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Friday
Sep302011

Seeking Sweetness: CakeSpy Then and Now

Me, 1994I don't want to show off (yes I do), but I was kind of a child celebrity. As you can see from the article pictured above, my artwork and writing have captured the attention of the media since at least 1994.

Oddly enough (or perhaps not so odd at all), it seems that whenever I am fortunate enough to receive press coverage (online or in print!), it's still for the same reasons as that article from nearly 20 years ago: artwork and writing--and now, baked goods, too.

And you can totally tell my my laser-focus sitting at that typewriter that I was bound to be a published author--and as of October 2011 I am, with my newly-published book, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life. Here's a convenient link to buy it at Powell's Books.

And to bring things full circle, why not check out this recent feature on me and my work on the awesome site Warning Sugary Goodness, which includes a sweet roundup of my illustrious career, and a fun video interview with Karen Tripp, former owner of Frosting Bake Shoppe.

As previously mentioned, you'll see that not much has changed about what I do, but the quality of my artwork has improved in the past 17 years, I think.

Have a totally sweet weekend!

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Reader Comments (6)

The first line of the second paragraph "the icing on her cake" - what foresight!
September 30 | Unregistered Commenterlauren
Hee! I once had a book review published in Stone Soup when I was in 4th or 5th grade I think. Stone Soup was the bomb.
September 30 | Unregistered CommenterThis Charming Candy
This is so awesome. You remind me of me, although I could never find stone soup on the shelves anywhere. It's such a cool idea for magazines for kids by kids. And I started with the typewriter too--it was actually fun!
September 30 | Unregistered CommenterAwesome Music Videos
Aww, I love it! You're great! This blog always makes me smile.
September 30 | Unregistered CommenterMary
I loved Stone Soup and I remember that illustration! How funny!
October 3 | Unregistered CommenterElaine
What great article! Congrats from another Wall Twp resident! I know your teacher Mrs H. still talks about you:)
October 11 | Unregistered Commentersue

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