Archive for: March, 2012

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March 30, 2012

Be A Man Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
With all of the feminine posts today, we thought we’d add a little testosterone to the mix. This Man Table was sent to us by Morgan and Melissa from Bucket & Whisk. They wanted to create something to celebrate men and grooms who may get forgotten in the midst of pink fondant and flowers. We know many grooms want grooms cakes and this is a fantastic alternative to that. The table could also work well…
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March 30, 2012

Cherry Blossoms Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I was recently in Washington, DC and was inspired by all of the blooming cherry blossoms. This cherry blossom party was sent to us by one of our readers, Emily, who lives in DC. She styled this shoot to take advantage of the beauty of this feminine flower. Using an antique dresser and pink and white vessels, this styling is a great example of how to create a simple, yet elegant statement. Sweet treats on…
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March 30, 2012

April Showers Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Spring is in the air here in the big apple, and this submission from Danielle at Cuttie Putti Paperie definitely put us in the mood. She styled this party for her daughter’s third birthday. Inspired by the rainy days ahead and “May Flowers” blooming, Danielle created a dainty feminine collection that also works perfectly for an engagement party, tea party, or bridal shower. Sweet treats included raindrop shaped cake pops, marshmallow tulips {brilliant!}, white cotton…
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March 29, 2012

Gloriously Gingham Guest Desert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This party was sent to us by Dawn from Ruby May Designs. She created this gingham and stripes party for her son’s second birthday. The cake, bunting, cupcakes and goodie bags were all created by Dawn. We love the cake with the licorice allsorts. The pom poms hung across the other cake using paper straws is a simple way to dress up your desserts. The adorable A cookies were made by Nikki Coogle. The backdrop…
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March 29, 2012

Around The Atlas: Germany

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This “Around The Atlas” came to us from Heike and Steffi from Sweet Candy Table in Germany. The inspiration for this table originated from the card series by momentini.de. They created this table for a wedding expo for one of their brides. We love the burst of red color against the modern designed backdrop. Heike created all of the sweet treats including the cake (amazing), cake-pops, black forest gateaus, chocolate spoons with fresh berries, lemon…
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March 29, 2012

Saddle Up Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This western themed party came to us from Joy at Sweet Home Parties. It was a combined party for her son Braiden, her daughter Bianca, and their puppy Prince. Joy drew and painted the background based on the invitation that she made. She created all of the sweet treats which included a 3 tier bandana cowhide patterned chocolate mudcake, cow and horse shaped cookies, and Oreo potted seedling cupcakes. Games like pin the tail on…
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March 28, 2012

Inside the Book: Key Lime Bars

Thank you to everyone who responded to my facebook posts and tweets about sharing a recipe from Sweet Designs. We added up all of the votes from the various polls and Key Lime Bars won with a slight margin. This Key Lime Bar recipe is in my Take Me Away chapter {there – now you know about another chapter!}  I decided to do a Take Me Away chapter in the book because I’ve always been…
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March 27, 2012

Rustic Easter Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Amy from Style & Grace Weddings sent us this photoshoot that was inspired by the pretty pastels of Easter. We love how the photoshoot had a rustic feel, and yet still remained classically Easter. Sweet treats included sugar pearl cookies, macarons, chocolate easter eggs, and Lindt chocolate carrots.  Very sweet. Scroll down for the vendor credits. For more rustic features, click here and here. Photography by Life In Still Photography. VENDOR CREDITS: Styling: Style &…
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March 27, 2012

Cottontail Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
As we mentioned last week, we have the cutest Easter and Spring submissions sitting in our inbox at the moment. We are excited to share them with you all. This one came from Suzanne at Fanciful Events. The dessert table was based around the story of Peter Rabbit. Key elements from the story were woven into the table. We think the bunny ears on the donuts are so clever!  Other sweet treats included a bunny…
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March 27, 2012

Newly Hatched Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This sweet Easter inspired party came to us from the the ladies over at Just Call Me Martha, Little Big Company and Lily Chic Events. Their friend gave birth to her 2nd child just after Easter last year so they threw her an Easter inspired “Meet and Greet the baby” luncheon. Together they styled a baby hatchling luncheon. Sweet treats included fake baby nests with chocolate eggs at each place setting, Oreo chick pops, Chicks…
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March 26, 2012

