Have you ever seen spring-themed buttercream creations as beautiful as the ones below? Created by Jakarta-based pastry chef Iven Kawi, these succulent-inspired cakes feature flora sculpted with frosting made from powdered sugar, butter, and food coloring.
Once the desired consistency and colors are achieved, a piping technique is used to create realistic leaves, spines, and needles, each unique in color, size, and shape. Her work is absolutely stunning and lifelike, and when grouped together in bunch-like arrangements, the buttercream succulents bloom into verdant gardens and transform into cake-topping terrariums. Kawi now runs a bakery shop called Iven Oven.
See more of her work on Instagram, but first, take a look at these stunning creations.