5 Instagram brunches that were trying way too hard.

5 Instagram brunches that were trying way too hard.
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Brunch is as much a photo shoot as it is a meal, an opportunity not only to brag to your friends that you had the wherewithal to wake up early on the weekend, but that you can dine with the upper class. Society has turned the phenomenon of a meal that falls between breakfast and brunch into an epic opportunity for daydrinking and food porn, and sometimes, it just takes so much damn effort to pull off. Here are the meals that just tried way too hard.

1. Avocado Roses

Avocado toast—currently the brunchiest of all the brunch food—gets even brunchier with this floral arrangement. Do you accept this rose?

Food made to look like flowers is apparently all the rage.

2. Stacked With Twee-ness

The colored wire immediately contradicts the rustic vibe of the mason jar, not to mention the effort involved in perfectly aligning the strawberries to the outside. It truly does not seem worth it.

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3. Fruits in Shapes on Pancakes

The effort necessary in crafting the shapes is not necessary to enjoy a meal.

4. Heart Waffles

While cutting a waffle into smaller pieces is a great way to get more syrup on every edge, the effort involved is, as Brunch Trump would put it, "Sad!"

5. Owl Fruit Plate

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It's just way too cute to eat.

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