Let Bao be your little kitchen helper, or find out what Toy Story’s Planet Pizza tastes like in IRL.
Pixar’s YouTube channel has a series called “Cooking With Pixar,” where they have recipe tutorials inspired by all their latest films. And all your favourite characters will be there to help you along the way—but really just distracting you with cuteness more than anything.
The Oscar-winning short Bao has an utterly adorable character of the same name that rolls dough, naps, and sneezes after falling into some pepper. There’s a certain kind of nostalgia that’s evoked and it may just be the most practical escapism around right now. However, you’ll still need to use a recipe alongside each video as the measuring is left to guesswork. Here’s a good online recipe for the bao tutorial.
Ian and Barley Lightfoot from the movie Onward will teach you how to make a gorgeous, classic birthday cake. Honestly, not only does the cake look delicious but watching a slice being cut out at the end is just mesmerising. Even adults will want to celebrate a new wrinkle with this recipe, and the best part about it is that you don’t have to share it with everyone at the office. Again, you’ll need a recipe with actual measurements alongside so here’s a good guide.
Or, how about the most famous Pixar universe food, pizza from Toy Story’s Pizza Planet? In this video, Chef Forky (from Toy Story 4) guides you through a delicious pepperoni and bell pepper pizza.