This Brunch and Baking event was made possible from the kindness of Simple Mills, however all recipes, creative concepts and styling are my own.
About two weeks ago I hosted a very intimate brunch and baking event at my house. It was a gathering of women who simply just wanted to spend some quality time together to get away from the madness of summer even if it was just for a couple of hours.
My brunch guests included Carolina (Minimalize Me), Joanne (GoFitJo), Meg (Meg Sexton Photography), Thuy Mai and Kimberly (Training For Churros).
I use the term baking school lightly as the cake decorating was just a fun way to get to know each other more and get an insight to everyone’s creative process. I had custom aprons for each of the ladies to wear during the baking school portion of the brunch. As an additional touch I had recipe cards made so that they can try to replicate making the cakes with Simple Mills Cake Mixes and Frosting at home.
What was a joy to see was how different each and every cake turned out. Each was as individual as the woman who decorated the cake.
This was our menu for brunch. I am a one woman show during these events so I prepare food that is fast and easy to cook. That is one of the reasons why I love Simple Mills is because they provide me with the shortcuts that I need made with real wholesome ingredients.
I set the table very simply, just a white linen table cloth with beige napkins to give it a modern rustic farmhouse vibe. My most favorite item I came up with were these mini serving board place cards. I ordered these from Amazon thinking that I could use these as serving platters for our mini cakes, but I did not pay attention to the dimensions and when they came they could only fit cut up mini cubes of cheese.
I wanted to use them for the brunch and they were the perfect size for place cards, so I contacted Giulissa from Paper Love Me Calligraphy and she didn’t even bat an eye lid when I asked her to create her magic on them.
I know I am saying love many many times in this post, but I can’t help it. I will forever remember this day with fondness as we just opened up about many topics around the table. There is something about sitting down and passing around a plate of food that creates community even if it’s just for that one moment.
I had many of you send emails and direct messages about this particular event. At the moment they are held quarterly at my home. The guest list is very intimate because I create every detail myself (plus all the cooking!) and I find smaller gatherings elicit deeper conversations.
If you are interested in joining my guest list please subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already and I will let you know of future events. Thank you so much for all the good vibes everyone sent to me while this event was taking place. It has given me a sense of direction with my little tiny business venture.
p.s. I will be posting a separate article with the recipes I created. Keep an eye out for it!
Photography: Carolina Vargas
Recipe Card and Place Card Calligraphy: Paper Love Me Calligraphy
Custom Aprons: Sew Sweet Paradise
Sponsored by Simple Mills