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CakeSpy Mischief: A Gentle Art Installation in Sweet Cookbooks

Donut Worry, Be Happy

What can I say? Even the sweetest of spies have sour days sometimes.

But recently when I found myself feeling not-so-swell, I decided to steer my destiny in a sweet direction and brighten my own day by adding a little magic to other people's lives.

How did I do it? It was very simple.

Sweet project

I grabbed a little stack of index cards, and wrote little notes on them--just little sweet reminders such as "you're sweet", "you are loved", and "you deserve something sweet!". 

And then I walked over to the book store, where I put the notes inside of some of my favorite books. The idea? People who pick up books I like will find a special surprise in the pages. Obviously if they've chosen the magical books I favor, they will appreciate having a little extra sweet something hidden within the pages. And the cards are slim; there was not going to be any damage to the books. It's all good stuff, people.

I did several of these notes, but here are some highlights:

Walking to the bookstore in my cute boots

Naturally, Bakerella's book had to be involved!

And of course, Krystina Castella's, too!

And (duh) mine too!

If you found one, I hope it made your day a little sweeter! I know that doing this made mine much nicer. Well, that and the ice cream sundae I ate after doing this (after all, being a do-gooder requires a lot of energy!).

If you liked this project, you may also get some joy from this faux cupcake installation I did a while back, too!

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Reader Comments (3)

I LOVE this idea! What a sweet generous person you are. You brightened my day with your post and provided a little inspiration to "pass the goodwill" along!
January 7 | Unregistered CommenterFaith
Hi, Jessie!
I am so excited, because I am entering the contest! Also, you wrote "Donut Worry, Be Happy" on the book you signed at Baked in Brooklyn, when I came to see you and we talked a lot!
You inspire me everyday!
January 8 | Unregistered CommenterRosie
i wish i lived near you so i could find myself some of these cards.
i no youve done a cookbook of types but have you ever thought of bring ur cupcake character into stories.for kids.ok ok and us adults too.i think she could be the next noddy,purple bear,mr men of sorts.it would be amazing to go on cupacake adventures with her.leanring lessons along the way,.skiiing hyking.shopping.picking out outfits,cakes,cinema outing,.friends introuduced like hotdog man or muffin lady.i wreckon its a gooar!!:)
January 8 | Unregistered Commenterkate

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