Israeli Patissier in Paris Is Instagram Sensation for Matching Pastries to His Shoes

Tal Spiegel loves shoes and pastries, so he decided to mix them both with his unique eye for graphic design.


Tal Spiegel is an Israeli graphic designer and chef patissier based in Paris who has made a name for himself for his Instagram feed - gorgeous pastry after gorgeous pastry, all matched to his colorful shoes.

Spiegel’s two loves are apparent from his Desserted in Paris Instagram feed. His photos show an artistically crafted dessert, often from one of Paris’s better-known patisseries, staged with an eye for graphic design. The background is meticulously chosen, and always includes Spiegel’s shoes. 

Spiegel’s pastry photos have become a viral sensation, and his account has amassed nearly 35,000 followers.

This is my new love triangle, clementine tart by @hugovictor_paris (dedicated to muku)

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This one was starring at me at @lagrandeepicerie vitrine and I had to have it, plus it's half savory half sweet!

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Oh Venus by @pierreherme , thank you for coming back to our lives bringing apple and rose flavors

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My neon pink shoes directed me to acid just to have this neon pink peach & black lemon cake

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"If life gives you lemons make lemon meringue tart" T. Spiegel Un dimanche à Paris

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Hidden deep among the images of pastries are a few shots that will be closer to home to fellow Israelis. They include a photo from the Hapoel Tel Aviv-Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer game popularly known as a “derby,” as well as a plate of yellow star cookies, which Spiegel says he prepared for a child’s birthday - and then realized that they look like Holocaust-era Star of David patches.