Archive for: August, 2010

August 31, 2010

Jewelry Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Finally, the fifth and last guest feature of the day…Melissa and Kellie of Icing Designs sent over this fanciful dessert bar that they created for a Stella and Dot jewelry party.  I’m a girly-girl gal who loves both jewelry and desserts so this jewelry dessert combo is pure bliss for me.  This reminds me a little bit of the jewelry dessert feature I worked on for Town and Country Magazine.  I’m smitten with how those…
August 31, 2010

Airplane Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Wow, there have been some great features up today, right?  This kid-friendly dessert feature from Jordan of Polka Dot Prints in Australia is another adorable take on a fly away party.  Jordan said she was inspired by my own son’s birthday party here.  I adore the white chocolate cloud “fly” lollipop sticks, the airplane cake {notice – simple waffle cones and m & m’s are used to decorate the cake}, the milk cartons, and the…
August 31, 2010

Damask Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
This elegant guest feature is from Sandra of Sandra Downie Events.  Sandra emailed me to tell me that she was inspired by our work when she created this beautiful black, white and green damask dessert bar for a recent wedding. What I really love about this table is the bold color palette.  The lime and chartreuse against the black and white damask makes a big statement.  I also love the damask curtains, which anchor the…
August 31, 2010

Floral Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I’m up to the second guest feature of the day.  This drop dead gorgeous display is from Allyson and Sarah of Bobbette and Belle from Canada.  Bobbette and Belle first came on my radar last year when the owners Allyson and Sarah sent me pictures of their gorgeous macaron towers.  This display was created for a fundraiser for the NICU and the Avery Goldman Fund at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.  This stunning home provided…
August 31, 2010

Travel Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Today is another guest feature marathon with exclusive  guest features today, folks!  Today’s guest features are so beautiful and I have to say I feel pretty honored and humbled that all of the guest feature peeps have told us their businesses were inspired by our work.  The first one up today is Jennifer and Marie of Sweets Indeed, who sent over a vintage “travel with me” inspired dessert bar that will make you want to…
August 30, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Prepping for Nautical Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I’m back with another behind the scenes at Amy Atlas Events.  If you saw our posts here and here, then you know we have been working on a nautical-inspired dessert table for a special client.  This event took place at the American Yacht Club in Rye, NY.  It could not have been a more beautiful weekend for an event.  The idyllic view of the Long Island Sound filled with yachts set the tone for this…
August 26, 2010

Circus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
How cute is this circus guest dessert table created by Leanne of Mrs. A in the Cove blog from Australia?  I get a lot of circus submissions, but this one was executed beautifully.  I love the circus tent cupcakes, the mini doughnuts, and the small jars of strawberry milk.  Leanne did a few things right here.  First, she created a nice balance of varying heights on her table.  She also left area on the table…
August 25, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Peek into Upcoming Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We’re busy bees at Amy Atlas Events, but I thought I’d share with you a behind the scenes sneak peek of what we’re working on.  We’re crafting away and creating a lot of fun items for a party this weekend.  I also brought in some talented folks to create some items for the event.  Above is a picture of the staff at Baked Ideas creating some specialty fondant pieces for us (excuse the poor phone…
August 23, 2010

Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Naomi from Hello Naomi in Australia sent over exclusive pictures of her most recent work. If you missed it a few weeks ago, I featured Naomi’s gorgeous cakes and cookies a few weeks ago here. This time, Naomi created a chic super hero party for a little boy. Yes, that is an oxymoron but if there ever were a chic superhero party, this is it!  Executing a superhero party without it looking too commercial is…
August 23, 2010

Colorful Circus Elephant Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
It is rainy in NYC today so I thought I’d share a colorful party that will lift up anyone’s gloomy mood. Kelly of the The Well Heeled Hostess recently sent over pictures of this adorable kids elephant circus party that she created for a set of 4 year old twins. The twins love the circus so Kelly created a colorful elephant parade candy table. I think any kid would have wanted a ticket to this…
August 20, 2010

