A "dessert designer" and the owner of Nectar and Stone, a cakery out of Melbourne, Australia, Caroline Khoo's pastel pastries delight with sophisticated flashes of (edible!) gold and a contemporary, home-spun flair. Intrigued? You can shop for the breathtaking desserts online, but be warned -- they tend to sell out quickly.
One of the most reputable caterers in the country, Peter Callahan's firm and experimental culinary design studio push the limits of the classic party appetizer. A ubiquitous trendsetter, Callahan is credited with first broadcasting the idea of miniature comfort foods. PS: These darling doughnuts made their debut in Martha Stewart Weddings.
A multi-talented, multi-platform artist based in Minneapolis, Brock Davis doesn't always Instagram food, specifically. But when he does, it goes a little something like ... this.
Blueberry raindrops. Monster green juice. Tortilla ghosts. Oatmeal odometers. Selena Kohng aims to brighten her children's lunch boxes by leveling nutrition with joy, and that joy is more than contagious -- it's downright inspiring.
Julie Lee's stunning food collages began as a simple, cheeky way to display her farmers’ market finds. It's safe to say the images have since evolved into genuine fine-art masterpieces. In fact, you can now purchase the photographs on her website. These captivating cross-sections will inspire you to shop locally -- and try out some new produce, too.
Follow for an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the pastry master's latest creations, including his astonishingly lifelike gum paste flowers and over-the-top wedding cakes.
Though her impressive stop-motion videos don't technically contain real food, they still look good enough to eat.
For a crash course in exquisite photo styling, look to sister-owned Winnipeg bakery Jenna Rae Cakes. We wouldn't mind sampling a few of JRC's featured flavors, either: white-chocolate-covered root beer sandwich cookies, salted dark chocolate espresso macarons, Nutella peanut butter chocolate gems, and more.
Vermeer. On toast. 'Nuff said.
Vegetables are the medium of choice for Malaysian artist-architect Hong Yi, who goes by the name "Red." This collage-style portrait of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is but one example of her visionary food art, which has previously included -- believe it or not -- an edible retelling of the classic "Three Little Pigs" story using burnt bread to represent the wolf and kidney beans for the pigs. Frankly, we're just glad she didn't use bacon.