Archive for: February, 2012

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February 29, 2012

Proud as a Peacock Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Last year we showed you how we are “Passionate for Peacock”.  When this table from Joanne of Oh Goodie Designs came our way, it reminded us why. Joanne styled this party for her creative assistant’s daughter’s birthday party. The bright colors are playful, yet could easily be used for an adult soiree as well. Joanne used an antique door that had legs added as her dessert table. Sweet treats included that beautiful cake, peacock sugar…

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February 29, 2012

Cake Stand Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag

Happy Leap Day everyone! Since this day comes only once every four years, we wanted to do something special for you guys. I think you all know how much I love to create new vessels from items that I have around my warehouse. I’ve created lots of cake stands by gluing items together {i.e. cake stands by attaching candlesticks to plates}. Tori from The Daily Grommet sent us this Fusionbrands serveitup stand and we think…

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February 28, 2012

Spring Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Yesterday it was over 50 degrees in NYC. With the unseasonably warm weather, we thought it was fitting to share this springtime submission from Jessica of Prop Shop Boutique. Jessica created the party for her 6 year old. Soft pastel hues, beautiful flowers, and scalloped vessels gave this table a feminine feel. We love the party hats! Sweet treats included bunny cookies, fudge and an array of candy. This table is perfect for an Easter…

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February 28, 2012

Pink & Green Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This pretty table was styled by Renee from Lola and Co. Styling. She created the party for a little girl’s first birthday. Inspired by an invitation from Lorallee Lewis, Renee used a pink and green palette. Scalloped name tags and doilies gave this table a very feminine touch, while rose paper rosette fans brought the focal point up and gave the palette a little punch. An old doll house that Renee found was used to…

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February 28, 2012

Top Student Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This table came to us from Sandra and Yassmine of 3′s A Party. This ABC/123 school-themed party was created for Sandra’s nephew’s birthday. Sandra found great props including an old school bench, school bells and an old historical book dating back to the 1800′s. Guests were offered a lunch consisting of chicken sandwiches, yogurt, cheese & crackers and apples. Sweet treats included apple cake pops, chalkboard cupcakes, pencil and crayon sugar cookies and that fantastic…

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February 27, 2012

Garden Masquerade Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

How pretty is this party that was sent to us by Linda from Treats Chocolates? She styled this masquerade garden party for her daughter’s 7th birthday party. Set outside, the party had a feminine, woodland feel. Sweet treats included cake pops, fudge, cookies, candy, and rosewater lime cordials all in the hues of hot pink, lime and aqua. Guests were asked to write a message for the birthday girl on the Memory Tree. Guests also…

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February 27, 2012

Bunny Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This submission was sent to us by one of our readers, Jill. Jill created a this pastel blue party for her daughter’s birthday. Since bunnies were part of the design, we thought it would be great for an Easter party.  We love the simplicity of the white poms on the back of the chairs to represent bunny tails. In addition to the ombre rose cake, Jill served French desserts like napoleans, profiteroles, pale blue bon…

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February 24, 2012

Pattern Study: Iconically Ikat

If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a sucker for an Ikat print.  So today we’re studying the ethnic Ikat print from our pattern glossary board.  I have the impressionist print in lots of bold colors nestled in my home, like my Louis XVI armchair above.  Bright coral and hot pink Ikat prints from one of my favorite fabric shops… adorn custom benches in my home as well. The print screams resort and

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February 24, 2012

Oscar Ready “Walk of Fame” Brownies {Peek from My Book}

Today marks the two month countdown for my book release.  Yay!   Now that we’re FINALLY at the two month mark {thanks for being patient}, I’m going to start to share peeks of the interior of the book.  First I’ll show recipes and crafts and as we’re closer to pub date I’ll share little peeks of the gorgeous spreads.  Today I’m starting with a recipe.
With the Academy Awards only two days away, I thought it…

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February 23, 2012

Fabulously Fifty: Tea Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

Earlier today, we showed you the dessert table and cheese table from the party that was styled by Belinda of Styled By Belle. The last table that we are featuring was the final station of the day. At the end of the party, guests were invited to enjoy a teatime. The tea and coffee table offered a selection of teas and coffees served in a beautiful potpourri of vintage teacups. Personalized tea bags, pink heart…

