The culinary art
Buttercream Blankets Look Too Good to Eat.
The culinary arts have taken the world by storm over the past decade.
With more families staying home in 2020 because of the pandemic, a new love of cooking has overtaken the planet.
That’s perfect for Alana Jones-Mann.
This LA-based stylist and designer produce some of the best buttercream designs you’ve ever seen!
She creates layered cakes and pastries that get topped with traditional Turkish rug designs, making it seem like you’re eating a floor covering instead of something for a birthday.
You’ll find Jones-Mann making geometric rounds, vibrant sheet cakes, and virtually anything else that you’d stick in the oven
Each effort offers a retro aesthetic that provides a callback to the days of shag carpeting.
Her Work Focuses on Frosting Pointillism
If you’re familiar with the work of pointillist artists from the past, you’ll appreciate the work that Jones-Mann puts into each cake.
She painstakingly adds a frosting dot to the surface at a time, creating the impressive colors and designs that take over an Instagram feed faster than an office party eating free pizza.
The result is a luxury eating experience that makes you wonder if you should even be eating what you receive.
You can visit her Instagram page to see all of the designs that she’s made thus far.
When you see Jones-Mann at work, she’s got all of the supplies needed for the next project at her kitchen table.
There could be a dozen piping bags, some classical music playing in the background, and a new cake to start decorating.
She says that there isn’t a plan in place when she first gets to work.
You’ll find her hovering over the baked goods, concentration levels as high as an Olympic athlete competing for a gold medal.
Jones-Mann never takes her eyes off of the cake she’s working on during a project.
You’ll see her grab the piping bag, filled with buttercream goodness, placing sharp dots onto a backdrop of pale frosting.
At first, it looks like there is no rhyme or reason to the design.
As the pattern fills in, you’ll see that the shag carpet effect starts growing.
It takes her approximately two hours to complete a single cake design.
Most of her work is by commission, so you’ll want to contact her directly online.