editor’s Note: Each week at Staff Favorites, we offer our opinions on what’s best for dining, shopping, entertainment, outdoor activities and more in Colorado. (We’ll also tell you about some hidden gems).
Forget doom scrolling. I have become obsessed with bloom scrolling.
Instagram is a great platform for anyone wanting to get lost in a sea of #ColoradoWildflowers, but that’s not what I’m talking about. My Discovery tab is almost nothing but pastry artists making flower arrangements that are also edible. Sometimes, they’re almost too beautiful to eat.
People like Ginger Taylor (@thecupcakeexperience1) in Dallas are simply adept at their ability to decorate desserts to look like carnations and cactus. It’s easy to spend countless hours squeezing every piece and petal out of it with the same care and precision as an artist painting a portrait.
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Closer to home, Broomfield’s Fantasia Sweet Treats (@fantasia_sweet_treats) is equally floral with its frosting, while Elana Berush (@lanibakes) and Mermaids Bakery from Denver (@mermaidsbakery), and Cakes & Bakes in Aurora Colorado (@cakes_and_bakes_co) ) baking edible flowers into Madeline cookies and decorating cakes with leaves of other real flowers – all while filling my feed with joy.
And according to the post on Instagram under #DenverBakery, there are plenty of confectioners in town offering flowers for the sweet tooth.
Yes, I plan to follow each and every one of them. That way, my forage remains a garden instead of a swamp.
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