Buttercream Succulent Cakes by Leslie Vigil

Two years ago Leslie Vigil decided to merge her love of succulents and baking, using buttercream to decorate cupcakes and multi-teared cakes with bountiful collections of aloe, cacti, and echeveria. The Southern California-based cake artist quickly discovered that the traditional tools and piping nozzles available on the market were geared towards petals and other flower-based designs. Vigil modified her materials with pliers to more accurately represent the plants she wished to display on her sugary confections, like the rounded growths for her buttercream string-of-pearls. “I’ve always found myself at home in a botanical garden or wrists deep in soil,” Vigil tells. “Being in nature has always brought me tremendous joy and inspiration. So, I was inspired to begin challenging myself to create flowers, succulents and cacti that truly honored and represented botanicals in nature as I knew them.” Be sure to check 3D jelly cakes and beautiful vegan cakes.

When You Can Eat Cactus – Culinary Masterpieces by Ivenoven

Looking at these lush succulent desserts anyone could easily mistake them as being real, when in fact, the lush succulents are actually made from butter! The talent behind these absolutely stunning creations lies in the artist called Ivenoven, who is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. “My baking passion and journey started one fine day when I was sneaking around in my godma’s house trying to look for her baking recipes”, writes the artist on her Facebook page. She started baking for other people in December 2013 and since then her bakery grew from just her and her husband, to a small business of 12 talented bakers. The lush succulent terrariums are made using butter, powdered sugar, food coloring, and sometimes some additional flavoring as well, all of which give them that velvet-smooth texture. Stunning!