True story: my mom is a cake decorator.
I grew up with all kinds of beautiful confections in the house, and my birthday cakes had any character I wanted made out of the most delicious icing.
So often when we think about decorating sweets, cakes and cookies are the norm. Some innovative bakers are realizing, however, that the techniques used on your typical fare can also be used to spice up some tried and true classics.
Musse Confectionery is a Ukrainian bakery that specializes in making incredibly beautiful eclairs, like these galaxy-inspired ones.
They've also got back to school specials...
... and the perfect way to celebrate love.
They sell each meticulously decorated eclair in their shop, but if you're not in the Ukraine, you can still enjoy their confections online.
If this doesn't make you want to hop a flight immediately, I don't know what will!