Birthday Cake Croissants Are Here to Make All Your Dreams Come True

Because who has dreams that aren't pastry-related?

The rainbow bagel (opens in new tab) is so over already. Now it's time for the rainbow croissant. The birthday cake croissant, an invention by pastry chef Thiago Silva, is being tested at the Union Fare Gastrohall in New York City, and it looks incredible. 

According to The Daily Meal (opens in new tab), the candy-colored creation is a Funfetti-style birthday cake croissant with a mascarpone filing, and it will be available to the public starting Tuesday. This is the kind of creation that people will line up around the block for, so if you miss out, you can also have a cookies and cream, crème brûlée, peanut butter and jelly, or red velvet croissant instead.

A video on the Instagram account Cheat Day Eats already has 191,000 views, and it's easy to see why. The croissant looks like a flaky, Funfetti-style treat that is so much fun:

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They even look delightful before they go into the oven:

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But most importantly, how does this thing taste? "[Thiago is] a genius," Jessica, the Instagrammer behind Cheat Day Eats, told Foodbeast (opens in new tab), saying it's not as sugary-sweet as you might think. "I was kinda surprised. He mixed the sprinkles into the batter, which [Thiago] says [he] has never seen anyone else do." 

And just as a bonus, here's another ridiculously tasty-looking creation from Chef Thiago: a cinnamon bun inside of a doughnut. I want to go to there.

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Megan Friedman
Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.