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How To Make Mermaid Toast, The Instagram Hit That’s Almost Too Pretty To Eat


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The latest Instagram trend is just so pretty and sweet that left us wondering how to make it.

From the looks of it, it seems a bit difficult to make, but it’s surprisingly easy to put together. Did we mention it’s super healthy as well?

Colorful foods are on the rise, like the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, Rainbow Bagels and Galaxy Donuts. The Mermaid Toast falls right in line with the galaxy trend and rainbow colored foods, minus all the sugar.


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The trendy food was created by Miami-based food stylist and photographer Adeline Waugh. She initially called it ”Watercolor Toast”, but her followers renamed it ”Mermaid Toast”, for its swirl of bright colors.

Made with vegan cream cheese, the mermaid color swirl is attained by mixing high pigmented powders and juices to small batches of cream cheese to mix it into the white cream cheese on toast canvas. Using a chopstick or a butter knife, she swirls the colors in a waving motion. To make it extra pretty, the food stylist tops it with gold leaf flakes or pastel sprinkles. It is a feast for the eyes.

In an interview with VogueAdeline said, ”Brightly colored toast named after a mythical creature is not a serious or important matter, but with everything going on in the world, if someone can feel happy to look at a pretty piece of toast, then why not?” she asked.

It makes perfect sense to us!

What You’ll Need

  • Slices of your favorite bread
  • Kite Hill Almond Cream Cheese (or any other brand of vegan cream cheese)
  • Spirulina Powder (blue)
  • Blueberry Powder (purple)
  • Turmeric Powder (yellow and orange)
  • Chlorophyll drops (green)
  • Beet Juice (red and pink)

How To Make It

  • Slather the cream cheese deliberately on a slice of toast.
  • For every desired color, separately mix a few dollops of cream cheese and add the colored ingredient to the small batch, little by little, until you reach the color of choice.
  • Add a dollop of the colored cream cheese to each corner of the toast.
  • Using a butter knife or a chopstick, start lightly swirling the cream cheese toward the center of the toast, mixing it with the other colors, until you reach the design you want.
  • Top it with sprinkles or whatever you think will make it prettier!
Image Credit:Vibrant And Pure


Image Credit:Vibrant And Pure


Image Credit:Vibrant And Pure

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