There are certain times of the day when I simply must avoid Pinterest and Instagram. I'm talking, of course, about immediately before and after dinner, when a photo of warm chocolate chip cookie stuffed soft pretzels has the power to make me abandon my healthy eating intentions in a butter-infused, batter licking, dough pinching, pastry baking frenzy.
There's a handful of Instagrammers that tempt me on the regular with their drool-inducing photographic skills. Brooklyn-based Julia of Sassy Kitchen shares snaps of the moodier side of sweets, with lots of shadow and light playing across still lifes of gluten-free granola, brownie ganache tarts, and sorghum buttermilk pancakes. Julia cooks up delicious savory fare, too!
If cakes are your jam, Matchbox Kitchen in LA makes magic with bundts and buttercream. Plus founder Sara focuses on creating her treats from sustainable food sources, so you can feel almost okay about eating the whole batch. Finally, Leah of Freutcake takes a colorful approach to indulgence by mixing in cocktails and girly getaways with her decadent desserts. Follow these ladies at your own risk, folks!