Archive for: April, 2012

amy_thmb
April 30, 2012

Behind The Scenes: Bloomingdales Sweet Designs Book Signing

Last week was a complete whirlwind. Not only did Sweet Designs hit the shelves, but we also had tv appearances like The Today Show and book signings at Fishs Eddy and Bloomingdales.  Stay tuned for information on signings {I’m working out the schedule and balancing it with home life} and another post on the Fishs Eddy event. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the Bloomingdales demo/signing. It was SO great to meet so…

thumb
April 30, 2012

The Lorax Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We have always been a big fan of Dr. Seuss books and this Lorax dessert table from Marjaneh at Candybar Couture captured the essence of the story. Marjaneh created this party for her son’s birthday. We love incorporating vessels into the design of the party and Marjaneh did that well with the Lorax decorated apothecary jar. She simply filled an apothecary jar with red jelly beans and decorated it with Whimsical Printables. Sweet treats on…

thumb
April 27, 2012

Ice Cream Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Catherine from Serendipity Soiree styled this vintage firetruck dessert table for her son and husband who have birthdays just three days apart. Since ice cream is a treat that can span the generation gap, Catherine mixed a vintage truck theme with an ice cream float bar for her “men.”  She kept both the party and the dessert table small. You don’t have to create a huge table to make a GIANT statement. We love the  …

Amy_Atlas_NBC_LIve
April 27, 2012

Dessert Table Segment with NBC Live

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Videos

I shared some dessert table tips with Lauren Scala on NBC Live. Check it out here.…

thumb
April 27, 2012

Romantic & Rustic Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This romantic and rustic birdcage themed dessert table was created by Betty at P&J by Design. She styled this table for a wedding. Betty’s client wanted something earthy and romantic. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, detailed birdcage biscuits, whoopie pies, and caramel macarons. Betty used tree trunks for the dessert vessels. Favor bags were stamped with a romantic quote. Scroll down for the vendor credits.
Photography by Joanne at Love that Photography.…

SONY DSC
April 27, 2012

Sweet Safari Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

When my younger son was born, I used these jungle invites and this party reminds me of that design. This sweet safari party is from Emmy at Beyond Dessert. Emmy collaborated with Vivan from Envy Anvi to create this dessert table for a safari-loving little boy’s birthday party. The boy’s mom asked for a safari cake and the cake inspired the entire table. I love the details in the animal treats. I normally don’t like…

thumbn
April 26, 2012

High Tea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This rustic high tea party was sent to us by Debbie at Studio Cake in Australia. Debbie styled this tea party for her daughter and niece. The inspiration behind this sweet event was the beautiful tea set from Robert Gordon and the unbelievable scenery. The afternoon tea menu included vanilla iced cookies, cupcakes, strawberry macarons, and flavored milk. We love the soft pastel palette and the mix of glass and milk glass vessels. Scroll down…

Amy_Atlas_The_Knot_2
April 25, 2012

Sweet Tips for Creating a Dessert Bar with The Knot

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Videos

I shared how to make my perfectly preppy table from Sweet Designs on The Knot today. Check out the video here.…

April 24, 2012

Someone Left the Sugar – Moroccan Tile Cake Recipe

With all of the recipes in this hunk of a book, I did realize one recipe error after the book went to print.  It is only in the first edition so not all of the books have this error.  If you are making the Moroccan Tile Cake on page 90 and you are missing the sugar in your ingredients (which is necessary!), please make sure you make the following change.

