Archive for: February, 2012

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February 06, 2012

Very Valentine’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy, Great Finds
1. cookie cutter 2. whoopee pie heart pan 3. heart mold 4. heart shaped Le Creuset 5. heart ramekin 6. cookie cutter 7. Heart Part 8. fondue set With Valentine’s Day only a week away, I have already started thinking about what sweet treats I am going to bake with my boys. Here are some great Valentine’s Day bakeware products to get your baking juices flowing!…
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February 06, 2012

Let’s Monkey Around Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This “Let’s Monkey Around” sock puppet party from Marjenah of Candy Bar Couture is perfect for Valentine’s Day.  The orange, pink and red striped design gave the party a youthful and happy vibe. We love the sock monkey cake pops, sock monkey cake toppers, and heart cookies. Marjenah brought in lots of candy, which is a great way to bring color to the table and perfect for Valentine’s Day.  She also made sock monkey plastic…
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February 03, 2012

“Rat Pack” Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Jennifer at Honeycomb Events sent us this “gentleman’s” party that she styled with her brother for Jennifer’s son’s birthday. Channeling the Rat Pack in the 60’s, they created a masculine vibe for her lil guy’s first celebration. Jennifer incorporated Houndstooth and plaid patterns for the cupcake wrappers, bow tie cookies, and printables. She also created a tufted leather backdrop to hide a large television. Upon arrival, guests went to a “grooming station” and were fitted…
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February 03, 2012

Blast Off Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
5…4...3...2…1..Blast Off!  This party is every future astronaut’s dream. Debbie from Studio Cake in Australia created this party for her son’s 5th birthday. Her son is crazy about space and rockets so Debbie put together a space themed party. Sweet treats included a rocket shaped caramel mud cake, cupcakes, alien oreo cakepops (we love), gingerbread cookies and jellies all made by Studio Cake.  Debbie made astronaut survival kits so the lil astronauts were prepared for…
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February 03, 2012

Floral Tea Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We are back to featured parties today after our Sweeterbowl marathon yesterday (we hope you enjoyed it). Daisy from Leo & Bella sent us this afternoon tea party that she styled for a surprise farewell party. Daisy was inspired by a gorgeous, vintage floral fabric, which she tied to old fashioned milk glass bottles and take out containers. The bright colors and blooms brightened up a perfectly overcast summer day in Australia. Daisy also created…
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February 03, 2012

WINNER! FIRST ANNUAL SWEETERBOWL

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
The Pats pulled it out in the fourth quarter to tie it up in our SweeterBowl. After tallying up all the votes in overtime…the winner of the first annual Sweeterbowl is…………… THE NEW YORK GIANTS! The winner of the football cake tin and these football baking cups from Wilton is: Katy.  Please check your inbox for our email. Thank you everyone for playing.  Look for more fun stuff like this on the blog soon……
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February 02, 2012

Quarter 4: Tomato Tart Vs. Lobster Quiche (Plus Wilton Giveaway)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: We are now in the fourth quarter of our Sweeterbowl and New England has pulled out. Don’t forget to check back at 7PM to see which team wins and who wins the giveaway from Wilton. If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeterbowl game. If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New…
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February 02, 2012

Quarter 3: Apple Muffin Vs. Whoopie Pie (Plus Wilton Giveaway!)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeter Bowl game.  We’re now in the third quarter and the Giants are in the lead by 14. Where are all our New England fans?? If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New York/New Jersey vs traditional New England. Leave your choice in the comments…
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February 02, 2012

Halftime: Superbowl Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re going into halftime with the Giants up by 14. During halftime, we all have to eat, right?  Here is a fun football spread that would be perfect for the Superbowl. This post came to us from Debi at A Perfect Event. We love the  DIY football field holding up the cookies. Both teams were represented with savory treats. Manhattan Clam and New England Chowder (perfect!), Burger Shack’s famous Klondike Beer Shakes, NY Deli minis,…
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February 02, 2012

Quarter 2: Cannoli Vs. Blueberry Pie (Plus Wilton Football Giveaway!)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeterbowl game.  We’re now in the second quarter and the Giants are in the lead by 7. If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New York/New Jersey vs traditional New England. Leave your choice in the comments section of the blog. Each quarter will stay…
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February 02, 2012

First Annual Amy Atlas Sweeterbowl!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
We have not written a “Sweet Origins” in a while and since Superbowl XLVI is Sunday, we thought it would be fun to play a game where we learn about the sweet origins of the desserts from the Superbowl team areas and pit them against each other! A Superbowl of Sweets so to speak or “Sweeterbowl.” So today, we are pitting some traditional New York/New Jersey sweets against some New England favorites. Since the Giants…
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February 01, 2012

Let My Love Open The Door Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Today is all about Valentine’s Day. Sarah from Ribbon Whirls for Boys & Girls in Australia created this for her family. This dessert table was inspired by the Pete Townsend song, “Let My Love Open The Door”.  Since we love music here, we fell for this idea. Sweet treats included chocolate keys, heart shaped cake pops, macarons, heart cookies, and foiled hearts. Nice job, Sarah! Scroll down below for the vendor credits. To see some…
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February 01, 2012

Ready For Valentine’s Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Valentine’s Day is two weeks away. For our readers, our sweet sponsor, Shop Sweet Lulu, is offering a 15% discount off of your total order. From stripey straws to cupcake holders with hearts, they have an array of products to sweeten up any party or treat. Simply enter the code Sweet Designs and start shopping.…
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February 01, 2012

David, Wood You Be Mine?

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
For the entire month of February, our good friend, David Stark and his brilliant team are transforming Nina Freudenberger’s Haus Interior into a concept store simply named WOOD SHOP. We had the pleasure of attending the opening of David’s Purely Paper flower shop at West Elm last May and it was nothing short of spectacular. This installation will showcase sculptural pieces and objects for the home that are signature items from David Stark Design events…