This post is sponsored by Cricut. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Who doesn’t love an amazing breakfast spread!?! Wow your house guests next time you host brunch by creating a stunning breakfast charcuterie board. We are sharing a few tips for adding personalized touches to your spread, as well as photo inspiration and ideas for how to style your board.
What Breakfast Items Should I Include?
The sky-is-the-limit when it comes to options for a breakfast charcuterie board. To keep things simple whenever I host brunch, I choose items that can be prepared in advance. For this charcuterie board, I choose a variety of baked goods and fresh fruit.
Some items to consider including on your brunch board are:
- Donut Holes
- Mini Bagels
- Fresh Berries (i.e. Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries)
- Orange or Grapefruit Slices
How Should I Display my Breakfast Items?
I love a great cutting board as a base for any charcuterie presentation. To add a little personalization to my large, rectangular cutting board, I added the phrase “Welcome” using black Smart vinyl and my rel=”nofollow”Cricut Joy. It took mere minutes to create, cut and add this small “extra” detail to my breakfast board. I love how you can feed Smart Vinyl directly into your machine, removing the extra step of using a cutting mat.
Using your personalized cutting board as a base, arrange your chosen items in groupings, working to create small heaps, curved lines, and sections of your board. Sprinkle fresh fruit across the entire board, working to fill in any “gaps”. And finally, include condiments needed for your chosen items, labeling them where possible.
To make it simple for guests to identify condiments, I added script labels to simple white ceramic serving pieces. Using my Cricut Joy, I selected a font, added the labels needed, then printed a set of labels. For easy removal and application of the cut vinyl, I use Transfer Tape, a scraper and a Weeder. Transfer Tape is applied to the cut vinyl. Then, the scraper is used with medium pressure, working across all portions of the vinyl, to help it adhere to the tape. After you have used the scraper, you will gently remove the transfer tape with the cut vinyl attached, then apply it to your selected serving piece. In some cases, there will be small sections of the cut vinyl that need to be removed prior to application. And, this is where the weeder comes in handy. Use this tool to gently remove those small vinyl pieces that are challenging to do with your bare fingers.
I hope our breakfast charcuterie board ideas inspire you to try something new when hosting your next brunch or breakfast!!