Vessel Roundup from the Gift Show – Part I

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I was at the gift show this week and had a chance to scope out some new vessels from some of my favorite vendors. For my first roundup, I’m including a mix of both traditional and modern vessels. These vessels would be great hostess gifts or would be a welcome addition to any tabletop or dessert table. Be sure to check out all of the sites as all of these sites have fantastic tabletop items.…
August 18, 2010

Sweet Guest Dessert Feature from Elizabeth Messina

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
My dear friend and famed photographer Elizabeth Messina of Kiss the Groom and Elizabeth Messina shared with me these precious photos of her daughter Mykela’s birthday.  Elizabeth emailed me when she figuring out what to bake and told me she was wondering what I would do. Well, goodness, Elizabeth did not need my help at all!   Besides Elizabeth’s incredible photography and gorgeous styling, those desserts look just incredibly, well…sweet.  Sifting through all of Elizabeth’s photos…
August 18, 2010

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Kori of Paper and Pigtails sent over this adorable Lilly Pulitzer-inspired dessert table that she created for her daughter’s 3rd birthday. Isn’t it lovely? Lilly often incorporates turtles into her summery designs and Kori did a great job bringing in all of the tortoise details.  I think this party would make any little girl crawl out of her shell!  With only a few more weeks of summer in the states, this makes me want to…
August 17, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We’re swamped today, but I thought I’d show you a little sneak peek of our day yesterday.  Yesterday was a BUSY day at Amy Atlas Events {who’s kidding…when is it not?}.  First, we had a fun day propping for a special project we worked on.  More to come on that in a few weeks. Then we headed over to the New York Gift Show and I had a chance to meet with some of my…
August 16, 2010

Hello Hanna Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
We’re busy propping around NYC today for a special project, but I thought I’d leave you with a fun giveaway. Hello Hanna has graciously offered her beautiful sweet stands and her new wishing tree for one of our readers. Aren’t they darling? You can use them for both formal or informal occasions. All you need to do is submit in the comment area how you would use the wishing tree and the sweet stands. The…
August 14, 2010

Polka Dot Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I’m finally back for the last guest dessert feature of the day. This one comes from Leoni of Just Call Me Martha in Australia. Leoni is not a professional baker or party planner but managed to create this great display from scratch with the help of her 4 daughters after planning it for several months!  The dessert bar was for her eldest daughter’s 10th birthday.  This polka dot sweets spread included a 2 tier caramel…
August 13, 2010

Luau Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Glory of Glorious Treats sent over pictures of this Luau sweets spread that she created for a friend.  Keeping with the hospitable Hawaiian spirit, Glory created a table with a very inviting color palette.  Glory included adorable pineapple {a symbol for hospitality}, hibiscus {Glory posted the recipe here}, and aloha cookies.  Glory also baked off some pina colada cupcakes {recipe here} and Hawaiian snowballs.  I love the use of the tiger lillies and banana leaves…
August 13, 2010

Ballerina Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Tati of Construindolacos in Brazil sent over this sweet Ballerina dessert favor bar that she created for her daughter. I’ve wanted to feature a dessert bar from Brazil for a while now. I get the most fan emails from Brazil and wanted to show a little love back! When I saw Tati’s table, I thought it would be a perfect one to represent her country. What I love so much about this table is the…
August 13, 2010

Summery Green Guest Dessert Bar Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
Susana of Citrus and Orange in Portugal sent over these gorgeous photos of her first dessert bar. I’m so glad that our trend has made its way to Portugal! Susana created this eye candy for her daughter Carlota’s birthday.  Susana told us she was inspired by our work for her first stab at a dessert bar.  I love that beautiful cake with button details {made by Francisca of Cupcake} in Portugal, the green milkglass stands,…
August 13, 2010

Pink and Red Baby Shower

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I’m back with another marathon of guest features today.  Michelle of Avery and Augustine sent me pictures of this adorable pink and red Olivia baby shower.  I love the paper flowers made using this craft template kit, the ric rac ribbon detail, and the hot chocolate on a stick favors {genius – save this for the winter!}.  You can find the hot chocolate on a stick recipe here.  Great job, Michelle! Next up…a guest dessert…