Care for a plate full of galaxies? Here’s the latest food trend, Galaxy Desserts!

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Food trends spread like wildfire on social media platforms. Most recently, we were addicted to Rainbow Food photographs (from rainbow cake to rainbow mac and cheese) on photoblogging handles. Even before we could get over the rainbow, bakers extraordinaire from around the world have given us something stunning to drool over!

Make way for Galaxy Desserts! From cakes and doughnuts to cookies, cupcakes and scones, these tasty treats are topped or decorated with frosting that imitates the starry-night sky. Renowned pastry chefs as well as home bakers shared the results and recipes of their painstakingly-created space-inspired treats and we simply can’t get enough of it! We want to hold them and stare at them for a while. (And eat them eventually . . . duh!)

Here, take a look for yourselves!

?? 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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In a galaxy far, far away. Or maybe the moon. #mooncookies A photo posted by Rebecca Jones (@xobakes) on


Парад планет? Planetary alignment

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Up close look of the Galaxy cake #dairyqueencakes #dqcakes #icecreamcake #galaxycake

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Playing around in the chocolate kitchen at work

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