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Saturday
Jan292011

Taking it to the Sweet: Sidewalk Chalk to Make the World a Sweeter Place

Truth? Seattle can be dreary in the winter. Especially after Christmas, when all of the holiday lights come down. Actually, it is this Spy's firm belief that this is a big part of the reason that coffee and pastries have such a big presence in the Emerald city: we have to keep warm and cheerful somehow.

And today, I decided to make my cold-and-rainy commute to CakeSpy Shop a bit funner by leaving a little sweetness in my wake. Sidewalk chalk in hand, I made the world (and my walk) just a little sweeter, like so:

This utility marking of some sort, originally just an unassuming number five, got an automatic sugary makeover;

a manhole got turned into a cake-hole;

a tagged doorway got a sugar-coating;

...of course, at one point I did have to tell Cuppie that he was a bit behind the times...

Cuppie found a waffle in the urban wilderness;

instead of stop, I said "GO!" to sweetness;

...and though it's not necessarily cake-related, I left an optimistic note of sweetness for whoever might happen upon it:

These sidewalk chalk tributes likely washed away quickly, but talk about a way to brighten up a rainy day!

Reader Comments (12)

LOVE IT!
January 29 | Unregistered Commenterteachbikramorbust
CUTE! :D
January 29 | Unregistered CommenterErin
Have I told you lately how adorable you are?
Um, yeah.
Sending hugs!
January 29 | Unregistered Commentertea_austen
how easy it can be to make people smile :)
January 30 | Unregistered CommenterSimone
Thanks for bringing a lil bit(e) of cheerfulness with your cherry-on-blog! Even beyond the ocean (im from " Macarons-merveilleux-Land"...France!)

You made my day :-)

(and if you ever have the lovely idea to come visit Strasbourg, I'll be delighted to make you a Pâtisseries rallye!)

Bisous à la crème
January 30 | Unregistered CommenterEleonore
That is so incredible :) Whan a fun way to make anyone's day happier! You are the best!
January 30 | Unregistered CommenterCassie
Awesome. I hereby put in a request for this to be a regular thing, photo documenting your clever transformations of Seattle via sidewalk chalk.
Best graffiti ever!
January 30 | Unregistered CommenterDeb Schiff
love it
January 30 | Unregistered CommenterWendy
What a great idea! Random Acts of Cupcakes. I like it!
January 30 | Unregistered CommenterMattie
this is the cutest idea ever. Makes me want to walk to work instead of drive!
January 31 | Unregistered Commentermegpies
Best cupcake magic ever! It made my day to see it on your blog, just think how great it was for people just trudging by. I knew your shop was special the first time I went in, and now I know, it's because you create a happy space, where ever you are. Nice work.
February 3 | Unregistered Commenterroberta

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