These Galaxy Doughnuts Are Leaving Us Starry-Eyed

06/09/2016 at 01:54 PM ET

Galaxy Donut
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Move over original glazed!

Galaxy doughnuts (also referred to as “Nebula doughnuts”) are the new dessert leaving Instagram foodies starry-eyed and the rainbow bagel craze fading into black holes. The galaxy trend first took off a few years ago, with stardust and planets lighting up every garment at your nearest fashion retailer. But someone figured out the key to true success: Doughnuts make everything lightyears better.

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#glitterdonut #blue

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A bit of finessing with food coloring and edible glitter make galaxy doughnuts almost as easy to whip up as they are to gobble up — which is likely why loads of people have fallen for the photogenic fried treats. 

“They are colourful, visually attractive, a little out of this world and the recipe is relatively easy to follow,” says Sam Murphy, an Instagrammer whose vegan doughnuts recipe has inspired other users to try their own versions.

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The trickiest part of the prep is likely the icing: “It’s about working with the appropriate colors and saturation of those colors,” she says. “It’s very similar to painting.”

Simply disperse a few drops of different colored food dye into a bowl of white icing and swirl with a spoon or toothpick. Then dip the top of a store-bought doughnut (or homemade if you’re feeling adventurous) into the icing and gently slide it out. Dust with edible glitter or confectioners’ sugar to finish.

Sweet tooth connoisseurs are also making space for the trend with other treats like cakes, cupcakes, cookies and even macaroons.

Holy macarony. Any culinary artists out there wanna bake these for me? #macaron #frenchmacaroon #yum #galaxymacarons

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Clearly no dessert is safe from the glittery, swirly-hued takeover.

–Marquaysa Battle

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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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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