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Monday
Jan102011

The Biggest and Best Cake News Ever: CakeSpy Book Coming Out This Fall Through Sasquatch Books

Dudes. Dudettes. You know how reading is totally sweet and all? Well. It's about to get even sweeter, because it's with extreme excitement that I make this obnoxiously huge-type announcement:

CakeSpy got a book deal!

It's true. In what can only be described as a very good decision, Seattle's totally rad Sasquatch Books (the publisher of such gems as Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home by Lara Ferroni and The Newlywed Kitchen by Ali Basye and Lorna Yee) has taken this sweet spy under their wing to create what I'm sure my mom will tell you is "the best book ever".

And to sweeten the deal, I actually get to work with the people at the publishing house, in person: the Sasquatch offices are within walking distance from my house, and there happens to be a good bakery along the way.

But enough about me, let's talk more about my book. It's gonna be called Seeking Sweetness: CakeSpy Presents Recipes for a Sugar-Filled Life. And well, in case you hadn't figured it out from the title, it's going to be full of recipes--featuring some of my more deliciously decadent, butter-and-sugar packed ones, as well as plenty witty repartee and tons of illustrations of cupcakes, cookies, pies (they're so hot right now) as well as magical creatures such as unicorns, bunnies, and maybe a robot or two for good measure.

And there will be pictures! OMG, there will be pictures of these over-the-top desserts, taken by the lovely and amazing Clare Barboza, and styled by the multi-talented (I suspect she's a genius) Autumn Martin. Additional photos will be taken by the incredibly talented and awesome Rachelle Longe of Sasquatch Books. I can only imagine that it will be a departure from the usual food photo shoot to take pictures of things like Cadbury Creme Eggs Benedict.

And it's going to be out later on this year, in time for the holidays. So start saving your pennies, because you'll want to buy one for every single person you know. 

Basically, it's going to be the best thing to happen to butter and sugar since flour (but don't worry, I'm not getting a big head about it or anything).

OMG! OMG! OMG!

Stay tuned for more information about this exciting project! Thank you to everyone who already has supported this great adventure (I'm looking at you, Mr. Spy, SpyMom, Gail FortuneJennifer Pooley, to name a few!) and to everyone who undoubtedly will help with the rest of the process!

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CONGRATS!! I can't wait!!
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
Congrats! So exciting.
Congratulations! I cannot wait to see it. Cuppie, and you of course, are sugar sprinkled rockstars!
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa
CONGRATS! I like how this is filed under "breaking cake news" :) You're the best!
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterJacqueline
Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!! Come to Cleveland on your book tour!
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
That is so sick! Congratulations!
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterHannah
Jessie this is INCREDIBLE! Cannot wait to buy it!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterLeandra
oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!!! Dusting off the NY Times bestseller list so they are ready for you :)
Hooray and congrats to you! I love reading your blog but alas am across the country away from your awesome sounding little shop. Can't wait to see the book!
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterJill
yay! congrats to you! as a proud owner of some of your original art, i look forward to seeing more in print.
January 11 | Unregistered Commenterkarenlucrece
SWEET!!!! You really are a rock star!!! Well done Jessie!!!!
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterERIK98122
That is AWESOME! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations!
How fabulous!! Congratulations!! I know your book is going to be amazing.

When are you going to start designing fabrics? I want to buy some Cakespy cupcake yardage to make super cute aprons.
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterLynn
That is so fantastic! So happy for you!! :)
January 11 | Unregistered CommenterDana Steinberg
A sweet thing to happen to a sweet person! Hopefully I can get a copy and come in to get it autographed! Congrats!
January 12 | Unregistered CommenterJenni M
Wow, congratulations!
January 12 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie
eeek!! can't wait to get this from santa next year!!!
January 12 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie T.
OMG, that is soooooo cool! Congrats. I'm so happy for your and I will definitely be buying a copy for myself. As well as other copies for Christmas gifts for my fellow baking family :)
January 12 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna
Congrats!! Ooh can't wait to be overwhelmed by its supreme adorableness. (!!!)
January 12 | Unregistered Commenterkristina
YAY!!!! My cakey friend!! We will now both be in publishing!! I'm SO HAPPY!
January 12 | Unregistered Commentermoonrat
Way to go Jessie! You totally deserve it!
Yay!!!!! It couldn't have happened to more awesome folks! I'm buying that when it comes out for sure! :)
January 12 | Unregistered CommenterDanica
Yay!!! That is sooooo exciting! I can only imagine! No one deserves it more. I have read your blog for forever... I can't wait to put this totally amazing most genius cookbook on my shelf! Hurry up already... I feel that I need it, like NOW! :)
Congratulations on the fabulous news! We can't wait to see/read/drool over it!!!
Big Congratulations! You go, girl!
January 13 | Unregistered Commenterjudi hendricks

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