These flamboyant cakes have been made by Leslie Vigil and they are part of her Tapestry collection. These intricate designs have all been made by hand!
Life calls for many occasions to celebrate and they're really not complete without a cake. Gone are the days where people would be happy with just frosting on a vanilla cake (no offense, I still think my grandma's cake is #1) but there are bakers who put in their entire life's work into creating an absolute piece of work. I mean, I've seen enough episodes of Sugar Rush and Nailed It to satiate my need for good looking cakes. A walk around the block also does the job, because there are bakers who put out their most intricate works by the windows for peasants like us to fawn over. Having said that, I've never seen such intricate work on a cake before. Here, have a look for yourself!
No, don't rub your eyes, it's real. It's actually been made by hand, from scratch. These flamboyant cakes have been made by Leslie Vigil and they are part of her Tapestry collection. There's a video of her creating magic with her hands for you to watch and fawn over. I know I did.
It's just, so on point, and it makes me tear up! Her inspiration? When I was young, my Abuelita Irma gifted me a dress with embroidery just like this. It was my favorite and I kept it for years even after I outgrew it. I never dreamed that decades later, I would be drawing inspiration from that very dress!
Leslie's Mexican heritage is her source of inspiration, but she's not afraid to dabble around a bit. So excited to be playing with some new embroidery patterns and color palettes! This design has both Mexican and Russian influences and I love the idea of harmonizing textile traditions from different cultures.
Years ago, I reconnected with my creativity and changed my career path to find myself here creating cake art that pays tribute to everything in my life both past and present that have inspired me and brought me joy, she wrote.
To be really honest, this cake is so beautiful and perfect, and I have never seen such beauty in my life. This cake has more poise than I could possibly ever have. Also sweeter than I'll ever be!
Along with the whole embroidery theme, her cakes seem to have a tropical element to it. Frida Kahlo, maybe? The Mexican painter would have been proud to have known the baker.
This is just her Frida inspired embroidery work and it is a sight to behold. The work really looks spectacular on black, and the colors pop out. It's so beautiful that you want to eat it, but you don't want to ruin this work of art, either.
Apart from the Tapestry series, Leslie has created a lot of other edible beauties. You can check them out here: