Yahtzee!!!! Landed a video interview with the head spy Jessie Oleson down at the Cakespy Shop on my way through Seattle. She is a quirky little pixie sporting a t-shirt with a unicorn on the front. Her glasses have gold encrusted cupcakes on the sides. Oh yes and don’t forget to add a splash of comic wit. Creative and unique, she is bubbling over with talent. I could listen to her for hours, and that’s exactly what I did.
You probably already know she has a new book coming out next month. If you keep reading you’ll find out how to win a copy and some other groovy goodies. I saw a first edition copy of the book in her shop. It truly showcases her many talents, writing, illustrating, and baking, so you don’t want to miss this one. The bakery book signing tour.
When I started in the cupcake business 4 years ago Jessie designed my sweet little logo for the shop! I also carried her greeting cards in both stores. The Cakespy retail shop has all types of trinkets perfect for any dessert hipster.
This is her small corner in the shop where she tries to work on her illustrations. Frankly I don’t see how she gets anything done because fans and customers come in the store constantly from all over the country.
Fun Fact: Did you know she is known for painting murals on bakery bathroom walls!
Wanta get to know the real Jessie Oleson? Watch this………………………………………………
Did you know Jessie’s mom is also an illustrator? Yep and there was always plenty of drawing and art projects as a kid.
These are some of the blogs that she likes to reads:
If she had a day off what would she be doing? Pretty much the same thing she is already doing just not documenting every step.
Is there a part of her life she’d like to do over? Not really. She feels that every path she has taken has led her to where she is now. It’s been a long and winding road but a good one. No regrets or short cuts needed.
I asked if she ever gets overwhelmed with all the hats that she wears? You bet she does, all the time. However she takes it in stride mostly, sometimes a tear or two is shed but it’s done with a smile.
After talking with Jessie I don’t think she has a rigid defined path for the future. She’ll certainly keep up with what she is doing now but also let life unfold organically. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more books to come.
My one word summation about my afternoon with Jessie Oleson- INTOXICATING!
To celebrate the launch of this amazing new book here’s my Giveaway:
One copy of “Cakespy presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life”
Bacon mug by Jessie Oleson
One package of Meri Meri dinosaur cupcake kit 24 paper liners and 24 dinosaurs for the top
One kids x-small t-shirt with Peace, Love, and Cupcake logo
To enter for a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post and answer the following question.
What do you love most about Jessie Oleson?
Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 pm ET.
One winner will be chosen at random.org and announced sometime Thursday evening.
The book will be mailed directly to you when it is available
Giveaway sponsored by me.
Her Shop is at 415 E Pine Street, Seattle WA 98122 – WINTER HOURS Tue-Sat 12-6 PM; Sun 12-5 PM – CLOSED MONDAYS