Here’s How Those Instagram-Famous Rainbow Bagels Are Really Made (VIDEO)

02/03/2016 at 03:03 PM ET

Rainbow Bagel
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While sweet-toothed foodies have ventured out to Brooklyn, N.Y. to get their hands on a coveted rainbow bagel, Insider took it one step further by filming the meticulous how-to — a process owner and head baker Scot Rosillo has been practicing for 20 years at The Bagel Store.

“It’s an absolute labor of passion and art,” he says in the video, previously sharing with Business Insider that it takes approximately five hours to crank out 100 bagels. “A tremendous amount of discipline is required to make the world’s most beautiful bagel. And this is what we do down here.”

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In order to capture the rainbow bagels’ medley of vibrant colors, the store’s team of bakers first individually dye the dough with neon blue, green, pink and orange hues before cutting them into mounds, separated by color. The mounds are then flattened and layered on top of each other to deliver equal amounts of each color in each bagel.

The layered dough is then sliced and rolled into bagel shapes before being placed in the oven.

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“You feel great when the customers come in looking for the rainbow bagels,” says baker Osiel Escober. “That’s the best feeling for us”

Although the store’s staple breakfast bagel is served with a funfetti-style cream cheese — made with real cake mix and sprinkles for an added sugar boost — customers can also add cotton candy to their rainbow bagel.

How’s that for sweet?

—Grace Gavilanes

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Mrs. B on

I love bagels, but these don’t appeal to me. They look too much like candy. Put a stick in it and it looks like a lollipop.

Pat on

The gay agenda in a bagel. Lovely

Terry Levine on

I don’t eat food made by Jews.

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I was pretty sad when I got to the Namco Bandai booth however and found out they only brought their fighting games to be played there, which I didn’t bother to try. Breakout Voyager, made by Stian Thomassen based on Breakout, is a classic retro style breakout game with a bunch of falling balls. You could give yourself some leisure time between classes or just within the break time, however are not in front of your TV.

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