Los Angeles-based baker and event designer Alana Jones-Mann leveled up her baking game when she created textured buttercream cakes that look like retro shaggy rugs. Although she’s well-known for her round shaggy cakes, Alana has other unique confectionery creations that are as equally impressive. One of which is her rectangular Persian rug cake that looks like an antique hand-woven carpet.
In October 2018, the popular baker was featured on Elle Décor magazine. She was asked to present 8 cakes based off a selection of the season’s best rugs. One of her creations was inspired by an antique Persian rug that Alana saw from Mansour, a purveyor of luxury vintage rugs and tapestries. To mimic the interesting design and painstaking craftsmanship, Alana hand piped each individual dot of buttercream. The decorating technique took a lot of time to complete because she had to keep them low and compact. Each dot was meticulously placed on the surface to reflect the realistic appearance and texture of a rug.
A Persian Rug Cake Based Off A Vintage Rug
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I worked on a special story with @elledecor for their October issue (out now!) in which I baked 8 cakes based off their selection of this season’s best rugs. Go grab a copy and get ready for some oversharing from yours truly as I post a look at some of the cakes over the next week. First up, this cake was inspired by a beautiful antique Persian rug from Mansour. Each individually piped dot of buttercream was kept low and compact to reflect the pile – not the least time consuming decorating technique, tbh. Swipe for a better look. Most importantly, I wanted to extend a huge thank you to the incredible team at Elle Decor for the commission, words cannot express how much this means to me. Thank you for your support, I am forever grateful. ? ?? ?? ?? #alanajonesmann #persianrug #cake #rugcake #elledecor
Her amazing Persian rug cake is indeed a treat for the eyes. And we’re pretty sure it tasted as great as it looked. Furthermore, Alana’s edible art serves as a testament to the creativity and craftsmanship of the ancient artisans who crafted these historical treasures that have been passed from generation to generation. October this year, Alana created another buttercream rug cake. This time, it was inspired by a rug she saw from Blue Parakeet Rugs, a retailer of antique and vintage rugs. And it looks as delightful as the one she made two years ago.
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