Healthcare Worker Creates Beautiful Buttercream Cakes That Look Like Embroidery and Macramé

Buttercream Cake Art Inspired by Textile Art

For some folks, food is a form of artistic expression. Cakes, in particular, offer an unconventional canvas from which creative bakers can craft edible sculptures. Lauren Wodnicki, aka Lauren Loves Cake, creates confections that are as beautiful as they are tasty. Inspired by handicrafts like macramé and weaving, she uses buttercream to fashion an array of amazing desserts. When complete, they look like tapestries that are complete with intricate knotting and even beading.

Wodnicki became interested in cake decorating after deciding that she would make the cake for her nuptials eight years ago. “Our wedding cake was my first attempt at a decorated cake, and a tiered cake at that,” she tells My Modern Met. “It was four tiers and, in hindsight, very simply decorated. But, it was a big accomplishment at the time!”

From there, Wodnicki refined her decorating skills and discovered styles that she is “really passionate about.” Texture is a major interest of hers. “I just love the texture and dimension of knit/woven/macramé designs on a cake,” she shares. “I am definitely not the first decorator to put some sort of ‘fiber art’ decoration on a cake, but I think I have come into my own style and my color palettes make my designs unique. All my designs are piped (using bags and piping tips) in buttercream.”

Wodnicki has developed her craft alongside working a full-time job in healthcare and taking care of two little kids. “Let's just say that my cake/creative time usually happens between the hours of 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. at night.”

With her online community growing, Wodnicki is sharing her approach to cake decorating through online classes. Check out her website to download a pre-recorded course about creating buttercream flowers. Or if you prefer one-on-one instruction, she also has private classes available. Scroll down to see more of what she is crafting in cake, and then follow her on Instagram to see what she’s up to next.

Lauren Wodnicki, aka Lauren Loves Cake, creates beautiful confections inspired by crafts and textile art.

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In addition to textiles, Wodnicki also fashions colorful floral cakes.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Lauren Wodnicki.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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