Bridgerton Tea Party Board

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Dearest Gentle Reader, it’s probably fair to assume that if you haven’t watched Netflix’s Bridgerton at least once, you’ve no doubt heard about all the hype. I, like most, got sucked in by the incredible costumes, Whistledown drama, and, yeah, Regé-Jean Page (aka The Duke). Even though season 2 is in the works, we have an interminably long time to wait so I whipped up this Bridgerton-inspired board of English tea snacks to ease all of our pain.

I love to make TV and Movie-inspired cheese boards (like “my fire and ice” Game of Thrones Board and “Blessed BRIE the Fruit”  Handmaid’s Tale Board)! Whenever you make a themed cheese board, it’s important to think about what inspires you. With Bridgerton I loved the Queen’s wigs so much, so I started with a blackberry “wig” as a centerpiece and built around it. For additional inspiration, check out my English Cheese Board, French Cheese Board, and other TV-inspired spreads.

What’s On This Board

Whether you are hunkered down to re-watch Bridgerton, binge The Crown, or catch up on the latest royal family drama, this high class tea party platter will suit your snacking and brunch board needs.

The Cheese

  • Brie wheel

The Produce

  • Blackberries

The Cookies

The Garnishes

  • Edible flowers (more on this below)

Quick Additions/Substitutions:

  • If you aren’t a big blackberry fan, free to use your favorite fruit–I find that berries give the best wig illusion. SPOILER ALERT: you could also use raspberries to mimic Lady Whistledown’s red hair.
  • I love using cake toppers whenever they suit my theme because they’re adorable and food safe. I especially loved using them on this Baby Shower Board and New Year’s Eve Board. Or put this happy birthday cake topper set on a cheese board for your next bday celebration. If it’s not your thing or you don’t have one handy for this board, no sweat! Make a flower crown. 

How to Build This Bridgerton Board

Check out the video tutorial on my Instagram! 

  • Start by adding the doily to the bottom of the board (curve facing down), then add the whole brie wheel so it looks like the brie “face” is wearing a Victorian collar.
  • Stick the crown cake topper into the side of the brie and arrange so the crown sits on top of the cheese and over the berry wig. NOTE: beware of the topper’s long sticks (aka pikes) when cutting! You can remove the topper before cutting or try shortening the sticks before using. 
  • Add the macarons to the long sides of the board, use the letter cookies to spell out B-R-I-D-G-E-R-T-O-N (or B-R-I-EG-E-R-T-O-N…ha! get it?) across the top, then add the shortbreads to the bottom. 
  • Finish it off by decorating the wig and filling in the holes with edible flowers. Serve with tea!

What’s the Difference Between Macarons and Macaroons?

Nothing says “classy” quite like French macarons, plus they were a regular feature throughout the show. If you’re not familiar, French macarons, not to be confused with the chewy, coconut mounds called macaroons, are a classic French cookie sandwich that dates back to Medieval times and was made famous in the 1900s by Parisian pastry chef Pierre Desfontaines. 
The melt-in-your-mouth cookie pieces made from a precise almond flour and egg whites mixture are perfectly tempered by the rich, flavorful buttercream filling. As you may have gathered, these delicate little babies take a trained hand, so I usually just buy them to save myself the time and hassle. If you give this Tasty recipe a go and nail it, you definitely earn bragging rights!

You Can Eat Flowers?

First things first, not all flowers are edible! Some can be poisonous, so stick to this list and other vetted resources. Another thing to keep in mind is that, even though most edible flowers are easy to grow and rarely need insecticide, fungicide, or herbicide (except roses!), you should only serve flowers that come from a reputable source, are marked for eating raw, and are grown organically. Just a note that even if you put them on your board, you don’t have to eat them! I personally don’t because they’re too bitter for my taste. 

In short, don’t just grab a bunch of pretty flowers from Trader Joe’s floral section and put them on your board–they likely contain pesticides and are NOT food safe. Even if they’re just decorative and you don’t plan to eat them, anything with pesticides should not be close to any food you will ingest. 

All that said, there is a surprising number of edible flowers to choose from, and they come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors! I used Chamomile, Dahlias, and Marigolds, but here is a list of all the edible flowers I recommend:

  • Zucchini Blossoms
  • Hibiscus
  • Lavender
  • Pansies
  • Roses
  • Violets
  • Dhalias 
  • Marigolds
  • Honeysuckle
  • Chamomile

Planning to use edible flowers? I have a whole section on recommendations on my FAQ page under “Ingredients.” 

Video How-To

Show Me Your Bridgerton Boards

I hope this post inspires you to create delicious boards. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful spreads you create from my tips. If you make a board inspired by this post or your other favorite TV shows, please tag me at @ainttoooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 


And, If you liked this recipe, please rate and review.

 

English Tea Party Bridgerton

Bridgerton Cheese Board

5 from 1 vote

Description

Make this sweet, Bridgerton-themed cheese board for your next English tea party, or pair it with your favorite British TV drama.

Ingredients
  

The Cheese

  • Brie wheel

The Produce

  • Black berries

The Cookies

  • Macarons
  • Walkers Shortbread cookies
  • Letter cookies

The Garnishes

  • Round paper doily cut in half
  • Crown cake topper
  • Edible flowers

Instructions

  • Add the doily to the bottom of the board (curve facing down), then add the whole brie wheel so it looks like the brie “face” is wearing a Victorian collar.
  • Next, layout a mound of berries above the brie in the shape of Queen Charlotte’s extravagant wig.
  • Stick the crown cake topper into the side of the brie and arrange so the crown sits on top of the cheese "head" and over the berry "wig."
  • Add the macarons to the long sides of the board, use the letter cookies to spell out B-R-I-D-G-E-R-T-O-N (or B-R-I-E-G-E-R-T-O-N…ha! get it?). across the top, then add the shortbreads to the bottom.
  • Decorate the berry wig and fill any empty spots with edible flowers and serve with tea!
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  1. Alexandra wrote:

    5 stars
    I love ❤️ This board so much, when my daughter was home for Easter break from college I made one and it came out pretty close, I even ordered the crown from Amazon, I love all your boards but this one is one of my favorites

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  2. Rachel wrote:

    ADORABLE I love everything. About this. So pretty and fun. Need to have a tea party ????

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply
  3. Brie Blake wrote:

    This is by far my favorite one you have done – cheese board is great for the upcoming season and I love how all the flavors work together with a cute touch of flower accents

    Posted 4.24.21 Reply