On today's Shop Small Saturday Showcase, I have a gorgeously delicious shop to share with you today: Simply Brigadeiro! I first met the fabulous Sabrina at Artisanal L.A. while she was passing around samples of her amazing brigadeiros. I was hooked! They are sweet, gorgeous, and the perfect gift for everyone!
I did my usual interview and took some photos, and awaited the "few" pictures she had of her own. Well, I was absolutely floored by the creativity and gorgeous displays she created, so be prepared for the literal eye candy ahead!
Not only that, but Sabrina is offering a box of 24 assorted brigadeiros to one lucky winner!!! Check it out below after the interview and beautiful photos. Enjoy!
Tell me a little bit about yourself!
Hello! I'm a Brazilian transplant from the Southern part of Brazil to Los Angeles since 1994. My family always cooked and baked. My passion comes from watching and helping both my grandmothers. They both taught me how to make a few delicious dishes and sweets. Sometime in 2006, I took a professional baking course at Epicurious and cooking classes here and there.
Where did the name of your store come from?
The name behind it its purely from the product itself. I'm a gourmet brigadeiro boutique so Simply Brigadeiro was the right way to go with. Because that's all I do.
Why did you start making goods for Simply Brigadeiro?
Leaving in Los Angeles for 19 years the craving was big for sweets, specially brigadeiro. I always made them at home, because you could get them anywhere. After my sons were born I begun making them for their birthday parties. Huge hit among friends it started snowballing. I love all the flavors! Every single one of them has a different unique texture and taste.
What is your favorite item? What is your most popular item?
The Crunchies no doubt!
Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
Inspiration is all around me. From my husband to my boys.
What makes your store unique?
Brigadeiros are unique itself. Brazilian dessert with a LA twist. Double unique.
Do you take custom orders?
I do take custom orders all the time. For all types of events.
Where can I see more of your work and buy a gift?
Anything else to add?
I'm so happy and grateful with everyone who has tasted the brigadeiros and always returns for more. People that has never heard about them before falls in love. That's a incredible feeling to feel.