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!
1. Nothing like a towering goddess to start off our list, am I right? This vibrant embroidered wedding cake, created by Amy Cakes, is everything you could want in a fiesta and more. See more HERE.
2. Inspired by a childhood dress and expertly piped with buttercream, we’re in love with this cake by Leslie Vigil as much as the story behind it. See more HERE.
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.
5. Hand painted details contrast with pops of 3D appliquéd texture in this gorgeous cake created by Lisa Herrera. See more HERE.
6. Delicately piped details and big blossoms come together perfectly in this baby shower cake by Sugar Fête. See more HERE.
7. We love the intricate buttercream details on this cake by Leslie Vigil. It’s like a vibrant, fun, kaleidoscope of cake. See more HERE.
8. With another nod to Otomi embroidery, this two tiered buttercream cake by The Frosted Fox Cake Shop boasts a fanciful pattern of animal profiles and florals. See more HERE.
9. This 2nd birthday fiesta cake, created by Sweet Panache, is feminine, flirty and playfully chic. See more HERE.
10. A mixture of piped details, fondant appliqués and fresh flowers gives this beautiful cake, created by Yayi’s Cakes, three dimensions of texture. See more HERE.
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Maria Cruz says
Thanks for this post! Very interesting!!
marie douglas says
I love these! Truly beautiful and creative
Logan M Gelowitz says
Beautiful and extremely detailed! Thank you for sharing
Kelly Morey says
Wow, these are beautiful! They remind me of those amazing Mexican wedding dresses, i’d love one!