Archive for: September, 2009

September 30, 2009

Think Pink!

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
We’re thinking pink today at Amy Atlas Events. We’re working on a special project that has a lot of pink in it, including these fabulous white chocolate (tinted pink, of course!) cupcake holders. It couldn’t be a better time to be thinking pink. Tomorrow marks the first day of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since pink is the color used to express support for people who are diagnosed with Breast Cancer, we…
September 29, 2009

New Genealogy Charts by Melangerie

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Ever go to a wedding and scour the crowd to figure out who is related to the bride and groom? I know I have! Elana from Melangerie, a Brooklyn-based design consultancy, sent me her latest genius genealogy chart, and it is the perfect solution for getting the scoop on the guests at a wedding. Melangerie’s well known genealogy charts detail the relationships of the bride and groom to all of their wedding guests. Great for…
September 28, 2009

Witch Hat Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
In my earlier post, I mentioned that I would share the recipe and the DIY steps for the witch hat recipe that we created. The recipe consists of just cake, pudding, an ice cream cone and sprinkles – how easy is that for a Halloween recipe? The steps are below. Enjoy! IngredientsSquare or horizontal cake – it can be any flavor and can be store-bought or homemade, cut in 1/2 horizontally1 box of pistachio Jello…
September 28, 2009

Witch Hat Dessert Project

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
In preparation for Halloween, we’ve been testing some easy and fun Halloween recipes at Amy Atlas Events. This recipe is a chocolate cone filled with chocolate cake and pistachio pudding. It is super easy to make and is the perfect spooky treat for Halloween entertaining. Check back later for the recipe so you can diy at home!…
September 25, 2009

Flower Pins by Linda and Harriet

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
I’ve been a fan of Linda and Harriet custom letterpress invitations for some time, but I recently discovered their charming flower pins and I adore them! Not only can you wear these flower pins should you be sporting a Carrie Bradshaw look, but you can also use them for wrapping gifts, creating garlands, embellishing cakes…the possibilities are really endless. I’ll be ordering these soon for decorating a shower…the client loves flowers and these will add…
September 24, 2009

DIY Project – Papier Mache Planets

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
In my last post about my son’s space birthday party, I mentioned that Linda Facci of Facci Designs would be joining us here to share DIY tips on how to make papier mache. Linda created the papier mache planets for Zach’s party. Linda is an incredibly gifted artist. She was the design director for InStyle magazine for many years, and now owns her own graphic design boutique in NYC. She also happens to be a…
September 24, 2009

1, 2, 3…Blast Off!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Last week was my son Zachary’s birthday and we threw him a birthday party that was out of this world! It was a small party, with just his pals from school, and all the kids had a blast! The party was at the Craft Studio (they were amazing, btw!), an adorable kid’s birthday venue in Manhattan. His small table (I didn’t want to go crazy, after all…he is only 5!) came with a space cake,…
September 23, 2009

DIY Project – Acorn Garland Template

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
My last post included the recipe for cinnamon pistachio meringues from our Faux Bois post. Here is the acorn template from that autumn-inspired story for a fun, diy project for the fall. Simply print the template out, cut out the acorn garland, and hang! Enjoy!…
September 23, 2009

Cinnamon Pistachio Meringue Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
I promised in yesterday’s post that I would provide the cinnamon pistachio meringue recipe from the faux-bois story. I can honestly say that these are the best meringues I have ever had. Let me just be clear, I have tasted a LOT of meringues! The recipe is really easy to follow with few ingredients and little preparation so even the novice baker will not be intimidated. If you need a simple recipe for baking and…
September 22, 2009

Happy Fall – Faux-Bois Fun!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
I posted last week about a project that we were working on at Amy Atlas Events. Since today is the first day of fall, we decided to create a fall-inspired dessert story to kick off the new season. A faux-bois pattern and acorns were the inspiration for the story. We created a lovely faux-bois paper for the backdrop as well as a custom acorn garland to drape over the backdrop. We’ll provide a template for…
September 21, 2009

Coordinate Your Bar!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
One of the things I love doing is bringing the design of my dessert table to the bar. Often I take custom paper that I use for the dessert table and create custom bartender trays. I’ve been a fan of Dabney Lee’s gorgeous lucite tray collection for some time now. I recently saw that Dabney has added ice buckets to her collection. You can view all of her lovely designs here. Not only are her…
September 18, 2009

Baking and Sketching Away…

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
The kitchen is busy today at Amy Atlas Events. Our pastry chef intern, Najin, is whipping up some fluffy meringues and making other wonderful goodies in our kitchen. Our graphic designer intern, Sara, is sketching and creating unique signage elements for a fun project that we are working on. Here are some images of AAE at work! Najin at work…Sara at work…We’ll reveal the details of our project next week!…
September 18, 2009

Honey-Glazed Beehive Cake

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. On Rosh Hashana, one of the many traditions is to dip apples and round challah in honey as we ask for a sweet New Year. Honey is used for many desserts during Rosh Hashana and I have been eyeing this Martha Stewart honey-glazed beehive cake for some time now. I am going to attempt to make this today for my family. This…
September 15, 2009

Lollidolls from Lollipop Workshop

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
While I was tweeting yesterday, I saw that Bakerella received an adorable gift from Lollipop Workshop. It was a custom lollidoll for Bakerella with an Amy Atlas Events-inspired dessert table. How sweet is that! These unique lollidolls make great cake toppers and can be found on Lollipop Workshop’s Etsy site here. Check out Bakerella’s post here to to see more pictures of these charming lollidolls.…
September 14, 2009

Football Season Starts!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Since football season has officially begun, I thought I would share some pictures of a football cake and cupcakes that I had Jill Adams of the Cake Studio create for a football-themed party for one of my clients. This Giants duffle bag was 100% cake and included adorable sugar football baby cleats (the party was for a baby!) Not only was the cake the talk of the party, but it was also delicious! Jill is…
September 11, 2009

Celebrate Magazine Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Can you believe that Halloween is right around the corner? I can’t! But the air is starting to feel crisp and leaves are starting to turn in New York City so before you know it our favorite spooky holiday will be here! Celebrate Magazine just featured our Halloween dessert table in their Halloween issue. There are so many wonderful Halloween ideas in this issue so pick up a copy at your local Michaels or Target…
September 10, 2009

Town & Country Magazine Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
If you followed my post from a few weeks ago, then you know that I recently worked on a photo shoot for Town and Country Magazine for their January 2010 issue. They were kind enough to feature me in their Fall 2009 issue, too! Above is the article. Thanks to the fab folks at Town and Country Magazine!…
September 10, 2009

Fashion Week – Missoni-Inspired Dessert Table for InStyle Weddings!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Since today marks the first day of fashion week in New York, I thought it would be an appropriate time to share another fashionable dessert table that we created for InStyle Weddings. I’m a self-confessed fashion addict and love to infuse fashion into event details to make event decor look chic. A few months ago, the editors over at Dawn Giarrizzo and stylist Mai Tran. The signage details were from the very talented Melangerie. Does…
September 09, 2009

Back to School

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
My older son is starting Kindergarten tomorrow and to say that I am emotional would be an understatement. It seems like just yesterday that we welcomed him into the world, and now he is a confident, smart and sweet boy. We walked by his school today and he said to me “Mom, you don’t have to walk me in tomorrow, the teacher can do that.” Needless to say, there will be many tears tomorrow! As…