These Out-of-This-World Instagram Food Trends Are Pure Magic

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Playing Galaxy Donuts
Galaxy Donuts Aired August 17, 2017

Ever catch yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed and suddenly a gorgeous picture of food stops you in your tracks? From avocado toast to unicorn rainbow swirl ice cream, it’s a great place to keep up with the latest and greatest food trends, like this one here:

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💫💫 Vegan Galaxy Donuts ✨✨This is as far as my procrastination took me today - making galactic treats for my sick boyfriend 😷) Simple Donut Recipe: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup raw cane sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp nutmeg pinch of cinnamon 1/2 cup soy milk 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract with seeds 1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water 1/4 cup vegan margarine (Nuttelex or Earthbalance) 1. Preheat the oven to 180 and grease a donut tray. 2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. 3. Mix together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens. 4. In a small saucepan, melt the soy milk, vanilla, flaxseed (the egg replacer) and margarine over a low heat until the butter has just melted (Do not let it boil/simmer) 5. Combine both wet and dry ingredients until a soft dough forms. 6. Using a teaspoon, spoon the mixture evenly into the donut holes, flattening out with your finger for best results. 7. Bake for 12 minutes. They are done once they have firmed up and a toothpick comes out clean (they don't need to 'brown') 8. Pop them out of the moulds and then allow to cool completely before icing. GALAXY ICING: 2-3 tbsp melted coconut oil 2-3 tbsp soy milk 1 2/3 - 2 cups powdered sugar Vegan natural food dye (Red and Blue) 1. Whisk together the melted coconut oil and soy milk and slowly begin to whisk in the powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Adjust liquids if you need to. 2. To achieve the 'galaxy' effect: (This is quite hard to explain, but if you've ever done marbling as a kid using coloured dye it is essentially the same thing) 3. Using small separate bowls I worked with a little bit of icing at a time and I simply dispersed drops of vegan friendly food dye around the white icing, swirling with a spoon. Adjust the colours/saturation as you'd like. 4. Simply dip and twirl a donut halfway into the icing and gently slide it out and you'll get that 'galaxy effect' ;) 5. Dusted with vegan edible food glitter. Inspired by @h.rebel ✨

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SO pretty, right?! It’s posts like this that inspired these two sweet, colorful and almost-too-pretty-to-eat recipes below.

(We said “ALMOST.”)

Galaxy Doughnuts

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First of all -- doughnuts. They’re incredible as-is, but now they’re out of this world (and easy to make)! And by “make,” we really mean go to the store and pick up a box of your favorite doughnuts. (Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us!)

Once the doughnuts are in hand, make a simple glaze using powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Divide it up into four different bowls and add a different color of food coloring to each one. Take a bigger, clean bowl and make a design in it using the different color glazes. Then dunk your doughnut in, swirling it around slightly, and pull it out to reveal the prettiest darn doughnut you ever did see!

Dust with some edible stardust and we dare ya to not drift off into outer space!


No-Bake Unicorn Cake

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What’s better than a unicorn cake? A pretty unicorn cake that you don’t have to bake, that’s what!

“Trust me, I’ve seen some crazy ones on the internet, and this one is a lot easier to do!” says Jeanette.

Jeanette took store-bought pound cake (the store is your friend here, guys!) and added colorful layers of sorbet! Frost with some whipped cream and top with rainbow sprinkles and ice cream cones for one magical, majestic cake!

 

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