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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: Jessie Oleson (CakeSpy)



Message in a Bottle is a casual sitdown that takes a quick, inquisitive look into the lives of some of DRY’s friends who are influencing their greater communities, providing droplets of insight from great people doing big things.

Today’s feature: JESSIE OLESONcakespyreduced

Head Spy at CakeSpy Dessert Detective Agency, illustrator, writer

What’s the best thing to happen to you in the past 72 hours?

I went to a place called Pie Town, New Mexico, where I ate…pie.

What quote or saying do you relate most closely to your life?

“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way.”

Who is your biggest idol, and what would you say to them with only ten words?

Graffiti artist Keith Haring. I’d say, “I love you, can we do a mural together, please?”

What one message would you go back and leave your 7-year-old self?

Dudette, don’t sweat it when they ask you what you want to be when you grow up. As it turns out, it IS possible to eat, write about, and draw baked goods for a living.

To what superstitions do you subscribe?

I won’t pick up a penny that is heads-down. I will, however, flip it over so the next person finds a heads-up penny.  All rules are off for higher tender, though: if I find a heads-down quarter, I’m taking it.

What is your personal mission statement?

The answer is already yes.

What quality do you value most in a person?


If you had to choose one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?

My unicorn sweater, a skirt that spins well, pink glitter tights, and pink cowboy boots. I’m subtle like that.

Which talent do you wish you could pick up immediately?

Ballroom dancing.


Learn more and follow Jessie on TwitterFacebook or on the Dessert Detective Agency’s official website for plenty of delicious recipes, wonderful illustrations and more. Also, check out Jessie’s books: The Secret Lives of Baked Goods and CakeSpy Presents: Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life.


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