Meet Leslie Vigil. She’s a 34-year-old cake artist from Ontario, California, pictured here with her adorable daughter Magnolia. Leslie Vigil Leslie creates these beautiful works of (culinary) art, inspired by textured fabrics. Leslie Vigil / Via instagram.com She tells BuzzFeed she developed what she calls her “thread and needle” technique a few years back when her niece was turning 1. Leslie Vigil, Dan Vigil (@danvigilphoto) The theme for the birthday party was “Eva’s First Fiesta.” She says, “I knew that I wanted her cake to be colorful and festive to pay homage to our culture while avoiding the stereotype.” The inspiration for her “tapestry cakes” comes from all kinds of textured fabrics and crafting, like cross-stitch, needlework and embroidery patterns. Leslie Vigil / Via instagram.com “I’m really loving what fabric artists are doing now with their crochet, weaving and macrame. I’d love the opportunity to explore some techniques to recreate those gorgeous textures.” Once she debuted her “thread and needle” technique, brides starting asking her to replicate details from their wedding dresses. Leslie Vigil / Via instagram.com It was the perfect personal touch. She says, “The technique has really evolved since I first started!” Sometimes a client asks for embroidery with certain colors or details that have special meaning to them. Leslie Vigil / Via instagram.com Maybe a particular stitching reminds them of something their mother wore, for example. "It’s all very personal and nostalgic. And while I love the way the cake turns out, I think the sentiment is the most beautiful part." Leslie Vigil / Via leslievigil.com And we couldn’t agree more. Check out more of Leslie's work on her official website, and follow her on Instagram, too.