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February 23, 2012

Fabulously Fifty: Cheese Table Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This morning, we showed you this fabulous dessert table from the pink & gold 50th birthday party that was sent to us by Belinda from Styled By Belle. Belinda’s party had many stations and we’re back to show you the cheese station. Belinda upped the ante with her savory and creamy take on the dessert bar. This fromage feast featured an abundance of cheese to tease everyone’s palate, including Dutch Gouda, Cablanca Goat, Triple Cream…

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February 23, 2012

Fabulously Fifty Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This fantastic party was sent to us by Belinda from Styled By Belle. Belinda styled this party for a 50th birthday party. There are so many great elements of this party so we’re splitting up her party into three posts.  The desserts, the cheese table {amazing} and the coffee/tea table. This first table features ever so sweet desserts styled using pink and gold to match the vintage theme. Sweet treats included a pink ruffled cake,…

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February 22, 2012

Feeling Groovy Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Deanna from Mirabelle Creations created this groovy 70′s inspired disco party for her daughter’s 9th birthday. She wanted to give the table a modern and sophisticated twist so she used  the very popular chevron pattern in an aqua, lime green, and slate color palette. How great is the chevron designed cake using Sixlets?  We think it is fabulous. You can use any type of small candy to create pattern on your cake. We’ve even used…

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February 22, 2012

Ask Amy: Organization

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy

Raychel:
Amy, HELP! How do you stay organized with multiple projects going on at the same time? Do you have a certain tool you use to keep it together? I have tried so many different things: calendars, daily/weekly/monthly planners, lists, etc. I can’t find the one thing that keeps things organized and easily accessible/visible that works for me. I’m starting to go a little batty! ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!
Amy:
Raychel – I…

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February 22, 2012

Sew Cute Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This baby shower by Jennifer from Sweeten Your Day Events is sew… great!  It remind us of this sewing party, especially the fun embroidery hoops!  Jennifer styled this event for her sister in-law’s baby shower. She created a Buttons & Bows theme. Button cookies, a button cake, and button cupcakes were displayed on wooden spools. We love the old fashioned button cookie cards! Jennifer created large block letters that spelled out the baby’s name and

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February 21, 2012

Wonderfully Wonka Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This Willy Wonka inspired table was sent to us by Leonie from Leonies Cakes and Parties. Leonie created this table for her son’s 11th birthday. She started by creating that very cool cake. Guests received a golden ticket invitation. Upon arrival, each guest signed the Wonka contract with a personal message for the birthday boy. They were then directed through a Wonka gate backdrop, which set the scene for a Wonka candy buffet. The golden…

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February 21, 2012

Bridal Shower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

Kate and Yolanda of Kiss Me Kate in Australia sent us this pretty bridal shower submission. This table could work for so many events. Add some bold florals in red hues and you have the perfect Valentine’s Day table. Switch out the white desserts for desserts that are pastel and you can welcome Easter sweetly. We also think this would be great for a winter themed party. Sweet treats included butterfly cake pops, cookies, lemon…

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February 17, 2012

Train Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We received this submission from Tiffany at Baked Perfections.  Tiffany created her first dessert table for her son’s birthday train themed party. The primary colors of the invitation and Tiffany’s printables inspired the palette of the table. Sweet treats included sugar cookies, cookie dough truffle pops and popcorn cones. The cookies are fantastic. We think she did a great job!  Scroll down to see the vendor credits.
To see some more parties inspired by trains,…

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February 17, 2012

Sweet Surprise Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This cake shop theme table was sent to us by Kellie at Sweet Art Cakes. She styled this party for her friend Samantha who just opened a new cake studio in Australia. Kellie asked all of Samatha’s friends to contribute to a surprise party for Samantha. We love the cake topper that Kellie made! She also hand painted the backdrop and made framed light boxes to showcase the cupcakes. Other sweet treats included cookies, orange…

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February 16, 2012

Super Niko Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This super hero party was sent to us by Jayme from Jayme Marie Designs. She chose a cheery color palette and mixture of chevron, striped, and dot pattern for her own son’s birthday party. The little superheroes ate hero sandwiches, power 7-layer salad, and chips. Sweet treats included Pow cookies, red velvet cake, and chocolate cream cheese cupcakes. At the end of the party, Jayme and her husband read a book to the guests that…