Apr 26, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas – Gearing up for Icing Smiles/Ronald McDonald House Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes, Kids

I know I talked about the table we are creating for the Ronald McDonald House in conjunction with Icing Smiles and The Pinwheel Project. We stopped by The Ronald McDonald House on Thursday and we were so touched by the families. The kids and parents are so strong, and I couldn’t help but think what it is like to be in those shoes since there were kids there my kids age.  It was very hard to keep myself composed.  As I have mentioned in past posts, cancer is an ugly disease at any age, but with children, it just seems so wrong.  Creating a dessert table for these kids and families is the least that we can do, but it is our hope that it will let the kids and families forget about the harsh realities they have to face, if just for a moment.  I wanted to give you guys a little glimpse of the inspiration for the table that we are creating.

We chose the color palette above to start with since we definitely have “Spring Fever” and the color palette just makes people happy.

All kids love Candy Buttons and it seemed like the perfect theme for the table given the palette.  To tie in the circles from the candy buttons, we are bringing circular patterns to many elements of the design.  Below, you can see a first sketch of the amazing cake that Kate from Cake Power is making for the event.  Kate and I have changed the design a little, but you can get the idea.  Scroll down to see all of the inspiration and contributors.

We have truly been touched by all of the vendors that reached out to us to volunteer to help us.

Jennifer of Bella Grey Designs created adorable tags for all of the desserts on the table.

Candy Warehouse donated a plethora of candy in Spring colors like candy necklaces and pastel nuggets.

Melissa, of Baked by Melissa, is donating some YUMMY cupcakes.  See below.

5th Avenue Chocolatiere is donating White Chocolate covered pretzels, Patti Paige is donating pastel cookies, Sonia from Cakes and Goodies is donating macarons like the ones below and NY Cake Pops is donating pastel cake pops.

We want to thank all of the amazing people who are contributing either product or their time for this event.  We will share pictures from the event next week.

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  • How lovely! Spring + pastel… yum! And I love the cake sketch! I love seeing cake sketches.

  • What an amazing thing you are doing and for truly amazing people. I can’t wait to see what you do.

  • Simply Beautiful!

  • So glad you are working with such a worthy cause. One of my designer’s spent a long time in a Ronald MacDonald house in London last year whilst his very ill daughter recovered from a serious operation. What these families go through is unthinkable and any chink of support makes such a difference.

    Love those macaroons too! They look just beautiful

    Fiona

    ps. You can find Rob’s story here… http://blog.flourishstudios.co.uk/robs-tough-little-girl/

  • melissa

    What an amazing thing you guys are doing. Can’t wait to see the pictures.

  • Amy Amison

    I just love the creative & adorable tags for all the desserts! BellaGrey has
    exciting and creative ideas!

  • Hi Amy, interesting we have many common interest, Im working here in Puerto Rico with Ronald McDonald House too!!! for a birthday for one special and Lovely boy!!! Congratulations and excellent job as always!!!

  • This party is going to be amazing! You are bringing joy to so many people in need of a little diversion.

  • Nina

    You did a great thing, Amy!

  • Amy, allow me to say you are generous and lovely for doing this. I am so happy to have the opportunity to once again be reading your blog religiously! You are an inspiration; thank you for sharing your talents. LL

  • Happy Mother’s Day to all the loving moms in the world! Tomorrow is Mothering Sunday here in the United States and I know that eventhough it is celebrated on a different dates depending on where you are, I still wish to greet all our mothers on this special day!