Let’s Talk About Mermaid Toast

The Happiest Slice of Toast You’ll Ever See:

Just when I thought I’d seen it all, social media has to be extra and throw us with another curve ball.  Instagram has been going nuts over this new trend, and honestly I’m here for it! Call it Mermaid toast, call it Unicorn toast, whatever tickles your fancy, either way its super adorable and definitely Instagram worthy, and I’m going to tell you exactly how to make it at home!

But First; Props to:

We can all thank Food Stylist and Author Adeline Waugh from Miami for the Mermaid toast craze, she has really taken something as mundane-everyday ‘simple’ and turned it into something beautiful, and the best part is that it’s super healthy and nutritious too!

All you’ll need is almond milk or regular cream cheese, or greek yogurt, whichever you prefer.  Adeline, being the fancy food stylist she is, incorporates spirulina powder and chlorophyll drops, but let’s keep it real, none of us have that laying around or easily available to us, so if you’re on a budget, like me, here’s a simple yet tasty alternative – food colouring! You’ll also need bread, of course, and a good ‘ol trusty bread knife.

 

First Things First:

Once you’re able to understand that there’s no wrong way to do this, the rest becomes fun. Now, if you prefer the natural route for pigmented colours I’d recommend different powders we all have in our kitchen like paprika for red, turmeric powder for yellow, blue/green algae powder might sound nasty but it works well and is not as gross as it sounds!  However, if you’re not afraid of a little food colouring gel to expand your colour options, more power to you! Just remember, a little goes a long way, and rather build up your colours than add too much!

 

 

Don’t Be Shy To Get Creative:

Once you’re done mixing your colours just get creative and make some pretty toast.  For my mermaid toast I incorporated some edible sprinkles, pearls, ‘fairy dust’ and hearts to add a little something extra.

Wait, before you take a big bite of your pretty toast, take a quick picture and upload it on Instagram with the hashtag #HouseAdon so I can marvel at your beautiful creations, it just makes my day!

 

Happy Toasting!

 

 

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