Frequently asked questions

  • What inspired you to start Foodbites?

    When I started my Instagram account in 2016, it was intended to motivate me to eat more healthily. I’ve always loved art and being creative, so I guess that’s why my feed eventually evolved into all the fun food it is today.

  • Where do you find your inspiration?

    I get most of my ideas when I’m out on my walks or when it’s quiet around me. I also love scrolling through pictures of animals, cakes, nature, architecture, patterns, crafts, etc. Ideas can pop up anywhere.

  • What is the best way to melt dark chocolate?

    You can melt chocolate in a bain marie (water bath), microwave it, or put it directly in a pot on low heat while stirring (this is usually what I do).

  • Where do you get your candy eyes?

    I've linked them for you in my Shop. You can also make the eyes using white and dark chocolate. For savory recipes, try mozzarella or another white cheese, and black olives or sesame seeds for the pupils.

  • Do you have any favorites out of all your photos?

    I like them all, obviously, but a few stand out. Nuts About You is one example. I had a plan in my head, but once I created it, I got the idea to incorporate the avocado pit as a nut. The same happened with the Cucumber, Feta & Basil Christmas Tree I did. I looked at all the cucumber cutouts I had left, and then got the idea to make presents out of them. It's fun when working on the spot can make things better that way.

  • What’s the piping tool you use for the chocolate in many of your posts?

    It’s called a Lekue Decopen and it's excellent for precise piping (I've linked it in my Shop). It’s effortless to use, just be sure not to overfill it. A sealable freezer bag works fine too.

  • You use so many cookie cutters in your posts. If I don’t have any, can I still make them?

    Absolutely. I use cookie cutters to make my creations as precise as possible. That said, it’s often the same 8-10 cutters I use on rotation (a 24 piece set that I've linked for you in my Shop). You can definitely cut things by hand, too.

  • I tried to make one of your creations, but it took much longer than the Prep Time you provided, why is that?

    I include a rough estimate of the time the recipe will take for each creation. I realize everyone works at a different pace - even some days, I work slower than others. So please bear in mind, it’s only meant to give you an approximate indication.

  • What do you hope people will gain from visiting your site?

    Nothing makes me happier than receiving messages from a mum (or dad) saying she and her kids love looking through my feed together. Or that they’ve made something for a birthday party or dinner party inspired by me and that it was a success. I love that it can bring people together that way. Above all, I hope my creations make people smile.