There are a handful of things that make life complete. And though they vary from person to person, I think it’s safe to say that cake would make it into everyone’s list.

Now, what if I told you that cakes nowadays come in all shapes and sizes? And sometimes they come in the shapes that people never expect them to be in? For instance, in the shape of a masterful Persian rug? Oh, don’t worry, it still looks delicious.

Cakes nowadays can look like anything, so why not also make them look like a carpet?

Image credits: Alana Jones-Mann

So, designer and baker Alana Jones-Mann from Los Angeles, California does shag rug-inspired cakes, among many other stunning, colorful ones. She has a fair few of them already made and posted on her Instagram.

One of her more recent attempts at a cake, however, was of a literal Persian rug. It might not have been as shaggy as most of her other creations, but it most certainly is reminiscent of a traditional rug.

Designer and Baker Alana Jones-Mann recently made a traditional Persian rug looking cake

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For this particular creation, Alana worked on a special story with Elle Decor, a design magazine, for their October issue. She baked 8 cakes that were based on this season’s best rugs, as chosen by the magazine.

In particular, the cake was inspired by an antique Persian carpet by Mansour, a purveyor of antique rugs, carpets and tapestries.

“Each individually piped dot of buttercream was kept low and compact to reflect the pile—not the least time-consuming decorating technique, tbh,” elaborated Alana in her Instagram post.

It was based on an antique Persian carpet made by Mansour, purveyor of antique rugs and tapestries

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Instead of the shaggy aesthetic that most of her cakes have, this one is done using a technique called dot piping. As seen in the photos, the cake is made of tiny dots that were individually  squeezed out, or “piped”, out of a cake decorating bag to create an image of a Persian rug. The insides are your typical cake filling—the oh-so delicious sponge covered with creamy paste.

For those unaware of Persian rugs, these are traditional Iranian carpets made of wool, cotton, and sometimes silk. It is a heavy piece of textile that usually uses vibrant colors made for a variety of utilitarian and symbolic purposes and produced in Iran, which is historically known as Persia. Hence, Persian carpets.

It’s made using a decorative technique called dot piping—putting tiny individual dots to make a bigger picture

Image credits: Alana Jones-Mann

If you haven’t had your fill of cakes yet, Bored Panda has also covered a number of bakers who create impressive cake designs. Check out the hyper realistic and cartoony cakes by Sideserf Cake Studio (which she cuts open and it’s oddly satisfying to watch) as well as these dreamy cakes that make everyone’s mouths water by Moscow-based bakery Tortik Annushka.

Since then, Alana has also made another buttercream rug cake as seen below

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Be sure to check out more carpet cake goodness below as well as on Alana’s Instagram and website. But before you go-go, let us know what you thought about this! Would you eat a rug-inspired cake? Let us know in the comment section below!

Take a look at some of Alana’s other impressive, mostly shag-rug styled, cake creations below

Image credits: Alana Jones-Mann

Image credits: Alana Jones-Mann

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Image credits: Alana Jones-Mann