Wallpaper cake art is the next treat all baking beauties should add to their bucket lists
Old Hollywood aficionados will know the wallpaper at the Beverly Hills Hotel intimately: It’s banana leaf-patterned and synonymous with luxury and glamour — and now that wallpaper has become edible cake art.
Designer and baker Alana Jones-Mann, best known for her truly unbelievable cactus cupcakes, took cake-decorating to the next level when she wrapped a tiered confection in a sheet of edible icing printed with the hotel’s famed Martinique wallpaper. And now her cakes are everywhere — from CNN to Seventeen.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Beverly Hills Hotel’s interior, take a look at this photo from one of the hotel’s halls — it’ll have you sighing in design-inspiration bliss.
Now, take a look at Jones-Mann’s homage to the hotel in cake form.
We wouldn’t blame you one bit if that image elicited an even bigger sigh of satisfaction.
Even Queen Bey has drawn inspiration the hotel’s wallpaper, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana banana leaf dress last year in a too-fabulous Instagram video.
This wallpaper — it’s everywhere!
Jones-Mann has created other versions of her wallpaper-print cake, making some with a more sparing philodendron leaf pattern.
And this one, which definitely reminds us of 1970s-style kitchen wallpaper.
Jones-Mann has made it easy for you to recreate these gorgeous cakes yourself, offering a DIY guide on her blog. She recommends finding an affordable edible printer in your area (you can have these sheets printed at some Walmart locations!) and then crafting a cake that’s sure to wow each and every one of your friends.
Jones-Mann is also responsible for creating other incredible (and edible!) works of art, like these kitchen counter-top cakes.
And these beyond adorable dog face cupcakes.
This woman is a true talent! If you need us, we’ll be toiling away in the kitchen for the rest of the afternoon.