Anything can....you can dress the worst food in the world on a plate...with colorful sauces, meats, poultry, fish, or plain vegi's.....if you know how to decorate the dish it all looks absolutely sexy!
Now with taste...its a whole diff ball game... flavor is key word...cant use too much spices cant use too little...if you do changes the flavor making it look really appetizing yet tasteless... Same with over or under cooking a meal...over cooking makes it taste like rubber or mush...(if pasta's/potatoes/rice) under cooking is really nasty. But hey what do I know I am not a chef or anything...i just cook for myself according to my taste buds! :P
I reckon a lot of cakes these days look a lot better than they taste. I always buy little cakes that look absolutely delicious then get back home and eat it and it tastes like nothing :/
toaster struddles looks a lot better than it tastes
agreed! Nothing like homemade cake for ya!