cake artist leslie vigil mimics embroidery with series of 'stitched' bakes

cake artist leslie vigil mimics embroidery with series of 'stitched' bakes

cake artist leslie vigil has a knack for baking, topping her multi-tiered masterpieces with a variety of nature-inspired buttercream frosting designs, including woodland animals, cacti and even crystal formations. for her most recent colorful collection however, vigil has mastered the art of embroidery, using piped icing to create ‘stitched’ floral designs.

cake artist leslie vigil mimics embroidery with series of 'stitched' bakes

images via @_leslie_vigil_



the collection, which is called ‘tapestry’, sees vigil crafting laurel leaf patterns and other flower-based designs beneath three-dimensional buttercream flowers. in doing so, she creates a tapestry-like surface decoration that’s reminiscent of embroidered mexican dresses, although vigil cites russian thread work and blooms of spring as her inspiration.

cake artist leslie vigil mimics embroidery with series of 'stitched' bakes



baking started as a hobby when vigil was younger and would make cakes with her mom. amazed by the beautiful things you could achieve with decoration, she began studying cookbooks nurturing a fascination that would eventually lead to her making a profession out of it.



vigil also attended le cordon bleu, a prestigious cookery school in paris, and completed a baking and pastry program. during her time there she witnessed chef instructors create amazing cakes, sculptures, and showpieces out of chocolate, buttercream, fondant, and sugar. today, the southern california-based cake artist is part of local cake shop tasteful cakes, but she also runs workshops where she shares the signature techniques she uses to make her creations.




artist: leslie vigil

collection: tapestry

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