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Summary: Eighteen-year-old Jared Padalecki has wanted to be a pastry chef since he was a little kid. When he was a teenager, he fell in love with Jensen Ackles, a shy, talented, tattooed Food Network pastry chef. His friend finds out that Jensen is running a TV competition, Tough Cookie, to find himself an intern for a one year contract and signs him up. Competition is fierce -- but the sexual tension between them turns out to be even fiercer. Can Jared win both the show and Jensen's heart?
Artist's Notes: Written for spn_j2_bigbang
Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a complete sucker for the Food Network, so when I saw this summary, I knew it was kismet! Thank you to nerdypastrychef for being adorable and enthusiastic -- I hope I managed to make your first BigBang experience a good one! Check out the AMAZING FIC HERE!
One of the best things about the Food Network is their super colorful and cheesy marketing, so the idea for the art was to re-create that vibe and do mini "marketing campaigns" for the various shows in the fic.
I figured a teen TV star like Jared would want to document this stuff on social media, so why not an Instagram?
Then, I couldn't resist doing a Food Network magazine cover and part of a profile on Jensen, Mr. Rockstar Pastry Chef himself!
Here is the main logo I created for Jensen's solo show, the namesake for the fic:
Last but not least, have some icons!