Otomi Embroidery Cake
I’ve recently found myself very enamored with classic Otomi embroidery patterns from Mexico. My appreciation for the traditional folk embroidery styles of The South led me to research a variety of designs in search of a common underlying pattern. To my surprise, I found that there is no such thing as an identical pattern; the randomness of it all is so incredible. Each original Otomi embroidery piece is unique. And while the palette stays the same across the designs, it is so incredibly expansive, much more than I had thought it was at first glance. I’d love to travel to the small town of Tenango in Hidalgo, Mexico where the embroidery style originates from. I can’t even imagine how incredible the textile markets are down there! Anyhoo, with all this said, I guess I should mention the obvious – I made a cake inspired by Otomi embroidery. I was able to achieve the embroidery-esque appearance with buttercream. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to shoot a DIY of the process before I had to jump on a plane for a job in CA this weekend, but I plan to do so once I’m back so I can share my process with you all. But for now, here’s a look at the cake!