My Big Fat Kindred Cake Picnic
If you are from the South like I am, you know how unbearable the heat has been this weekend. My cameraman almost died. His face was blood red and burning up. For 20 minutes..... For all you northerners, must be nice. Kindred Cake Co. reached out to me recently and wanted to sponsor a summer activity featuring one of their beautiful cake creations. What a better activity than a picnic in the park? My Pinterest has always been flooded with those Summer bucket lists that I never actually end up doing and picnics are always at the top of the list. I have never been on a picnic because A) it's easier to just eat in my kitchen and B) the summer heat in North Carolina. But I love collaborating with local businesses, so I couldn't pass it up. Kindred Cake Co. was gracious enough to supply a beautiful semi naked yellow cake with buttercream frosting, flourished with a decadent floral wreath. When we decided to make this happen, I left all the creative baking decisions to Kindred. I was surprised to open box and see yellow flower petals. They used my favorite color without even knowing!
Kindred Cake Co. is a local home bakery located in Wake Forest. What I love about this business even more than they are local, is that it is owned by a mother and daughter! The pair uses and continues to create their own family recipes which makes Kindred Cakes so unique and special. This cake was delightfully yummy and tasted as great as it looked!
When I decided to do a picnic, I didn't want just any picnic. I wanted a picnic that would keep me as cool and comfortable as possible as one could be in 100 degree sweltering heat. So I grabbed my pillows, throw, and antique picnic basket (thanks Maddy) and hit the road to Fletcher Park.
This picnic was inspired by the luxurious glamping I have seen in magazines and on airbnb. I was inspired by the campsites bohemian looks with bright and bold colors. Getting outdoors and doing something new is always fun, sometimes it just takes eliminating some of the intimidating factors in order to make yourself try. Nobody likes itchy grass so I had to figure out a way around that. I picked up these gorgeous pillows at Home Goods and the striped throw turned picnic blanket from Target. Though my Chick--fil-A lemonade was refreshing, I didn't last in that heat for more than our hour hahaha.
All in moderation. Balance is key. Knew I was going to have some cake so I brought some watermelon and blueberries to still get those vitamins. #healthiswealth
Thank you so much Kindred Cake Co. for such a beautiful creation and for inspiring me to finally have a picnic! Finally marked that off the bucket list! If you are interested in placing an order from them for a cake, cupcakes, or any special sweet treat you can email them through their Facebook page or Instagram! Mention the code CAKELOVE to get 20% off your order which is good through the end of August! Happy Summertime!
-from Anna with love