New York bakery makes headlines with cactus cupcakes

Image courtesy of Brooklyn Floral Delight
Eating a real cactus plant might not be advisable, but the cactus plants you get at Brooklyn Floral Delight are incredibly edible. The New York bakery has mastered sugar, frosting, and food coloring to create edible cacti, succulents, and flowers in cupcake form.

Run by former jewelry designer Jiahn Kang, Brooklyn Floral Delight (which is actually located in New York City’s East Village) puts together treats that are not only delicious but also Instagram-worthy. The work can be tedious, but rewarding.

“The colors are the biggest part of making it look realistic,” Kang tells Vogue. “Mixing colors into the buttercream is similar to painting.”

Garden roses, pansies, and peonies are some of the most common elements on the cupcakes, but succulents and baby cacti have become incredibly popular in recent years as that trend has taken off among dessert professionals.

Jiahn Kang’s mission is to merge the worlds of art, food, and fashion. “It's an edible art for each individual,” Kang says.