Is it a loaf of bread or a slice of a fairytale? Truly speaking, it’s both. The Unicorn and Mermaid toasts look so charming that a simple look at them can kill all stresses. They can cheer up anyone who is angry, sad or in a bad mood. Hands down, the Instaworthy pieces of bread are a therapy for the eyes and taste buds. Food stylist Adeline Waugh had created these colourful toasts and she had no idea that they would create waves of likes and shares on the internet. Wondering how to make these at home? Well, the process isn’t that complicated. You just need to get hold of the ingredients.
Creating Magic With Colours
To make these rainbow toasts, you’ll be needing cream cheese or yoghurt, food colouring/juice/powder and decorative sprinkles. To begin with, you need to add two tablespoons of cream cheese or yoghurt to five separate bowls. To these bowls, you need to add juice, powder or food colouring to create the pastel-coloured creams. Here’s how to create the coloured creams:
Hot Pink: Add 1 teaspoon of beet juice to the yogurt/cream cheese and blend well until the paste turns pink.
Yellow: Extract the juice out of 1-inch turmeric root knob. Now slowly add the juice drop by drop to the yoghurt/cream cheese until the paste turns yellow or orange. The juice is potent, so don’t rush.
Purple: Freeze-dry blueberries and put them inside a zip bag. Now crush the blueberries over the zip bag with a rolling pin to create a powder. Sprinkle this powder on the yoghurt/cream cheese and blend well until the desired colour is achieved.
Light Blue: Add 1/4 teaspoon of spirulina powder to the yoghurt/cream cheese and blend well until the paste turns blue.
Green: Begin with three drops of chlorophyll and then you can increase the quantity to achieve the light green shade.
Pale Pink: Freeze-dry strawberries or raspberries and put them inside a zip bag. Now crush them over the zip bag with a rolling pin to create a powder. Sprinkle this powder on the yoghurt/cream cheese and blend well until the desired colour is achieved. You can also add a dash of beet juice to make the colour pop more.
Making The Toast
To make the unicorn or mermaid toast, follow the steps carefully:
- Take a slice of bread.
- Create the base by adding a layer of cream cheese or yoghurt.
- Now put each colour in dollops on top of the above layer.
- Start blending the colours with a butter knife or chopstick. Get as experimental as you can be.
- Create the ombre effect by blending further.
- Top the bread with sprinkles of different colours and shapes. You can also add extra decorative elements. Your unicorn toast is ready!
Also, before gobbling the dish up, don’t forget to click a picture for your Instagram. Serve it to your kids and guests and thank us later!