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.
Rather than stitching on her embroidery, Vigil applies it with artfully placed icing and fondant.
Many of Vigil’s designs are garden inspired, with planters and detailed succulents, but our favorite cakes are the ones that include edible embroidery.
Many of her works appear to be inspired by Mexican embroidery, with vibrant flowers surrounded by even brighter cake layer bases.
Vigil started baking as a hobby and taking cake decorating classes with her mom when she was younger. Bringing her inspiration for years to come. Later on, she attended Le Cordon Bleu and baking became her life.
The cakes are a celebration of joy and culture – in a world of elegant and pristine white buttercream cakes, why not infuse some fun and curiosity into the age-old interpretation of layer cake?
Some of her cakes feature a white base, which allows Vigil’s beloved botanical creations on them to flourish even more.
Her most magnificent and creative works of art occur when she combines her 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 spectacular blue doilies and a cobalt and baby blue border that has an understated stitched-on effect.
The presence of love in her baked good are undeniable, and that’s not just evident from the effort she puts into making them. Many of her works feature an embroidered pink or red heart on the front, reminding us that even between the edited, flawless moments, love should still take center stage.