15 Gorgeous Mandala Cakes

15 Gorgeous Mandala Cakes

The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself--a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. Sand Mandalas, popular in Tibetan Buddhist traditions, can take several weeks to build and only moments to sweep away. In a way mandala cakes also follow this creative-destructive ritual. Here's a look at 15 cakes that are almost too stunning to eat.


By Maryam on Flickr

By Hennalounge on Cake Central

By Creme Delicious


Recipe by Better Homes

By Delicatesse Postres



By Creme Delicious


By Creme Delicious

By Anastasiya Shalygina

By Open Top Taart

By Creme Delicious



Design by Little Girls With Great Big Dreams

Design by Studio Cake


Design by Erica O'Brien


This post was originally published on My Cupcake Addiction - Elise Strachan