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.
photo via @zoenathanloeb instagramZoe Nathan (@zoenathanloeb)
Nathan, author of the cookbook Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes from Our Kitchen, works at the Santa Monica based Huckleberry Cafe. If you're itching to see if your green thumb extends to the kitchen, pick a delectable treat from her Instagram and give it a go.
photo via @hedygoldsmith instagram
This L.A.-based pastry master is also a cookbook author and Food Network contributor. Her profile simply exudes positivity.
photo via @tiffmacisaac instagram
MacIsaac is the Picasso of pastry painting. From her cookies to her cakes, she's not afraid to whip out the paint brush and go wild. If you're looking for a colorful timeline reminiscent of your finger painting days, this is it.
photo via @laelcakes instagram
photo via @trophycupcakes instagram
Shea's cupcakes are almost too pretty to eat. Though she's based in Seattle, she offers a Craftsy class for those looking to take advantage of her baking tips and tricks at home.
photo via @bakeaboo instagram
Prawito draws her inspiration from fashion, children's books, and color. Her cakes are straight out of a fairy tale. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...or was it a cake?