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Cake Byte: Preview of the Trophy Cupcakes Show!

Add Bardahl (and cupcakes)
Dudes and Dudettes. I am, like, so excited about my upcoming artist reception at the Wallingford Trophy Cupcakes tomorrow evening!

It is going to be an action-packed day for me: I will be selling artwork all day at the awesome Urban Craft Uprising (P.S. check out the interview I did on their blog!), then rushing over to Trophy at 6 p.m. for some delicious cupcakes and the artist reception!

Note: Don't worry if you can't make it to the reception. I'd be happy to see you, of course, but the artwork will be up all month, through January 2! Plenty of time to pick up a holiday present for a loved one (or for yourself. You totally deserve it.).

I've been painting my little fingers weary, and wanted to give a preview of what will be on show at Trophy from among the nearly 80 new works, many depicting Seattle scenes, such as...

Cuppie Loves Lunchbox Laboratory in Ballard, Seattle
Cuppie enjoying a delicious burger at Lunchbox Laboratory;

Ballard Sunday Market, Ballard, Seattle
Cuppie shopping local at the Ballard Farmer's Market;

Cuppie Makes a Splash at the Farmer's Market!
Cuppie making some mischief at a produce stand at Pike Place;

Cupcakes at Le Pichet in Belltown, Seattle
Cuppies hanging out at cute Belltown cafe Le Pichet;
Preview of show at Trophy Cupcakes
and so, so many more! Hope to see you this weekend! For the Wallingford Trophy Cupcakes location and more information about their cupcakes, visit their site!


Cake Byte: New Crafty Cuppie Rubber Stamps by Taylored Expressions!

New Stamps for Taylored Expressions!
Are you a crafty little cupcake? Or...do you perhaps know a crafty little cupcake who deserves a sweet surprise in their Christmas stocking this year? Well, search no longer for the perfect present, because here it is: the sweetest new set of rubber stamps by Taylored Expressions featuring CakeSpy art!

This set is doubly perfect for crafty types, because not only can you make cards and projects with the stamps--but they depict Cuppie doing all sorts of creative things!
CraftyKnitter Thank You
This set retails for $21.95 and comes nicely packaged with a beautiful color index sheet; you can purchase it here. You can also find great project ideas on the Taylored Expressions blog and stay in touch with Taylored Expressions via Twitter!


Sweet News: CakeSpy Featured in the Saveur Gift Guide!

CakeSpy Featured in the Saveur Gift Guide!
Every foodie knows Saveur, one of the best food sites and magazines out there! (Oh, and by the way, if you haven't picked up the december issue, please do: they have a great holiday dessert article!).

And so considering how rad Saveur is, how sweet is this: CakeSpy artwork is featured in the Saveur Gift Guide! Here's the blurb:

In addition to her baking and blogging capabilities, the founder of Cakespy, Jessie Oleson, is also a talented illustrator, and has created an entire line of original artwork featuring characters such as Cuppie, Toastie, Pie Slice, and Doughnut. These framed and whimsical watercolors add a bit of sweet kitsch to any kitchen. $25-$45 each.

Of course, CakeSpy is in good company: also featured are Bake It Pretty, Spice House, Compartes Chocolatier, Truly Toffee, and so many more!

For the full list, click here.


Cake Byte: Cuppie At the Milwaukee Art Museum!

MAM After Dark
Cuppie has made it to the big time: he's officially been acknowledged by the Milwaukee Art Museum!

OK, granted, it's a very tiny image, but hey: we've got to start somewhere, right? Next stop, solo show at MoMA!

Cuppie was used as a promotional image for the Milwaukee Art Museum's MAM After Dark: A Very Red Velvet Holiday event, which is also brought to you by the lovely and amazing Sandy Ploy of Iron Cupcake. For more information on the Andy Warhol-meets-cupcakes event, visit their site!


Sweet December: Cupcake Royale's Holiday Cupcake Roster

Figgy Pudding Cupcake, Cupcake Royale
So what if it's not technically December yet? Cupcake Royale has their holiday flavors out already in full force!

Here's what you'll find there this month:

Figgy Pudding: A rich and fudgy chocolate chunk fig cake topped with a light and fluffy, old-fashioned brandied chocolate buttercream. Puts a whole new spin on "bring us some figgy pudding"!

Eggnog: Featuring real eggnog buttercream from local dairy farmers, swirled on top of a vanilla butter cake. Topped with holiday sprinkles and freshly ground nutmeg.

Candy Cane: A wintry peppermint buttercream swirled top either vanilla or chocolate cake, topped with a sweet starlight mint.

and of course, they decorate their Red Velvet Cupcakes (it's a new recipe!) with a sweet holiday sparkle at this time of year.

Available all autumn long at the four Cupcake Royale locations; for directions and contact info, visit www.cupcakeroyale.com. Of course, you can keep up to date with their goings-on at legalizefrostitution.blogspot.com.


Cake Byte: Cyber Monday Sale at CakeSpyShop.com!