Chocolate Factory Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This super sweet Willy Wonka themed party was sent to us by Simone of Invite me. in Australia. Her daughter just finished reading Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and wanted it to be the theme of her party. Using inspiration from both of the movies, Simone re-created her own version of the chocolate factory. Sweet treats on the dessert table included whipple scrumptious fudgemallow delight cake pops, three-Course-Dinner gum & everlasting Gobstoppers (bubble gum balls),…
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March 26, 2012

Spring Fling Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We are loving the bright colors of this season. Amy from One Divine Party sent us this dessert table she created for a party to showcase the Spring fashion line for Joy’s Uptown Style. Her theme was “Cupcakes in the City” and Amy had a cornucopia of cupcakes including flavors like Peanut Butter & Jelly (YUM), Lemoncello, and Carrot Cake for guests to choose from. Other sweet treats included triple chocolate cake balls, cake bites,…
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March 26, 2012

Pajamas & Pancakes Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How cute is this pajama party that was sent to us by Julie from Julie Marie Portraits? Her twin sister, Jennifer, styled this party for her daughter’s birthday while Julie took all of the photography. Chevron stripes and polka dots gave the table style and also gave Nicolle, from Libby Lane Press, inspiration to create the invitation. Lunch included pancakes, faux “bacon & eggs” chocolate and pretzels, cereal and fruit. We love the fruit loop…
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March 23, 2012

Great Finds: Hunger Games Cookies

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
If you have read The Hunger Games, then you understand the phenomenon surrounding today’s opening day of The Hunger Games movie. Last year, someone recommended Hunger Games to me and I read the trilogy within a few days. Our friends at Eleni’s turned Katniss, Peeta and Gale into sweet treats. I love that Eleni’s also made cookies for the items found in the Hunger Games arena. These are perfect for a Hunger Games screening. Will…
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March 23, 2012

Pretty Princess Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Once upon a time, a little princess named Tessa got the princess party of her dreams. This sweet party was sent to us by Bridget of Bridgey Widgey. The fairytale dessert spread included “poison” apples, glass slipper sugar cookies, and kissing frog candy. We love the lace overlay on the tablecloth and the beautiful princess hats. Bridget wanted each guest to feel like they stepped into their own fairytale that started “Once Upon A time”…
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March 23, 2012

Step Right Up Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This pretty pink circus party was sent to us by Donna from Monkey Moo Moo Parties. Donna and her partner Kim created this party for a little girl’s 4th birthday. We love the neutral burlap tablecloth with the pink and yellow palette. It made the pink sweets pop! Sweet treats on the dessert table included dotted pink cakes with elephants, cotton candy, pixy sticks, and of course peanuts. Guests received fun circus props and walked…
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March 22, 2012

Diva Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are loving the cakes in these guest submissions today. Lisa, from the Swedish blog Sockerrus (which means “sugar rush), sent us this sweet submission.  Lisa did everything for this party from the styling to the baking. She created this table for her daughter’s “Diva” Party. We love the use  of the edible picture sheets on the cake, cupcake toppers, and cookies. Sweet treats included cookies with attitude, chocolate “disco” balls with coconut flakes, goddess…
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March 22, 2012

Romantic Ruffles Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We love ruffles. Who doesn’t?  Last year we explored ruffles in our “Turn Your Closet Into Confections” series and wish we had this cake! This romantic feature was sent to us by Alex from Avie & Lulu. She created this table for the Christening of her friend’s daughter. This romantic ruffled themed dessert table included ruffled heart cake and cookies by Anita of Cake Envy, a heart candy cake, scalloped vessels, and doily-wrapped chocolate bars.…
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March 22, 2012

Happy BEE-day Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are loving all of the Spring submissions in our inbox right now. We received this bee-tiful (sorry!) submission from Rochelle at Chelle’s Lolly Buffets in Perth.  She styled this table for her daughter’s 2nd birthday party. The yellow, white & pink color palette feels so fresh and warm. Sweet treats included mini macaroons, coconut ice, mini meringue. white chocolate mousse, and cakepops. The cake created by Little Wish Cakes is fantastic and mimicked the…
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March 21, 2012

Behind the Book: Sweet Designs Video Trailer

Scroll down for the video and maximize it for the full screen! Yesterday, I shared behind the scenes pictures from our video shoot. Today, I’m so excited to share the Sweet Designs book video trailer. It feels particularly great to share the video today because we finally received the first copies of the book yesterday. Even though I had a chance to hold a mockup of the book with the cover at the video shoot,…