Embroidery is everywhere right now from super cute tops like this one (love) to skirts, pillows, sheets and shoes (double love). And yes, even cakes! In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought we’d take a look at some of my favorite embroidered cakes right now, all of which were inspired by traditional Mexican textiles. While the patterns are graphic and modern, they are also filled with history as traditional Mexican embroidery represents the culture and identity of its indigenous people — even depicting region, social status and marital status through color and pattern. I’m sure some of our readers could provide even more insight to the heritage of these traditional garments, the artisans who spend weeks to months creating them, and their cultural significance. Personally I found this article a great resource when researching today’s post. For now, we’re going to show some love to ten cakes as vibrant and beautiful as the original inspiration. Here’s 10 Mexican Embroidery Cakes for your fiesta!
3. Channeling embroidery from the Otomi region of Mexico, this by cake Alana Jones-Mann includes the traditional animal profiles that legend says were inspired by ancient cave drawings. See more HERE.
4. This Mexican folk art inspired wedding cake even incorporates a rainbow of color and the happy couple’s initials. Love! See more HERE.