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concord grape scone with mascarpone
Photo: Love, Cake

Teatime Treat

Serving a simple tea for a bridal shower brunch? Bake up a batch of scones, such as this yummy recipe using concord grapes and topped with mascarpone. Brew some black tea and enjoy a genteel morning!

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Mini Muffins

Bite size pastries are the bane of our existence for a reason. They're completely addictive, and their small size somehow convinces you that you should totally have a half dozen of them. These glazed lemon poppy seed muffins are easy to make, and so tasty that we advise you double the recipe.

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Classic Quiche

This gourmet quiche uses gorgonzola cheese and tart apples to create a rich and unique brunch dish. Because it is so heavy, serve it with something light and sparkling.

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baked ricotta tart with salad
Photo: Sugar & Charm

Elegant Entree

If you are able to seat everyone comfortable at a table, why not serve a simple brunch entree? This ricotta tart and accompanying salad is the perfect start to a summer day.

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Swedish Pastry

Like a cross between an almond croissant and a cream puff, this marzipan-filled treat makes quite the statement on a pretty table. They can be a little messy, so only make these if guests can be seated to eat.

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stack of glazed doughnuts
Photo: Baker Bettie

Classic Doughnuts

Because the heart wants what the heart wants, no modern bridal shower brunch would be complete without a sticky stack of glazed donuts. We're pretty sure this is why coffee was invented.

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pull apart bread with cinnamon and pecans
Photo: Bake or Break

Pull-Apart Bread

This pull-apart bread is sensational for a casual bridal shower. This rustic breakfast treat is stuffed full of warm spices and chopped pecans.

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Who doesn't love waffles? Set up a waffle station with different fruit and sweet toppings for a little DIY fun. If you want to make something extra special, this baked waffle strata is a brunch version of a Monte Cristo sandwich.

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Baked Ahead

Breakfast casseroles are a great alternative to the more sugary brunch fare, and are also terrific to bake ahead the previous night. Perfect for beginning bakers, they are nearly impossible to mess up.

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gourmet salmon breakfast sandwich
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Upscale Breakfast Sandwiches

Take the tradtional breakfast sandwich up a notch with herbs and lox. This brunch dish goes really well with mimosas, and you can wrap in paper if you need guests to eat standing.

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strawberry shortcake trifle using cake donuts
Photo: SprinkleBakes

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

When you need a showstopper of a brunch treat, look no further than this decadent strawberry shortcake trifle with layers of fluffy whipped cream.

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Lemon Curd

If you've decide to purchase all your brunch treats, but still want something homemade, try your hand at the zesty lemon curd. It brightens up scones and crumpets, and stores well in the refrigerator afterwards.

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elegant champagne jello shots
Photo: Sugar & Cloth

Brunch Party

Selecting the perfect brunch cocktail for a bridal shower can be a hard decision, but if you want insta-fun, make these champagne Jell-O shots. They definitely elevate this old school party refreshment.