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Industry Arts
Occupation Cake Gumshoe
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Introduction is a Dessert Detective Agency dedicated to seeking sweetness (literally) in everyday life. We do this by writing about bakeries, conducting baking experiments, and picking the brains of bakers and food artists, and finding awesome products for lovers of baked goods. The Cakespy crew is comprised of about 6 or 7 Cake Gumshoes throughout the US, and is headed up by Head Spy Jessie Oleson. Jessie O is a freelance writer and illustrator, whose writing appears on, and who has illustrated for various companies including Microsoft, Chelsea Paper and iPop, and regularly provides illustrations for the publication Taste of Home. Also, if you're in the Seattle Area, check out Cakespy Seattle here:
Interests Cakes, cupcakes, tortes, tarts, cookies, pies, napoleons, petits fours, scones, tea cakes, muffins, patisserie, bakeries, cakewalks, tea cakes, birthday cake, babycakes, chocolate, madagascar vanilla, hummingbird cake, carrot cake, bread, pudding, buche de noel, red velvet cake, buttercream, fondant, cream cheese icing, layer cake, tier cake, pandowdy, pumpkin bread, salty and sweet, the smell of baking, corn muffins, bread with butter, trifles, seattle bakeries, city bakeries, novelty cupcakes, cupcake tastings, cake tastings, cake and wine, cake and chocolate, cake decorations, wilton, cupcake cups, new york bakeries, monterey bakeries, west seattle bakeries, carmel bakeries, homemade goods, vegan pastries, vegan cake, sugar, sweets, German chocolate, coffee and dessert, nanaimo bars, mazurka bars, crumbs, tres leches cake, hot chocolate, doughnuts, cake doughnuts, powdered sugar, six layer bars, blondies, brownies, cake decorating, rice pudding, cakes in mason jars, cakes to ship, cookies to ship, special cookies, black and white cookies, pumpkin scones, Pike Place Market, Macrina Bakery, culinary fiction, cookbooks, cake blogs, excellent cake, cream pies, eclairs, cinnamon rolls, stollen, strudel, chocolate, vanilla, sweets, angel food cake, fudge, baked goods, baked bars, drop cakes, croquembouche, brioche, bakery culture, cafe culture, ice cream, ice cream cake, banana cake, cream cake, devonshire cream, hot chocolate, molten chocolate, noisette, sacher torte, chocolate pudding, ganache, baking, cupcake tastings, cake and wine, cake and milk
Favorite Movies Eat Drink Man Woman, Chocolat, Julia Child The French Chef DVDS
Favorite Books Bread Alone and The Baker's Apprentice by Judith Ryan Hendricks, the entire Hannah Swensen series by Joanne Fluke, anything by Ruth Reichl, anything by Jeffrey Steingarten, Cooking for M. Latte by Amanda Hesser, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, Cupcakes by Elinor Klivans, Macrina Bakery Cookbook by Leslie Mackie, Buttercup Bake Shop Cookbook by Jennifer Appel