insta files friday: pastry chefs

feast your eyes on this...

Macaroons, croissants, cookies... Sorry, did you say something? It's just that sometimes the best distraction from the stress of life is a good, sugary dessert. And while it's not nearly as satisfying, most of the time we're content to feast our eyes on pictures of confectioneries (if we don't have immediate physical access to real ones, that is). That's why we make sure to follow our favorite pastry chefs on Instagram.

Some of these professional and self-taught masters use their Instagram accounts as an art gallery, while some use it solely recreationally. Drawing inspiration from children's books, color, design, fashion, and the like, these confections are sure to impress. Click through the gallery to see the ten best pastry chefs on Instagram.