Archive for: September, 2010

September 30, 2010

Amy Atlas Halloween Collection for Cocodot!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds, Kids
Be sure to scroll down for major giveaway treat! Scroll down for a peek and link to the whole collection! I’m thrilled to share with you an exclusive line that I am launching with Cocodot!  You may remember me talking about Cocodot this summer when they launched a Lilly Pulitzer line and more recently, a DKNY line for fashion week.  Now I’ve partnered with Cocodot for a Halloween collection.  Since Halloween is my favorite holiday…
September 30, 2010

New Halloween Ticings Edible Sheets + Giveaway

Remember when I first introduced Ticings, the company with edible icing sheets, last year here?  Well, today Ticings is launching a fun Halloween collection just in time for Halloween planning and they shared it with us first.  I adore these new cobweb, owl, “bite me” and “boo” designs. These are perfect for the at-home baker who is a little intimidated to experiment with Halloween decorating.  But don’t think these are just for novice bakers, I…
September 28, 2010

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Yes, I know Halloween is still a month away, but I’m a sweets and styling gal, so I get pretty excited about Halloween!   I’m working on some Halloween projects and stumbled upon these no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas.  Truthfully, pumpkin carving was never one of my favorite holiday activities.  Yes, I admitted it.  I tackle pumpkin carving every year with my sons and even do a kid’s version with their kid-friendly carving kit, but I start…
September 27, 2010

Ikea’s Brilliant Styling + Baking Book

I’m sure many of you have seen these incredible images from Ikea’s new baking book, Homemade is Best, but the images by Carl Kleiner and styling by Evalina Bratell are too brilliant not to post.   I saw Smitten Kitchen’s tweet about it and have been drooling ever since.  I love out-of-the-box styling ideas and this clever way of showcasing a recipe’s ingredients is nothing short of genius.  The deconstructed recipes make me want to…
September 24, 2010

Vases for Halloween from Urban Butik

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
While at the gift show last month, I saw some beautiful vessels from Urban Butik.  I think these Omaggio orange striped vases are beautiful and are perfect for Halloween.  They also come in black and white stripes in a whole host of sizes here.  Fill these vases up with mums or lilies for a fun Halloween centerpiece.  Check out other great products on the Urban Butik website here.  I hope you are all getting into…
September 23, 2010

Pink-O-Ween! Guest Dessert Feature

Scroll down for fun Halloween news from us!It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is around the corner already.  We’ve been getting some cute Halloween submissions and I love this glammed up PINK Halloween dessert table from Courtney of Pizzazzerie. I’m always a believer of surprising your guests with an unexpected color palette.  I think this is especially fun for holidays when your guests will expect to see the traditional color palette.  Courtney added a…
September 22, 2010

Camp Out Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Recipes
It’s starting to get cooler in NYC and it is the last opportunity here to go on a camp out before it gets too cold.  Jeannie of Cakes by Jeannie sent over these pictures of her family reunion camp out held in Washington State Park, Missouri and I’m just loving all of the details.  Jeannie and her parents, six siblings {and now their 15 kids!} spent a weekend at their cabin enjoying nature and plenty…
September 20, 2010

Being Content

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy
I’ve had some time off with the Jewish holidays and it has given me an opportunity to reflect (no, I was not on the beach in the above picture, although it does look pretty dreamy).  I was away from the computer, blackberry, iphone, texting, etc. for a few days and it allowed me to actually enjoy my time off from work.  This is not so easy for me. I’ve always had enormous drive.  Actually, my…
September 16, 2010

Shopping for Dessert Platters with The New York Times

It’s definitely a pinch-me-moment kind of day.  Unless there are styling tips included in the article, I normally don’t bore you all with my press.  But indulge me for today, because I’m a little over the moon to be featured in The New York Times today. I shopped around town with the New York Times a few weeks ago and picked out some of my favorite vessels for dessert entertaining.  We trekked around New York…
September 15, 2010

Back to School – Our Bake Sale Ideas for Parents Magazine

Rock the Bake Sale, From the October 2010 issue of Parents® magazine, by Karen Cicero. Photography by Monica Buck.  Prop and Food Styling by Amy Atlas.REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM PARENTS® MAGAZINE.  © 2010 MEREDITH CORPORATION.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  If you are re-printing this article, you must have permission from Parents Magazine. I’m here today with our back-to-school bake sale ideas we created for Parents Magazine.  If you were here yesterday, then you were…
September 14, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Parents Magazine Shoot

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes, Kids
It’s back to school week for most kids {including mine} in the US this week and I have a special back to school treat for you. Remember a few months back when I shared some behind-the-scenes of baking, propping, and our vlog at a magazine shoot?  Well I’m back today to tell you what it was all for and give some more behind-the-scenes.  Parents Magazine called on us to style a “How to Rock a…
September 13, 2010

Guest Dessert Feature – Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I’m back with Part II of the guest dessert feature from Jeanna Hayes and Suzanne of SHE PAPERIE + Design Boutique. If you missed Part I, you should definitely stop by here {it will be worth the click!}  Above is the Sugar And Spice Sweets Station they created for the shoot and it is nothing short of spectacular.  These pictures just make me happy.  The dessert bar was set against a backdrop of vintage-like fabrics…
September 13, 2010

Guest Dessert Feature – Part I

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Jeanna Hayes, a photographer from Las Vegas, sent in these drool-worthy images of a photography workshop that she hosted for other photographers to hone their skills.  Jeanna worked with Suzanne of SHE PAPERIE + design boutique to create a stylized “Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice” shoot so the photographers would have mounds of eye candy to shoot. I think any photographer would be a kid in a candy store if they had a chance…
September 08, 2010

Bakerella Cake Pops Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Hello my baking friends…I’ve been taking some time off relaxing with family and am going to take a few more days since we’re heading into the Rosh Hashanah holidays. In the meantime, I thought I’d leave you with a really sweet giveaway.  My blogging friend Bakerella just came out with her highly anticipated cake pops book.  Yes, you know who I am talking about.  Bakerella started the cake pop frenzy and there will be an…
September 07, 2010

Back-to-School Goody Bags

It’s back-to-school week for many kids across the country in the US and I’ll be sharing some great back-to-school baking and crafting ideas that we created for a magazine this week.  In the meantime, here is a fun and easy crafty diy project that you can do with your kids, nieces, nephews, etc.  These are colored paper sacks that are simply stamped with school stamps that we found here.  Simply fold over the bags, hole…
September 03, 2010

Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Linda of Holy Sweet from Sweden sent over these beautiful pictures of a dessert bar she created at a wedding exhibition called “Sommaralongen” at the Ulriksdals Slottsträdgårdar.  Linda was a guest feature on Sweet Designs once before here.  Linda is one of the first in Sweden to start a dessert table business and was inspired by our work to do so.  I love the clean and tailored aesthetic of this dessert table and the bold…
September 02, 2010

Vlog # 6: Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events – Getting Ready for Nautical Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Videos
Vlog # 6: Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events: Getting Ready for Nautical Event from Amy Atlas on Vimeo. I’m back with another behind-the-scenes vlog at Amy Atlas Events. I gave you a peek at our nautical event here, and now you can see a little action before the event on our most recent vlog.  Click above and come join us on our latest adventure!…
September 01, 2010

Hitched!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Have you all heard about Hitched?  If not, you should definitely check it out.  Hitched is a curated wedding event hosted by Bash, Please and Urbanic Paper on September 23rd at the Smog Shoppe in Los Angeles.  Let me tell you…if you are a bride (or groom) and you like a good party, this is the place to go.  Cause these gals know how to throw a party.  There will be lots of talented peeps…