It's hard not to be tempted by the eclair. The French-born pastry has everything a dessert should: dough, cream, and mostly importantly, variety. In Paris, bakeries and restaurants (such as Fauchon and L'éclair de Génie) compete for the most elaborate designs—eclairs can be topped with fresh fruit, slathered in colorful frosting, or, with the help of fondant, branded with a detailed work of art. You can find masterpieces like The Great Wave off Kanagawa or the Mona Lisa right on your dessert.
While most of us won't be making a trip to Paris anytime soon, we can thank Instagrammers like desserted_in_paris for filling our feeds with (literal) eye candy. Below are some of the greatest moments from these pastry-focused profiles: