Apr 23, 2008

It’s All About the Sweets!

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes

After a few years of pondering whether to leave the field of law, I finally decided to listen to family and friends and tap into my creative side by starting an event planning company. Since I have always had a sweet tooth and love to come up with unique ways to bring the “wow factor” to a party through desserts, I am specializing in high-end dessert bars. After all, who doesn’t like desserts? Through word of mouth, the business is growing faster than I would have ever expected! This blog not only showcases some of my recent sweet tables, but is meant to inspire others to come up with sweet ideas as well! I hope you enjoy looking at the sweets!

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  • Miss Hot Cocoa

    I’m so excited to see all of these beautiful and delicious inspirations on your site. As a former lawyer myself, I’m totally thrilled for you.

  • Uncle Beefy

    Amy…I’m ruined! Found your site via Simple Lovely and am devastated! This is unreal beauty and attention to detail! You, my dear, are an inspiration and bound to be some big deal in the very near future! I bow humbly before you in every possible way imaginable! Sigh…..

  • jora

    I’m a recovering attorney too, trying to decide what next to do (after the babes are a bit bigger). Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • Not just a Mommy!

    I’m so excited that I found your site via HWTM blog. I’m having a dessert party on the 27th, with pink decor and your event pictures are so inspiring, I can’t wait to try out some of your ideas.

  • Diane

    Wow! You should have classes on baking and styling! Well, that is if you have time! Amazing photos!

  • Tree

    Wonderful dessert bars! I love all of them. Congrats to you.

  • Fifi Flowers

    I just found your site from Set Design Thinking… your cakes look amazing! I just posted about cakes today.. I wish I would’ve found you before… hmmmm… I may have to do another cake post soon… I will be back!
    Yummmmm to CAKES!

  • Chris

    I just found you, and I can not get enough!!! You haven’t blogged since April? Please come back! Show us more! 🙂

  • Melissa Rodriguez Photography

    Just found you via HWTM! So glad that you decided to pursue your talent because you ROCK at this! You’re photography is stunning as well. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  • Patricia

    Dear Amy,
    Law did not deserve you! I am in pillowed, sugar puff delight, pastel heaven! Your website and blog are breathtakingly beautiful and I hope you will do me the honour of letting me put a link on my blog to yours…all lovers of sugar and beauty should be privy to your visual delights. THANKS for the mid-afternoon float across dessert heaven…sincerely,

  • Andi

    Truly gorgeous, each and every piece. Too bad I am in San Francisco :-(. Best of luck, but looks like you do not need it.

  • jer

    I could look at your website all day…dreaming of candy! Thanks so much for sharing and the inspiration!

  • karyn

    Your work is amazing. My son and I browsed through every beautiful photo on your website. We both l-o-v-e candy. I am so happy to have found your site.

  • pinkstilettos

    Oh, How I wish I could start up a business such as this. I have a passion for this type of thing but where I live there really doesn’t seem to be a demand for it. I would love to hear about your journey of running your own business and the steps you took to get where you are. Have a nice day! Daisy~

  • Sara LeeAnn

    Lovely work, Amy. Congratulations and best wishes on your new venture!

  • Sarah

    Amy is a true artist. She creates transformative worlds with food and decoration that only someone with true inspiration could.

  • Oh Happy Blog!

    You’re something of a celebrity on the blog scene right now. Perhaps you’ll address your newly found fame and fans through this blog? We’d love to get a glimpse into your work, your inspiration, and your company. Hopefully you’re feeling the impact of your recent online-debut- looking forward to seeing more of you!

  • The Event Stylist

    Oh my god! Drop dead gorgeous! I love what you do. Congratulations! Your blessed to have such a family that encouraged you to do this! Well done and cant wait to see more

  • bmommy

    Your work really is impressive! Great job and best of luck for the future 🙂

  • snickerdoodle

    Your work is truly beautiful! I will be sharing about you in a post on my blog , I’d love to have a Halloween photo to use…

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    Johnny Love

  • Lauren Harris Photography

    Amy, I was so delighted to find your site. Your designs are so inspiring & just fabulous. I am getting married in September 2009 & wish so badly that I could find someone like yourself in MI to design me a delicious table. I love your ideas. I have sent your link out to everyone that i know. I wish you the best.

    Lauren Harris

  • The Underground Cupcake

    I am love with your work. I too am thinking of starting a career in event planning, and I love the fact that you bring the WOW factor to the table. You’re very inspiring.

  • Love your site, very inspiring and dreamy to look at. Wish you would blog and show us a peek into your professional life see how you create etc.

  • jacki_onegoodie

    Your website and creations are beautiful. I too am a former lawyer who turned to my creative side. I wish you all the best and look forward to following your blog.

  • RestuPhotography.com


    Your dessert table is so divine. You are a genius.

  • RestuPhotography.com


    Your dessert table is so divine. You are a genius.

  • Sofie

    Wow, your work is absolutley amazing. I will have a close look at your portfolio while making this years christmascandy.

  • Kate

    You owe your public more blogging! Please!!

  • Nevis

    You should update more often! 🙂

  • bvents

    I really like your work, you should write more often.

  • {this is glamorous}

    Such an inspiration! How lovely to pursue what you love and to do it so well — adore your beautiful creations.

  • Last Forty Percent

    Your attention to detail is stunning!
    – bri

  • Amanda Diamondstein-Cieplinska

    I just love Amy Atlas’ dessert tables! They are gorgeous. Take a look at my review for them on my wedding blog below:


  • Michelle

    I recently stumbled upon your blog through Cannelle et Vanille, and I am so smitten with your creations! Your incredible attention to detail and flawless designs swept me off my feet!

    I was just curious, how long ago did you create your event company? Did it take long to get it up and running? As an aspiring event planner, I'd love a peek into the process!

  • Anonymous

    You've made the right choice- You are amazing and inspiring! Thank you for being you and living your dream!! Suzy

  • Khalifah

    I am in awe of your work! I hope I hope to one day step out on a limb and pursue something I am passionate about. I stumbled upon your blog, and now I'm hooked!