Unicorn Toast Is The Newest Rainbow Food Trend
If you want to brighten up your morning, there's a super easy fix for you: unicorn toast.
Yes, unicorn toast looks exactly how it sounds, like pieces of bread that are dressed up in all types of colors.
Unicorn toast is the creation of Adeline Waugh, a self-described food stylist, photographer and recipe developer.
Waugh has been attracting a lot of eyeballs to her Instagram page, where she posts many of her foodie pics, which make people wonder, "How does she even make this stuff?"
The answer, it seems, came down to curiosity.
Waugh told Teen Vogue on Thursday,
I've been trying to incorporate red beets into as many creations as possible, ever since I realized that they can turn just about anything into the most ridiculously beautiful shade of hot pink. I was using beet cream cheese to make colorful pink toast, and then it occurred to me that I could probably make additional colors of cream cheese using natural ingredients.
Though unicorn toast might sound special, the 26-year-old told Teen Vogue there's actually no difference in taste when compared to regular toast and cream cheese.
Unicorn toast, she says, is just colored by different natural ingredients.
Waugh also told Teen Vogue,
I don't mess around with toxic chemicals in my food, so food coloring was never an option. I use beet juice for the hot pink, freeze dried strawberry powder for the light pink, turmeric root juice for the orange/yellow, drops of chlorophyll for the light green, spirulina powder for the light blue, and freeze dried blueberry powder for the purple.
Yep, that's all there is to it.
So if you're someone trying to show off for Instagram (which, let's be honest, is most of us), you now know how to make your meal look better than everyone else's.
Oh, and if you're wondering who in the world would ever hire a "food stylist," the answer appears to be lots of brands.
Waugh told Cosmopolitan,
After endless practice and really honing in on my own aesthetic, companies started reaching out to me to style, photograph, and create for them.
More power to her.
Judging by the unicorn toast, she sure has a knack for what she's doing.