Real Simple
February 17, 2017 3:45 pm

There’s cake decorating, and then there’s Instagram cake decorating: the centerfold version. Between close-up shots of voluptuous icing, mesmerizing glazes, and stacks of cake, it’s hard to look away. Some of the videos verge on hypnotic, partly because cake stands spin around in circles. See for yourself, but be warned: don’t start browsing unless you have a lot of time to kill.

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1 Pretty in Pink

Just try to look away from these perfect blooming buttercream rosettes.

2Follow the Rainbow

Dare we say it: spec-stack-ular.

3Ensnaring Webs

But how does that happen?!

4Chocolate Tutu

At first glance, it looks like the cogs of a machine. Oh wait, it’s actually a giant chocolate dome.

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5 Blueberry Three Ways

6Flower Power

It’s crazy how the chocolate border ends up in the exact same spot every time.

7Dripping Chocolate

That dark chocolate and white chocolate swirl, though.

8 Money Shot

Why is this giant, gently-swirling dollop of cream so satisfying?

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9 Like Bees to Honey

The puffy honeycomb…the oozing inside…

10 Molten Collapse

I’m melting!

This article originally appeared in Real Simple.