Leslie Vigil is elevated above the baker and decorator title – she’s an artist of her own kind, and equally a master of embroidery, but not in the way you’d think.
Ratherthan stitching on her embroidery, Vigil applies it with artfullyplaced icing and fondant.
Manyof Vigil’s designs are garden inspired, with planters and detailedsucculents, but our favorite cakes are the ones that include edibleembroidery.
Manyof her works appear to be inspired by Mexican embroidery, withvibrant flowers surrounded by even brighter cake layer bases.
Vigilstarted baking as a hobby and taking cake decorating classes with hermom when she was younger. Bringing her inspiration for years to come.Later on, she attended Le Cordon Bleu and baking became her life.
Thecakes are a celebration of joy and culture – in a world of elegantand pristine white buttercream cakes, why not infuse some fun andcuriosity into the age-old interpretation of layer cake?
Someof her cakes feature a white base, which allows Vigil’s belovedbotanical creations on them to flourish even more.
Hermost magnificent and creative works of art occur when she combinesher succulent sculptures with her meticulous embroidery detailing,creating a Southwestern masterpiece with Eastern European influences.
Here,pastel succulents sit atop a cerulean themed cake with spectacularblue doilies and a cobalt and baby blue border that has anunderstated stitched-on effect.
Thepresence of love in her baked good are undeniable, and that’s notjust evident from the effort she puts into making them. Many of herworks feature an embroidered pink or red heart on the front,reminding us that even between the edited, flawless moments, loveshould still take center stage.