Food is a great way to get likes and comments from your friends and followers on social media. Regardless of whatever language they speak or what country they come from, humans love to bond over food.
It’s a universal love language that speaks to everyone, especially on Instagram where the #foodporn always seems to be trending highly.
If you want to take a few pictures of beautiful food for your social media but aren’t very experienced in baking, have a go at some of these desserts that are super simple to make, but always look good.
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A crumble is the lazy man’s pie.
Just like pies, you can make both sweet and savoury versions, although fruit fillings are a lot more common.
2. Cinnamon Apple Roses
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This is a simple fruit pastry that has been carefully arranged to look like a rose.
Dusted with cinnamon helps to give it that golden-brown colouring after it’s done baking.
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For people that want a fresh and healthy looking dessert, sorbets are the way to go!
It’s simply frozen fruit that has been blended and refrozen. Using the ice cream scooping skills you’ve honed over the years, you can make a pretty stacked arrangement. You can also add some garninshings like mint to add some literal and figurative flavour to both the sorbet and the picture.
4. Peanut Butter Cups
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With just a few simple ingredients, you can make peanut butter cups. These treats are cute and are made with lots of chocolate. Everybody loves chocolate!
If you’re allergic to peanuts, you can replace it with caramel for a sweet and gooey surprise in your chocolate cups.
5. DIY Energy Bars
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Want to multitask in getting a great food picture and settle your next workout snack?
Try making your very own DIY energy bars!
Oats, nuts and berries usually come in bulk packs if you shop in bakery supply stores. So you can easily roll them with some honey and brown sugar. After firmly pressing them together, you just leave it to harden into a bar that you can cut up to your desired size.
6. Cake Pops
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Cake pops are really quick to make if you don’t mind cheating a bit with the cake itself. Use premix or buy it off the shelf, there’s no judgement here if you want to make your life a bit easier.
Just melt some baking chocolate using the double boiler method and dip a ball of cake into it. Decorate as you see fit and unleash your inner artist
7. Mini Tarts
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The rule of the internet is that small is cute.
Mini Tarts are simple to make, especially if you don’t mind buying some premade tart shells. But even if you can’t find any, making tart shells isn’t really that difficult anyways.
8. Fried Banana Fritters
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If you’d like a recipe that’s a little more close to home, Fried Banana Fritters are the way to go. Just mix some all-purpose flour with a few other ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen. The coat your sliced bananas in them before frying.
Remember that bananas that are browning are sweeter! Arrange them nicely on a plate and break one in half so that the melted banana can ooze out enticingly.
9. Ice Cream Pie
Another easy trick is to make Ice Cream Pie!
Make a no-bake crust with Oreo cookies or Graham crackers and add your desired ice cream on top of it. After you’ve frozen it again, you can decorate it with any toppings as you see fit.
Even if you use a simple arrangement or just sprinkle toppings across it, it’s sure to look delicious and pretty.
10. Decorated Mini Pretzels
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Pretzels are a great salty snack. They’re cute enough on their own but you can get an even better picture by decorating them yourself.
Dip them in a sugar glaze or some melted baking chocolate and leave them to harden on a cooling rack. As it cools, you can then add cute, tiny decorations so that it will be secured in place when your glaze of chocolate has hardened.
11. Crème Caramel
Another simple recipe, the only thing you really need to watch out for is to make sure that your caramel doesn’t burn as you cook it.
Using plain white plating helps with the minimalists image that Crème Caramels are perfect for. Maybe you can add some fruit pieces for a splash of colour.
It doesn’t take much work to make food that looks pretty.
If you’ve discovered that you love decorating your baked goods, take a look at some of our baking classes! We teach more advanced and complicated recipes, as well as a few decorating classes for all kinds of baked goods.