A study led by Professor Charles Spence, an Oxford University gastrophysicist, has proven that making something look good makes it effectively taste better too.
The art of baking is pleasing and aesthetically rewarding. Especially when you are baking desserts, there is a lot that you can do to make your sweet treats look more beautiful.
Colours, styles, materials, flavours - there is a lot to explore while decorating desserts.
The phrase 'look is everything' has inspired the bakers in our country as well and that is why your Facebook feed can be buzzing with beautiful looking desserts, many of them with home delivery options.
If you are craving for cute, little, irresistible desserts, Team TBS Food has you covered.
The Business Standard has rounded up some pages which sell amazing looking homemade desserts that can be considered art pieces.
Their cupcakes, chocolates, cakes, and cookies are picture-perfect and will be a star for any occasion. And they taste as fabulous as they look!
Safwa's Food Corner
The owner of the page, Sharmin Aftabi Zerin was a working woman until she became a mother. To give her child and family more time, she left her job but became a 'home baker.'
According to Zerin, she has loved painting and colours since her childhood and that definitely shows in her food items.
There are a lot of varieties available on Safwa's Food Corner, and the owner adds new items every week, but her desserts look especially gorgeous.
Her chocolate truffles not only have vibrant colours to grab your attention, but their taste will also leave a mark.
These pretty little chocolates are so adorable that you will not want to eat them up, but once you start, you definitely cannot stop eating.
The cupcakes are gorgeous to look at and the colour combination and decoration attest to the artistic side of the chef.
The cupcakes have buttercream frosting with a chocolate or vanilla cake base, which has a perfect balance of sweetness.
The last item from this page we tried were the macarons, which might be the prettiest things you have ever laid your eyes on.
The flower embroidered, pastel-coloured macarons are something you would not want to eat but would love to frame as art pieces.
It might break your heart to take the first bite but you will not regret it for sure. It is crispy outside and soft inside. It also becomes slightly chewy in your mouth, just like a perfect macaron.
The chocolates cost between Tk250 and Tk500, the buttercream cupcakes cost between Tk450 and Tk500 for six pieces, and the macarons cost between Tk550 and Tk650 for eight pairs.
Treats by Tareez
Owner Sazia Hossain Reema works as a Manager (A & F) at Myth Ltd.
Reema and her daughter Rifah Tashfia Islam, who is an undergraduate student, loved baking together and during the lockdown, they took it a bit more seriously and gave more time into polishing their baking ideas.
As Rifa is a good artist, they tried to bring her art into their baked goods by making floral cupcakes and airbrushed cakes. Though all of their sweet and savoury items look amazing, we tasted some of their best-looking desserts.
The floral cupcakes are the best things one can have. Not only do they look like art pieces, but they may also be the tastiest cupcakes in the city.
The traditional chocolate and vanilla cupcake topped with a homemade soft and creamy buttercream is a pure delight to eat, even for those who do not have a sweet tooth.
The right balance of sweetness in the cake and the buttercream is the secret of their perfectly made treats.
The buttercream is not overly sweet and beautifully complements the sweet and soft cake base, which promptly disappears in your mouth.
The 'Cakesicles' and 'Geometric heart cakes' are very different from the usual desserts we have.
Shaped like ice cream lollies and hearts, these had a soft and creamy filling made with cake crumbs and they were coated in chocolate, which created a nice, crunchy shell on the outside.
They were perhaps the most delicious item we tried.
The glittery and glossy colours with decorative flowers and colourful pearls made this dessert look like a royal treasure.
The sugar cookies were too pretty to eat and they had beautiful handmade designs with royal icing on top. They were slightly crispy and soft and you could smell the delicious combination of butter and vanilla.
The flower cupcakes cost Tk150 per piece, a box of six cakesicles and geometric heart cakes costs Tk600 and a pouch of 10 sugar cookies costs Tk200.
Tasnuva Sheikh, the owner of Sama's Kitchen, used to work in the HR department of a multinational company. She has been running the page out of a passion for baking since 2014.
She received professional training on baking from Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation. Tasnuva loved painting and art since childhood, which is reflected in her baking.
Among a ton of different sweet delicacies, her best items are the beautiful cakes she makes.
Looking at her cakes, one cannot help but wonder whether they are actually homemade ones and not pictures painted by an artist.
The cakes are soft and spongy with delicate layers of cream in between.
The page also has some cute little thematic cupcakes which taste good too.
The cakes cost between Tk2000 and Tk4000 (plus customisation cost). The owner takes special orders for birthdays and wedding cakes and appetisers.
Tasnuva quit her career in the corporate world and became a full-time baker during the lockdown. She launched her first outlet at Mirpur DOHS Shopping Complex in March 2020 under the same name.
She launched another outlet of Sama's Kitchen this month at Anannya Shopping Complex, Baridhara DOHS, which is associated with her Dallas Café & Multi-cuisine Restaurant.
If you are planning for wedding or birthday celebrations, do not miss to check out this page for wonderful looking and delicious treats.
Why serve just a piece of cake, if you can put a piece of art on the plate within a reasonable price and make the celebration memorable for your guests?