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Friday, July 11, 2008

Jessie Oleson from Cakespy

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Oh, Jessie Oleson from Cakespy, I do so love your whimsical art.

Now, this might seem weird to gluten-free readers. Why in heavens would I recommend a website that glorifies the cupcakes, that sings the praises of bakeries around the world, and brings an overwhelming sense of glee of all that is sweet and baked? Well, you might not want to click on the main website, if you are feeling too down about not eating gluten. (For those of us are who are more hardy, it's difficult not to feel the enthusiasm in the photos and words.)

Instead, I'd like to direct you to Jessie's Etsy shop, which is a dangerous place to browse if you are trying to not spend money. Look at this Matisse-inspired watercolor, with naked bodies dancing around a pink cupcake. Or this painting of a cupcake and hot dog, either having a lively conversation or a therapy session. But I have to admit that I am partial to this Mama and Baby cupcake. Look how the little cupcake has its own sling!

If you are looking for more than paintings, check out this site for t-shirts, mugs, and mouse pads, all dazzlingly sweet and covered in cupcakes.

Hey, maybe all those cupcakes are secretly gluten-free! It's possible, after all.

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Blogger Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Shauna, dear, am I missing the button where I can subscribe? I like to read blogs in Google Reader. Hope you're feeling well still. The 9th month is a killer.~~Dee

July 13, 2008 at 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Sho said...

Shauna,

They sure can be gluten free, just like Baby Cakes from NYC. In fact, I saw the owner of Baby Cakes on Martha Stewart awhile back.

My problem with baking gluten- free is that people who still eat wheat usually do not like my alternative grains. The last time I made brownies from the mix at Trader Joe's my husband thought they tasted strange. I loved them, and there are many gluten free mixes that I hate. I think our taste for grains must be an acquired taste. Now when I walk through the bread aisle or the bakery I cannot stand the stench. I used to love that.

When I was in my ninth month, standing up for longer than a minute was hard! The second time I was pregnant I even used the electric scooter cart in the supermarket to do my food shopping.

Take care,

Shoshannah

July 13, 2008 at 2:37 PM  

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