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Mermaid toast: the new food trend dazzling Instagram

This is literally the best thing since sliced bread. Miami-based food stylist Adeline Waugh has been setting Instagram on fire with her latest breakfast invention: Mermaid Toast.

These creamy creations remind us of the sea with their pale shades of blue, transporting us to a fantasy world where we swim alongside finned females – what a way to start the day!

While this sounds like just another quick fad to sweep social media (remember sushi doughnuts from last month?), the simple ingredients the toast requires may just give them a longer run.

Here's the finished product from my #mermaidtoast takeover on @thefeedfeed snap 🌊 (it's over on their IG story now as well) p.s. for those asking: the shapes are made using tiny cookie cutters, I got mine on amazon… I would be using stars but *someone* (my lovely boyfriend) accidentally destroyed the star cutter in the garbage disposal 😂… so flowers it is 🌸 #vibranttoast

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The tasty spreads are just cream cheese, mixed with easily available flavours, like “spirulina powder for blue… beet juice for pink, turmeric root for yellow and orange or freeze-dried blueberry powder for purple.”

Visually impressive and delicious, aren’t they?

“I don’t know about you, but with everything going on in the world today, sometimes I just want to look at some colourful food,” Waugh told Vogue.

We couldn’t agree more. Plus we haven’t been feeling too adventurous these days after our encounter with bacon-fried Oreos, so our recovering palates would probably find these at least semi-nutritious treats more agreeable.

Mermaids & mermen, all merpeople alike: at 10 am EST I'll be taking over @thefeedfeed snapchat to do a little #mermaidtoast demonstration. Tune in on their snap: 'thefeedfeed' to check it out ✌🏼 #vibrantandpure #vibranttoast

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Here are a couple more slices, including some #UnicornToast for a balanced diet of magic and wonder:

I've always been partial to the pastel color palette associated w/ Easter… 🎨 here's a little collage of my favorite #unicorntoast to celebrate the holiday & the beautiful pastel colors that I love oh so much. Happy Easter to those celebrating and happiest of Sundays to everyone! 🌸🐰🦄 #vibrantandpure #mermaidtoast #vibranttoast

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For more of Adeline Waugh’s work, follow her on Instagram.

Via Indiatimes

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Filipino writer who calls the road home, eager to tell the stories of the world—from sea to summit, small towns to big cities, cultures old and new. Enjoys drinking IPAs while watching his favorite sports teams lose. Minimalist.

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