Le Shopping
Do you need some sweet treats for the holidays? How about some holiday cards, or perhaps a sweet cupcake ornament? It's all available--plus so much more--on CakeSpyShop.com! And through Monday, November 30, you can get some sweet savings! Use code CSHOL when checking out and you'll get 20% off everything!

Now that's a totally sweet deal! Season's Sweetings!


Cake Byte: CakeSpy Artwork at Trophy Cupcakes Starting December 5!

Cupcake and Bacon in Seattle
Breaking Cake News! CakeSpy is having another art show at Trophy Cupcakes! The first one this summer was such a success that they have asked for more cupcake art to get them through the holiday season!

Please note that if you read the update about the show a week or so ago, the artist reception has changed. It will now take place at the following time:

Saturday, December 5, from 6-8 p.m.
at Trophy Cupcakes in Wallingford, 1815 N. 45th Street in the Wallingford Center
There will be plenty of awesome artwork and of course a limited supply of free cupcakes!

There will be over 80 new paintings featuring cupcakes (and even some other foods!) in all sorts of sweet (and sometimes bittersweet) situations, and many illustrations including Seattle landmarks.

Of course if you can't make the reception, the artwork will be up all month long in Wallingford, through January 2, so you can pick up sweet gifts for your friends, neighbors, family and maybe even your sweet self all December long!

Hope to see you there!


Cake Byte: Holiday Art Show Schedule!

CakeSpy holiday cards 2009!
Brace yourselves, sweeties: it's gonna be one sugar-filled holiday season. Here's a schedule of where you can find me selling artwork this winter!

November 21+22: EtsyRAIN Holiday Show! Come on down to the first ever EtsyRAIN Holiday show at the Intiman Theater at Seattle Center! I will be selling my artwork along with a great variety of other Seattle artists. The show will take place in the lobby of Intiman Theatre (201 Mercer Street) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22. For more details, visit the official site.

December 5: Artist Reception at Trophy Cupcakes! The summer show was such a success that we decided to put on another showing of CakeSpy art at the Wallingford Trophy Cupcakes. The artist reception will take place on Saturday, December 5 from 6-8 p.m; the show will be up through January 2nd, so you'll have plenty of time to shop for original artwork! Trophy Cupcakes is located at 1815 N. 45th Street, Wallingford, Seattle; for more information visit their site!

December 5+6: Urban Craft Uprising! If you've been to this show in the past, you know it's one of the best places to shop for the holidays in Seattle! If you haven't attended the UCU in the past, make this the year! I'll be selling artwork and would love to see you! The Urban Craft Uprising will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 5+6 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall; for more information, visit the official site.

Of course, if you're not in Seattle, you could always shop online at cakespyshop.com!


Sweet November: Cranberry Orange Cupcakes, and Sweet Artwork, at Cupcake Royale

Cranberry Orange Cupcakes, photo used w/permission from Cupcake Royale
Breaking cupcake news from Cupcake Royale (per their email newsletter):

The Cupcake Harvest Festival isn't over yet, and we have a fresh crop of Cranberry Orange Cupcakes through Thanksgiving! Made with real Pacific NW cranberries in the cake and the cream cheese frosting, these cakes were meant to be gobbled!

But delicious cupcakes aren't the only reason to hit up Cupcake Royale this month: they've got a bunch of sweet art events too! Here's the lowdown:

Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk ARTIST RECEPTION Thu 11/12 from 5-8 | Check out the killer new group show "I do," curated by Joey Veltkamp and featuring work by David Warren Bernam, Dawn Cerny, Claire Cowie, and Leo Saul Berk.

West Seattle Art Walk Thu 11/12 from 7-9 | Check out new work from Erin Shaftkind.

Ballard Art Walk Sat 11/13 from 7-9 | Round out your art-filled week with Brandon Ilenstine's new show.

You can find out more about the art shows here; to obtain one of the cupcakes, you can visit any of the four Cupcake Royale locations til Thanksgiving; for more information, visit cupcakeroyale.com; for instant updates, follow them on Twitter!


Sweet November: Seasonal Flavors at Trophy Cupcakes

Candied Yam Cupcake from Above
Forget the Pumpkin Pie: this November, it's all about the cupcakes! Local cupcake bakery Trophy Cupcakes has two seasonal flavors which will be available all month long starting Saturday, November 14:

First, the Candied Yam Cupcake. This delicious confection starts with cake made using Garnet yams, toasted pecans and traditional fall spices--and then it gets even better with the addition of marshmallow meringue, which is torched for a perfect crispy edge and gooey inside. This cupcake has developed an almost cult-like following since its debut in 2007!

Next, there's the Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcake. Imagine Nutella and chocolate cake having a baby, and you're beginning to get the idea! This cake is dense, decadent, and completely delicious, comprised of chocolate cake, Nutella buttercream, edged in candied hazelnuts.
Of course, due to limited availability of these flavors, be sure to call first to make sure they haven't sold out for the day; for larger orders, be sure to give 48 hours notice.

These two seasonal flavors will be available starting November 14 through the end of the month at all three Trophy Cupcakes locations; for directions and hours, visit their website.

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