These Beautiful ‘Macaronuts’ Are the New Dessert Mashup You Need to Know About

03/11/2016 at 12:36 PM ET

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Courtesy of Francois Payard

There is no shortage of pastry mash-ups lately, but this one might just take the cake.

To celebrate National Macaron Day on March 20, pastry chef Francois Payard decided to combine the colorful French confection with the beloved American doughnut. The result: the Macaronut.

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“Chef Payard has been very inspired by all of the hybrid creations in America,” a representative for the owner of FP Patisserie and Francois Payard Bakery tells PEOPLE. “He wanted to figure out a way to experiment with this concept while still staying true to his French roots.”

The Macaronut will be available for $5 starting on March 20 at his New York City locations. Payard is debuting the dessert in a strawberry and cream flavor topped with rainbow sprinkles. If they receive a positive response (basically a sure thing in this city), he will continue to develop more flavors.

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Here’s hoping the beautiful creation doesn’t have the same effect as rainbow bagels had on The Bagel Store—so we can continue to eat them, of course.

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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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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