I've had the pleasure of having a few email conversations with Jessie of Cakespy, but have never met her in person. I'm so excited to help announce that there will be a reception for Jessie and her art at Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle. (Thank you to the Cupcakes Take the Cake blog for the idea to blog and share this event!)
I'll be there and hope to finally meet Jessie! I wasn't able to attend :(
Here are the details from the Facebook invite:
Join us in welcoming back Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy!), our December artist. Jessie's show featuring cupcakes hanging out all over Seattle was our most popular ever...so of course we had to invite her back!
Jessie is a triple threat: an illustrator, writer, and baker. These interests intersect oh-so-sweetly on her site, CakeSpy.com, a "dessert detective agency" where she reports on all things sweet, including bakery news, recipes, and baking lore, all accompanied by sweet illustrations. This show at Trophy Cupcakes is a collection of artwork featured on the site as well as several new original pieces. Though the artwork is very sweet, upon further inspection you'll find it sometimes has edgy little details (cupcakes eating cake, anyone?), making these paintings not only sweet additions to the home but engaging conversation pieces as well! More of her work can be found at cakespyshop.com.
Reception from 6-8, bubbles and cupcakes will be served!
And, from Jessie's website, here's what she has to say about the event:
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!