早餐时分，来一片充满美丽 topping 的吐司，是许多生活哲学家们开启美好一天的小魔法。不论是铺满切片酪梨、浓郁起司、炒蛋或是太阳蛋的胡椒盐咸食版本 topping toast，或是抹上优格、洒满莓果、再加上一些鲜奶油并点缀巧克力豆的甜食版本，都能在早晨的餐桌上惊艳登场。来自迈阿密的食物造型师 Adeline Waugh 更是将这款备受爱戴的早安吐司再进化，打造出五彩缤纷的美人鱼餐点「Mermaid Toast」！
Though it seems the masses have not tired of avocado toast just yet, another dish has challenged its slot as the trendiest toast and taken the Internet by storm this year: mermaid toast. Chances are high that you’ve seen one (or several) iterations of this beautiful, ocean-inspired toast (or its sister creation, unicorn toast) on Instagram, but you might still be wondering how it’s made and what’s in it.
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
Adeline Waugh 将特制的糖果色涂酱带进非常多样化的食物设计当中，并且以金箔、彩虹巧克力、星型水果切片、芝麻与可可粉点缀其间，充满少女心又清爽的视觉效果，让她独特的饮食作品在Instagram 上爆红，看了美照以后是不是也让你垂涎三尺呢？
这一次，Adeline Waugh 在忙着发美照洗版的同时，更大方地亲自解密美人鱼吐司的神秘配方，让这一款又像独角兽又如美人鱼般的童话餐点，也能成为你餐桌上的美景。
Adeline Waugh of @vibrantandpure, the food stylist behind the trend, said, “Ever since I realized that adding beet juice to food would turn it into the most magnificent shade of hot pink, I was hooked. My goal is to take healthy food and make it fun and exciting, brightening it up with a few (or many) pops of color.”
I created unicorn toast about a year ago. Since then, the trend has taken off like I could've never imagined. I'm sure by now everyone's seen the new 🦄 beverage from a certain little coffee shop…👀 A lot of people have contacted me and wondered if I was involved or if I was reached out to by the corporation; the answer is no. I was also contacted by the @nytimes to talk about the entire unicorn food trend and what I think about the latest phenomenon. To read my interview with the @nytimes (there's also a little video of me making unicorn toast and talking about it 🙈) click the link in my bio. As always, thanks everyone for the amazing support ✌️️ #unicorntoast #nytimes #vibrantandpure
Adeline Waugh 的美人鱼抹酱土司魔法：
1.以甜菜根汁 (粉红)、薑黄 (黄与橙)、叶绿色素 (绿)、蓝莓粉 (紫)、蓝藻粉 (蓝) 调制出缤纷优格或是奶油乳酪，并将各色优格或是奶油乳酪分装。
It's every kid's favorite activity: kale crafts! 🌿 Juuuust kidding (unless this in fact is some obscure craft that I didn't know about, in which case, I'm clearly on board). I've been kind of (very) obsessed w/ @plantsonpink lately, and it inspired me to create some plant toast, bc what else would I do? 🌿🌵🍃🍞 Did I spend 10 minutes meticulously placing sesame seeds on the cacti? Yep! Did they all scatter when I moved the toast to photograph it, yep! I'll probably get over it soon… updates to come. // Beet cream cheese + kale + gold leaf (bc why not.) To those who may inquire: No, I haven't eaten these and no, they probably wouldn't taste super good; plant toast is here for the aesthetics… v. Superficial 🙄 #vibrantandpure #planttoast #toast #unicorntoast #plantsonpink
First came unicorn toast and then, as she continued to play with a mixture of beet juice and cream cheese, adding additional colors using real food ingredients, mermaid toast was born. “I simply wanted to create something new beyond unicorn toast. I’m always trying to evolve and think outside the box when it comes to food,” she said. “I suspected that the blue and green shades from chlorophyll and spirulina would blend together nicely and create a dreamy aquatic look. I decided to name it ‘mermaid toast’ to keep up the tradition of toasts named after mythical creatures.”
As for how to make your own version at home, Waugh said, “My advice is, throw caution to the wind. I’ve realized that when I’m trying too hard to do some specific design, it never looks good.” It is toast painting, after all.
Just whipped up some super quick & simple toast this morning. (I know I've made this joke before, but I still think it's funny.) Super extra toast to brighten up your Sunday ✨(p.s. I made these for a print- I don't eat excess amounts of gold everyday 😂) (p.p.s for those asking: this is cream cheese colored with natural food pigments, NO food coloring… if you'd like the recipes, check out vibrantandpure.com 🤗) #vibrantandpure #unicorntoast #mermaidtoast
She uses Kite Hill almond-milk cream cheese (but any type of cream cheese, or even thick plain yogurt, works) and makes the colors with beet juice (pink), turmeric root (yellow and orange), chlorophyll drops (green), freeze-dried blueberry powder (purple), and spirulina powder (blue). For each, use a very small amount of the ingredient and then add slowly from there to get your desired color.
Start with your desired type of toast (she likes sprouted flaxseed) and brush it with plain white cream cheese as a base. Then add dollops of the colored cream cheeses and start swirling them around on your toast canvas using chopsticks or a butter knife. “I try to slather the cream cheese on in a swooping motion to mimic waves,” she explained.
Then, top it with gold-leaf flakes or pearly pastel sprinkles to make it extra pretty. Or she suggests cutting up fruits and veggies in star shapes for added appeal. Whatever you do, just have fun with your creation.
“Brightly colored toast named after a mythical creature is not a serious or important matter, but with everything going on in the world, if someone can feel happy to look at a pretty piece of toast, then why not?” she asked.