8 Foodie Instagram Accounts To Follow For Serious Holiday Baking Inspo


The holidays tend to bring out a baking urge even in those of us who typically rely on takeout. But if you aren’t skilled in the kitchen, you might not know where to start when it comes to creating festive goodies. Luckily, we can take some inspiration from our Instagram feeds, a platform that bakers of all levels rely on to show off their skills. Here are eight of the most impressive Instagram baking accounts that all foodies should follow ASAP to get into the holiday spirit. Even if you’re not planning on cooking anything yourself, you’ll want to feast your eyes on these feeds.

1. If You’re A Fan Of Pie — @yossyarefi


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If you’re looking to learn how to bake the most festive tortes this holiday season, you’ll want to follow Yossy Arefi on Instagram. She’s a food photographer, food stylist and a cooking instructor. She’s also the author of dessert cookbook “Sweeter off the Vine,” a cookbook that teaches you how to bake a variety of gorgeous desserts using seasonal fruit. If you see a festive dish on her feed that you’re dying to make, just visit her blog, Apt 2B Baking Co. for the recipe.

2. If You’re Obsessed With Holiday Cookies — @wildwildwhisk


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Trang Doan is a food blogger, photographer and baker from Southern California. Her specialty? Making cookies that melt in your mouth but aren’t too sweet. You can find recipes for all of the beautiful cookies that you see on her Insta on her blog Wild Wild Whisk. We like her style because she bakes cookies with all sorts of unique ingredients. One recipe that stood out to us is for her Chocolate Spritz Cookie that only takes 24 minutes to make.

3. If You’re A Minimalist — @minimalistbaker


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The baking goodies on this Instagram feed don’t look simple, but most of the recipes require only 10 ingredients or less and will take you 30 minutes or less to prepare. If you don’t own a lot of cooking utensils, you’ll be happy to know that you can cook most of the holiday indulgences on this feed using only one bowl. The masterminds behind this Instagram account are baking duo Dana Shultz and her husband John. Their specialty is baking plant-based recipes that cater to the gluten-free and vegan communities.

4. If You’re All About The Decorations — @illustratedcookies


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If your favorite part of the holidays is the decorations, you’ll want to follow this creative cookie baker on Instagram. Liz Tamny is known for adorning her cookies with 3-D decorations and intricate designs. Her baking skills might be a little above our own, but her cookies still inspire us to get a little more creative in the kitchen.

5. If You’re A Fan Of Caricatures — @vickiee_yo


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This Australian-born baker uses her background in architecture and interior design to style her cookies into perfect little caricatures. Her creations are super festive and fun and perfect for any holiday party. You can find recipes for the goodies that you see on Vickiee’s Instagram on her personal blog.

6. If You’re Into Baking Shows — @candacenelson


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Ever heard of “Cupcake Wars”? If you’re familiar with the Netflix foodie show, then you’ve probably also heard of pastry chef Candace Nelson. Candace is a judge on “Cupcake Wars” and “Sugar Rush.” She’s also the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, so you know that she knows her sh**t when it comes to baking. Her Instagram feed features picture-perfect cakes and pastries.

7. If You’re A Health Nut With A Sweet Tooth — @ambitiouskitchen


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If you generally consider yourself to be a healthy eater but you still like to indulge occasionally, especially around the holidays, you’ll want to follow Monique on Instagram. Monique is a recipe developer and fitness junkie who transforms traditionally unhealthy foods (we’re looking at you, cinnamon rolls) into healthier versions by using higher-quality, nutritious ingredients. Don’t expect a feed full of salad and chickpeas — you’ll also find blueberry pancakes and double chocolate cookies here.

8. If You’re A Fan Of Colorful Cakes — @cakedesignbysheri


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Sheri Wilson, a self-proclaimed cake enthusiast and mommy blogger, knows how to decorate a cake. Her colorful creations rival those of Martha Stewart. Her Instagram account looks like one big, delicious rainbow. She shares all of her cake recipes on her personal blog Cake Design By Sheri. We might not be able to make the cakes ourselves, but we can certainly dream about them!


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