For years, self-described “flour child” Leslie Vigil has wowed us with her beautiful, blossoming buttercream cakes. On top of magically transforming frosting into flowers, however, the seasoned cake artist boasts another skill: she can craft elaborate embroidered designs out of nothing but piped icing.
In her colorful collection of Tapestry Cakes, Vigil covers ordinary sheet cakes in sugary sweet “stitches.” Comprising stylized flowers, symmetrical laurel leaf patterns, and simple red hearts, the colorful patterns that adorn her cakes are reminiscent of those found on Mexican folk dresses.
While these traditional garments—especially those famously worn by Frida Kahlo—seem to be the main muse behind the Tapestry Cakes, Vigil cites other sources of inspiration, including Living Coral (the Pantone Color the Year) as well as Russian thread work and, of course, the seasonal blossoms and blooms of spring.
With such a blend of influences, it's clear that these crafty cakes will never go out of style.
In her colorful collection of Tapestry Cakes, Leslie Vigil covers ordinary sheet cakes in elaborate “embroidered” designs.
h/t: [Brown Paper Bag]