Colorfully Textured Buttercream Cakes Frosted to Look Like Fuzzy Shag Rugs

With a background in event planning and a passion for design, Los Angeles-based baker Alana Jones-Mann creates custom cakes that double as delightful works of edible art. In addition to conventional cake-decorating themes like flowers and festive holidays, Jones-Mann has also found inspiration in an unlikely source: the humble shag rug.

Featuring colorful, abstract designs and textured surfaces, Jones-Mann's carpet confections capture the spirit of the '70s staple. Like her popular cactus cupcakes, each retro rug cake is covered in buttercream frosting. Through a meticulous piping technique, she is able to evoke the psychedelic patterns and free-spirited aesthetic of the fuzzy floor coverings.

In addition to shag carpeting, Jones-Mann is inspired by several other unexpected elements of interior design, from decorative hangings and nostalgic wallpaper to black-and-white tiles and stylish terrariums. No matter the muse, each imaginative cake showcases Jones-Mann's dedication to decorating, illustrating her belief that “it’s all about the details.”

For tantalizing tutorials and helpful how-tos, stop by Alana Jones-Mann website.

Baker Alana Jones-Mann creates colorful cakes that look like retro shag rugs.

In addition to retro carpets, she also bakes goodies inspired by other elements of interior design, like wall hangings…




And potted plants.

See more of Jones-Mann's quirky cakes on Instagram.

Alana Jones-Mann: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube
h/t: [Laughing Squid]

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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