Archive for: January, 2010

January 29, 2010

Ready for Takeoff!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
We have a super busy day getting ready for parties and I don’t have time to do a long post, but I thought I would share some pictures of the party I did for my very own ‘lil boy’s birthday yesterday. I worked with Melangerie for the paperie details. My son has an infatuation with planes right now so we did a “ready for takeoff” party. I need to “take off” now to take care…
January 28, 2010

Not Your Average Hanky…

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I’m so sorry that I have not blogged for the last two days. Both work and life have been exceptionally busy (will fill you in those deets soon!) I see that you all have been busy, too! With over 600 contestants in the last couple of days, everyone is really excited about the Rosanna giveaway that we are offering with Rosanna, Inc. Well the good news is that we’ve had lots of great vendors who…
January 25, 2010

Rosanna Decor Bon Bon Cake Stand Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
I am so excited to tell you that I have a giveaway for you today from Rosanna, Inc ! I recently used Rosanna’s beautiful tableware for a magazine shoot and I fell in LOVE with their new Decor Bon Bon collection. I really adore their footed square cake stand and that is what we are giving away today! Here is a picture…isn’t it darling?Rosanna’s new victorian-inspired collection is perfect for dessert, breakfast/brunch, or any…
January 22, 2010

Spiked Sweets for Superbowl

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
Spiked sweets are definitely becoming a trend, especially with Superbowl season just around the corner. This chocolate beer cupcake with salted caramel icing {yum!} would be great to serve to your Superbowl guests. These cupcakes are from Brooklyn Kitchen {via the Kitchn}. I’ve included the recipe below! Looking for more spiked sweet recipes? Try the amazing David Lebovitz’s guinness milk chocolate ice cream, these chocolate whiskey and beer cupcakes, or modify a Bacardi rum cake…
January 21, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I get a lot of emails from aspiring dessert table designers with pictures of their creations. This is the second one that I am posting from Sharnel Dollar of My Life My Loves from Brisbane, Australia. She created a pinwheel-inspired dessert table for her young son’s birthday party and it is just too lovely not to share! I love the use of the wooden crate boxes, the play on the pinwheel theme, and the color…
January 20, 2010

Town and Country Magazine Jewelry Story

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Remember when I shared the sneak peek into the Town & Country Magazine shoot? Well, the issue just hit the newsstands and below are the images of the glamorous jewelry/candy spread. The story was about “sugar coating your wedding look with delicious jewels” and the confections that we procured were a wonderful canvas for some of the most exquisite jewels I’ve ever seen. Jewels from Graff, De Beers, Harry Winston, and many more were placed…
January 19, 2010

Venues

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
Last week was filled with special projects like this and this, but our days this week are filled with client meetings, site visits, and planning parties! One of the places we’ll be visiting today is the Metropolitan Club, an ideal venue for a special event due to its ornate architectural design and proximity to the Central Park! We’d love to hear from you about where you held your special event (wedding, shower, birthday, or whatever!)…
January 16, 2010

More Behind the Scenes Photos from Brides Magazine Shoot

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Yesterday was the last day of a three day shoot for Brides Magazine. We created some fabulous edible spreads and I can’t wait until the spring so you can see the dessert bars in print! Brides Magazine brought in Andrew McCaul and his team to capture everything. Not only does Andrew have a wonderful eye for capturing stills and food, but his calm demeanor and fun personality made it a pleasure to work with him…
January 14, 2010

Behind the Scenes in Studio on Brides Magazine Shoot

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
I know I mentioned yesterday that we are working on a shoot for a magazine. Well here are some behind the scenes photos of day one of a three day shoot. We’re working with the fabulous Donna Ferrari, the Gift Registry and Entertaining Director at Brides Magazine. Brides Magazine is doing a feature of our dessert tables in their spring issue. Stay tuned because these spreads of edible confections are going to be fabulous! I’ll…
January 13, 2010

Behind the Scenes – Magazine Shoot Prep

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
It is another photo shoot day for us at Amy Atlas. We are putting together three dessert tables for an upcoming magazine spread. Above is a picture of my staff crafting away in preparation for the shoot. I’m off to the studio and can’t post about much right now, but I will be back to fill you in with some behind-the-scenes photographs!…
January 12, 2010

Behind the Scenes – Getting Ready for TV Segment and Magazine Shoot

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
We are super busy getting ready for a three day magazine shoot and a tv segment this week. We’re putting together four dessert bars this week and by the end of day yesterday, my head was spinning out of control with all the details that go into planning our tables. We did some of the prep work in my home and my kids were so excited to see candy everywhere in my home and be…
January 11, 2010

La Maison du Chocolat

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Last week, I mentioned in my post that I would reveal my fave macarons in New York. Well, here it is… La Maison du Chocolat. I’ve tried my share of macarons and La Maison’s are simply irresistible. I stopped in their Upper East side location this weekend and met with my friend Michael, who manages the La Maison cafe. Not only did I get to nibble on their amazing macaron, florentin, and nougat bouchee, but…
January 07, 2010

Inspiration for Upcoming Project with Wiley Valentine

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
Okay, we’re off to a better start today than yesterday , and one of the reasons is that luckily we are FINALLY working with the amazingly talented ladies at Wiley Valentine. Wiley Valentine has mastered the art of creating beautiful designs on letterpress stationery. Their designs are fresh and fun, yet still romantic and effortlessly chic. I am always inspired by their great use of colors and unexpected patterns. They create custom stationery as well…
January 06, 2010

Umbrella Prints

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We’re working with Kate Sullivan on a big project next week {more on that to come, she’s amazing!} and she introduced me to Umbrella Prints. I had seen their fabric before, but had never been to their site. On a day where everything seems to be going wrong {and it is one of those days}, this picture just make me happy! Check out their site filled with “eye candy” fabrics, which you can cleverly use…
January 05, 2010

Macarons!

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I’m slightly obsessed with macarons right now. What am I saying…I am ALWAYS obsessed with macarons. This traditional french pastry is light, fruity, chewy, and one of my favorite confections. I’m working on a tv segment next week and am incorporating a fun diy project with macarons. There are lots of things you can do with macarons. I’ll share the behind-the-scenes diy tips on what I will be making as we get closer to the…
January 04, 2010

2010 Parties are Here!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Welcome 2010! It is my first blog post for 2010 and I am excited about lots of parties that are coming up in 2010. We are meeting with one of our clients this week for a girl’s Bat Mitzvah. I can’t give away too many of the details we are working on, but I will tell you that we are coordinating a zebra pattern with a citrus color palette – FUN! I found a fun…