There are plenty of things to be upset about these days, but toast is definitely not one of them.
When Miami-based food stylist and photographer, Adeline Waugh posted her first snapshot of Unicorn toast, she raised a few eyebrows. But then she posted a shot of Mermaid toast and the internet foodies lost their collective mind.
On her Instagram feed, vibrantandpure, Waugh posted images of unicorn toast with sprinkles and "other magical unicorn treats."
The reception was generally positive - people loved the rainbow colored cream cheese and the magical candy sprinkles. This toast wasn't just for little kids, but for adults who still have an imagination!
But after she posted her newest creation: Mermaid toast, the criticisms just came flooding in. Thankfully, Waugh didn't let the Debbie-downers rain on her parade.
"...there are also so many people and articles hating on it; saying it's "silly" and asking, "why?" Or "who has time for that?!" Let me just put this out there: I am just having fun! I am a food stylist and I like to create beautiful things using food."
I guess mermaid toast is officially a thing if @foodandwine did a feature on it... what!? 😳 🌊 Beyond flattered...the name sticks for this aquatic creation. I feel like I'm about to go on a mild rant: So, this happened when I put unicorn toast out there too... there will be so many wonderful comments and articles covering it- but then there are also so many people and articles hating on it; saying it's "silly" and asking, "why?" Or "who has time for that?!" Let me just put this out there: I am just having fun! I am a food stylist and I like to create beautiful things using food- I've never claimed to be starting a trend or a putting out a new recipe that is super practical- it's 100% impractical, I just like to play around in the kitchen and attempt to create something aesthetically pleasing and unique from time to time. Also, I don't know about you, but with everything going on in the world today, sometimes I just want to look at some colorful food. Okay- rant over, phew 🙌🏻 I shouldn't even pay attention to the negativity when there's so much positivity from everyone out there, and for that- I'm extremely appreciative! ❤️ Link in bio to check out the F&W article on #mermaidtoast #vibrantandpure
Shades of blue 🌊 (both the caption I thought of for this photo & the title of one of j.lo's many endeavors) not sure what to call this...but I'm thinking mermaid toast, as to continue the tradition of naming toast after mythical creatures. I used a variety of blue green algae powders and liquids mixed with almond milk cream cheese to create this ocean inspired toast 💙 #vibrantandpure #mermaidtoast #unicorntoast
As for the haters? Waugh has a few choice words: "To all the people of the internet who are *enraged* by innocent colorful toast: here's another one just for you."
To all the people of the internet who are *enraged* by innocent colorful toast: here's another one just for you 😘 @dailymail just posted an article on the (confusing?) backlash against these colorful toasts I've created. Click the link in my bio to check it out. Here is the aquatic inspired toast without any gold leaf flakes, to clarify I didn't eat those- they were simply for styling/aesthetic purposes (although you can find edible gold leaf if you want to!) For those asking what it is: it's just almond milk cream cheese (I use @kitehillfoods from Whole Foods- not sponsored, I wish) mixed with tiny amounts of spirulina powder and chlorophyll drops to create a pastel color. 🌊 #vibrantandpure #mermaidtoast
Whether the Mermaid toast trend takes off or not, doesn't really matter. The point is, we could all use a little magic right now, why not start with toast?