put twice! Like, OMG!

An amazing feature on the Conde Nast Traveler Blog (one step closer to the New Yorker! Are you reading this, Françoise Mouly?);

A feature on NW Source about the new shop - that means it's official!

Features on the CHS and Central District News blogs about the new shop and Saveur Nomination, too -- double, triple official! (thanks, jseattle and seadevi!)

An interview on Alphabet Soup with the wonderful Jama Rattigan;

A feature as a Crafty Superstar on Cut Out + Keep;

A great time muraling and cake eating with the coolest girls in Minneapolis;

Delicious roundups of foods both sweet and savory enjoyed in Paris for Serious Eats;

Being part of a panel discussion on how to be a blog queen;

Numerous (!) features on the amazing Not Martha and Bakerella;

Enjoying a delicious tutorial on macaron-making by the inimitable Tartelette (I know, I owe you more info about this one!);

The honor of being part of a great Foodbuzz, Electrolux, Kelly Ripa, and Cake Boss event to raise money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Research;

Doing artwork for (and being asked to be a cupcake-tasting judge at!) Seattle's first CupcakeCamp!

And yeah, this is very nerdy, but I got an "@" reply on Twitter  from Dorie Greenspan. Dorie Greenspan! My heart was a-twitter (pun intended) about that one for days, people. But then again, her book Paris Sweets: Great Desserts From the City's Best Pastry Shops was what I took to Paris as my guidebook, so it makes sense, doesn't it?

 ...oh, and you know what? I'm also taking over a gallery in Seattle. CakeSpy headquarters will soon be located at 415 E. Pine Street, Seattle--I have purchased Bluebottle Art Gallery! And there's an awesome "meet the new owner" party this Saturday, and an awesome opening with Berkley Illustration on April 8.

OK, it's true, that was way more than a Baker's Dozen! But what can I say--life is sweet. Thank you everyone for helping me making it all happen, and for making it so fun to tell people what my job is when they ask.

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Reader Comments (14)

Congratulations! It's great to see when passion and hard-work combine to create something awesome....you deserve it :D

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterMel G

Wow! Wow! So many sweet things happening for Cakespy! I must say that I am relieved to hear that you are the new owner of Blue Bottle. I was there in January (visiting from Vancouver) and it's a must-stop for me when I'm in Seattle. I overheard a conversation between the woman at the desk and another woman about the sale of the gallery. I was a little sad, imagining that it would no longer be a gallery/shop. However, I'm so thrilled to read that Cakespy is the new owner! I'm sure that my next visit will be just as grand, if not grander, than those in the past! Way to go!

March 26 | Unregistered Commenterbrie

yay for all your uber fabulous deserved successes! self-promote away, you have the goods to back it up!

Congrats Jessie!

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterPhuong

I'm SO a lover! CONGRATS! I admire what you've done with your blog so much - def an inspiration! xxSAS

Wow! Congratulations!!! That is exceptionally sweet!

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

I LOVE reading blog posts about people achieving their dreams or becoming successful. It's like some sort of blog vitamin C that combats the pathogenic pessimistic news stories (did I just write that?!). It's an inspiration to everyone who reads, and as an aspiring food journalist myself, I think it's just TIGHT that you hit Saveur baby! I think that magazine is sweet, but they never seem to have enough dessert coverage--until now. Man I wish I was in Seattle to take part in those fantastic cupcakey events.

March 26 | Unregistered Commenterteax2

Wow! Everything's coming up Cakespy! Congratulations on all of your awesome success -- you totally deserve it. I love reading your blog and can barely make it through a post without craving (and usually eating) something sweet.

Julie in Ottawa, ON

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Congratulations! It is wonderful to see good things happen to people. You're inspiring. Enjoy!

March 26 | Unregistered Commentersarida

Holy moly, that's a lot of good news! Congratulations! I saw the write-up in Sunset and was proud to live in the NW and to have already visited your site many, many times.

March 26 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Cakespy + Berkley Illustration?! My head might explode from that amount of awesomeness. Wish I could be there! Congratulations on all your sweet news!

March 27 | Unregistered CommenterPenguinBot

Great things happen to great people!!! You are so posi, and hilarious, and creative and such a supporter of things you love, it only makes sense that truly excellent things will happen!!! Congrats on all the madness! I heart Cakespy!

xo lyndsay

March 29 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

You are fantastic - well deserved success. Did you forward this to your grandma?

March 30 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

"Go Jessie, Go Jessie, Go Jessie.......(waving my hands back and forth in the air").. "Go Jessie, Go Jessie, Go Jessie.......

So great to see people appreciate you!

April 3 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

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