The Most Beautiful Pastries and Cakes

Cakes and pastries alike have been a huge part of our development as a culture here in the US, and no – that isn’t a fat joke. I mean, what’s more American than a freshly baked apple pie cooling down on a windowsill? Absolutely nothing, that’s what. 

Americans’ obsession with baked goods is nothing new, and that’s why it’s not going away anytime soon. With the rise of sites like Pinterest and Reddit, browsing images, and recipes of your favorite sweet treats have become the norm. That’s good news because we are about to dive into some of the most mouth-watering cakes and pastries the internet has to offer. Let’s go. 

Samoa Bundt Cake

Before we get started with this masterpiece, be check out the original recipe (and images) right here for more info. 

For this one, I just want to say what a genius idea this bundt cake is. It was staring all of us in the face this whole time, and yet, it wasn’t until now that I saw the full potential of this delicious cookie. I mean, the cookie is already shaped like a bundt cake. How much better could it get? 

From the toasted coconut shavings to the creamy chocolate drizzle on top, and over to that rich, chewy caramel layer underneath – this bundt cake has it all. Even the very center of this thing is made out of chocolate, so you know it carried that decedent Somoa flavor we all know and love. 

Boston Cream Pie Cookie Bites

As far as desserts go, I’d say that Boston Cream Pie is easily in my top 10. However, I lost my mind at the first sight of this recipe. It’s like someone took all the best features of a Boston Cream Pie and lovely injected it into a soft, yet chewy, outer cookie shell.  

This recipe has another trick up its sleeve too: It only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. I don’t know about you, but I’d probably go mad if I had to wait any longer than 30 minutes to eat this beautifully crafted and delicious pastry.  

Something else I like about this recipe is the lack of complicated ingredients required to get started. All you really need is some sugar cookie mix, instant vanilla pudding, and a few semi-sweet baking chips. And if you aren’t interested in baking this yourself, you could always watch someone else do it on Youtube instead! It’s a real treat. 

Strawberry Tiramisu Cake

I’m not much of a strawberry-guy, but this recipe for a Strawberry Tiramisu Cake has to be the most eye-catching dessert I’ve seen in a while. Just by looking at this work of art, you can tell that it takes a lot of time and dedication to get it right. But at the end of the day, we’re just browsing on the internet, aren’t we? 

Anyways, this recipe calls for a lot of fresh ingredients, so a trip to the store might be required to get started. You’ll need a bare minimum of at least 60 ladyfinger cookies to coat the outside layer of the cake with once your masterpiece has been completed. You might want to grab about 60 extra just in case though.  

However inconvenient this cake might appear to be, it’s worth it in the end – but only if you cake-decorating skills are sharp. This cake is not some cut-and-paste art project. It’s going to take some real patience to keep a level head after cutting and (incorrectly) placing about 120 strawberries. 

Coconut Mango Macarons

Macarons have had a place in every person’s heart since the actual year of 791, so it’s refreshing to know that people have been tweaking the recipe and have delivered something brand new in 2019. They’re called Coconut Mango Macarons, and they’re even more delectable than you could ever imagine.  

Mango and coconut might seem like a strange combination to add to a macaron recipe (a recipe you can find here) but it’s unsurprisingly quite delicious. We’ve been experimenting with some of the recipes here in the office, and I have to say that this one easily takes the cake – pun intended.  

Be warned though – this is a gluten-free recipe, which would normally mean that it’s disgusting, but in this case, it’s quite the opposite. And with only two main ingredients and a measly 33 minute preparation time, making these macarons is a breeze. Give it a try!