In the ingredients list, please…

thumb
April 24, 2012

Today is the Day – Sweet Designs Release {+ Today Show Segment}

Click here to see my Today Show segment with Al, Savannah and Natalie from this am.
When I first started to develop and pitch this book over three years ago, I envisioned what it be like to have this book that I had put together in my head.  I envisioned what the book would look like, how it would feel, what it would look like in the store. Well, today is the day and I…

humb
April 23, 2012

Under The Sea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

What do you do for a kid who loves water and rainbow fish? You create a Little Fish party of course. This submission came to us from Cris over at Crissy’s Crafts. She created this party for her son’s 3rd  birthday party. We love the ocean cupcake liners from Amanda’s Party To Go and the cupcake toppers from Edible Details. Fish food for the guests included whale crackers, fish sandwiches, fin…-tastic veggies, and fish

thumb
April 23, 2012

Garden Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

It is a rainy day in NYC today. This featured submissions put a little sun in our step. This garden flower party came to us from Debbie at Wants and Wishes. She designed this collection for her niece’s 9th birthday who asked for a garden party. Debbie used tissue flowers to create her backdrop. Instead of having cake on a cake stand as the centerpiece of the table, Debbie purchased a cardboard in the shape…

April 22, 2012

Book Templates for Sweet Designs: Bake It Craft It Style It

To get to the book template section for Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, visit this area of the blog. It is extremely important that you read the copyright notice, terms of use, and instructions BEFORE downloading any of the templates.
If you want to have access to these templates, you must purchase Sweet Designs first.
If for some reason you are having trouble accessing the templates, make sure you have used an…

cookiethumb
April 20, 2012

The Buzz about Honey, I Love You

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book

Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012
Photography by Johnny Miller.
Here is a sneak peek of my Honey, I Love You chapter from Sweet Designs. Thank you to our friends Bakerella, Ritzy Bee, The Decorated Cookie, Edible Crafts and Anders Ruff for sharing our photos with their readers yesterday.

 
 
PS – If you haven’t bought Sweet Designs, buy it here!  It’s on sale!

 …

HoneyAmyAtlas_thmb
April 19, 2012

Honey, I Love You {Sweet Designs Sneak Peek}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book

Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012
Photography by Johnny Miller.
Pop on over to the dear Bakerella’s site to see a sneak peek of my Honey, I Love You chapter from Sweet Designs.  You won’t regret it!  Plus, she’s giving away a signed copy of the book!  Head on over now!
PS – If you haven’t bought Sweet Designs, buy it here!  It’s on sale!

 …

thumb
April 18, 2012

Free Kentucky Derby Printables

As we mentioned this morning, we are sharing FREE Kentucky Derby printables from Mirabelle Creations. All you need now is a little mint julep, a fantastic hat, and some good friends. Oh..and of course, some SWEETS! What do you do to celebrate The Kentucky Derby?  We would love to see your Kentucky Derby dessert tables!

 

 …

thumb
April 18, 2012

Kentucky Derby Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

The Kentucky Derby is three weeks away. This styled shoot came to us from Deanna at Mirabelle Creations. On May 5th, Kentuckians will be celebrating the 138th annual Kentucky Derby. That means lots of big hats, beautiful flowers, and Derby parties! Whether it is a huge gathering or intimate party, it seems like everyone is celebrating somewhere. Deanna’s printable collection was inspired by the traditional rose garland that the winner receives. The rose theme is…

thumb
April 17, 2012

Great Finds: Princess Party Collection

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

Little girls love princess parties. We love this princess collection from Cocodot, which includes boutique paper goods and designer treats. Any girl would feel like a princess with this party. You can check out the full collection here.

 
 
 
 …

THUMB
April 16, 2012

Confetti & Ruffles Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This pretty ruffles and confetti party came to us from Amanda from Red Wagon Events. She styled this party for a little girls 8th birthday.  The color palette was chosen by the birthday girl. The backdrop was made up of several ruffled fabric flowers made by Amanda and Andrea from Cake-a-lishious. Sweet treats on the dessert table included vanilla and coconut cupcakes, strawberry macarons, a selection of candies, and three different dotted cakes. Andrea used…

thumb
April 16, 2012

Great Find: Lil Cake Toppers

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

We found these cute lil’ cake toppers while perusing Green Wedding Shoes and we fell in love. Lil’ Cake Toppers take wooden toppers and personalize them to your likeness. These little wooden figures are a fantastic and cost effective way to make your wedding cake your personal. Not only are their toppers super cute, but the website will put a smile on your face.…