Archive for: May, 2012

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May 31, 2012

Lemon Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

Many people feel that stylized tables are only for big parties, but this table by Emily of A Silver Nutmeg shows that you can make even the smallest table look beautiful. Emily created this dessert table for an intimate bridal shower. A rugged barn was the perfect venue. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a vanilla rosette cake, cake pops in tulip baking cups and french macarons.  Emily took a green dresser and ivory…

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May 31, 2012

Farmyard Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This adorable “moo-ve on into the farmyard” party sent to us by Elif in Melbourne is fantastic. Elif created this table for her son’s first birthday. We kind of fell in love with the horse on the fabulous cake. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included egg cake pops, cupcakes, honey joys, and candy. Elif’s husband got into the barn action by making jam and custard tarts. We love the use of hay and…

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May 30, 2012

Have Your Cake Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

Talk about having your cake and eating it too!  How fantastic are these cakes?  Aracely from Minted and Vintage sent us this shoot that she styled to showcase her dessert stand rental business. Her inspiration came from the vintage pink chiffon and lace window valance that she found in a thrift store. This table shows perfectly how to mix and match colors and styles. We love  the mix of depression era hobnail, milk glass, and…

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May 30, 2012

Vintage Wedding Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

Betty from P&J by Design sent us this romantic-styled dessert table that she styled this table for a wedding. Lace, crystal candelabras, a handmade shimmer backdrop, and beautiful brooches gave this table a touch of elegance. We LOVE the ruffled cake from Lisa of Cakes & Biscuits. Other sweet treats included sugar cookies, cupcakes, macaroons and a myriad of candy in the same hues as the rest of the table. Scroll down to see the…

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May 29, 2012

Seussical Soiree Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This Dr. Seuss party was sent to us by Catherine from Serendipity Soiree. Her daughter’s 1st grade class studied Theodor Seuss Geisel for their author studies and honored what would have been his 108th birthday by filming a production of Cat in the Hat. Catherine created a Seussical soiree for the production. She brought the book to life with illustrated signage and illustrations for the backdrop. We love the illustrated cake and red velvet cookies.…

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May 29, 2012

Great Finds: Mali B Sweets

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds

Today is a HOT one in NYC!  We aren’t complaining, we love this weather. Many NY’ers visit the The Hamptons for the summer and these Hampton Bars from Mali B. Sweets are the perfect hostess gift. Mali B. created five different flavors and wrapped them up with oh so sweet packaging for the towns in the Hamptons. You can buy individual bars or buy a five pack of minis. Don’t sweat it if you’re not…

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May 29, 2012

Love Letters Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We HEART so many of the details from this party by Shevi from Little Wish Cakes. She styled this table for her husband’s birthday. When Shevi met her husband 15 years ago, were not allowed to date because of their conservative backgrounds. Their only consolation was that they could write love letters to each other. After they got engaged, her husband had to leave for a year to go to another country for work and…

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May 25, 2012

Summer Lovin’ To Do List

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds

Memorial Day weekend is the “unofficial” start of summer here in the states. Summer is my favorite season.  What can I say….I love the beach!  Once the book tour… is done, I’m going to make sure I can make time to do things I love during the summer. I thought to bring on the weekend, I would share my “To Do List” with you guys.  At the top of my list is beach with the

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May 25, 2012

Tea Treats Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This pretty tea treats party was sent to us by Stephanie & Izabela from Sweet Table in Canada. This table was styled for the launch of their business. The event took place in a tea shop in Toronto so they created all of their desserts with tea from the shop. Sweet treats on the dessert table included tea lollipops, shortbread cookies with tea infused butter, matcha whoopie pies, and vegan gluten free donuts made with…

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May 24, 2012

Blame It On Rio Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Today we are traveling from the heat of the safari to the tropics of Carnival! This submission came to us from Belinda from Styled By Belle. She created this party for the birthday party of Australian photographer Lee Bird’s daughter. Lee’s daughter wanted a “Rio” themed party based on the movie. Belinda chose a bright color palette to give the party that tropical feel that Brazil is known for. A multi-colored ruffle tablecloth was used…

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May 24, 2012

Safari Sweet Shop Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This safari tour party was sent to us by Rochelle from Sweet Tables by Chelle. She styled this party for her son’s 3rd birthday. There are SO many fantastic details in this party. We LOVE the animal food dispenser, a clever take on what you would normally find in a zoo or safari tour. A safari shop was set up so the young explorers could stock up on essential safari supplies before their tour…guided by…

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May 23, 2012

Springtime Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This springtime dessert table was sent to us by Natty from Half Dozen Design in the UK. This party was a family affair with Natty’s 12 year old daughter taking the photography and Natty’s mother helping her pick out the fabrics for the table. Props included pearls, lace, and vintage tea sets. Natty made a two tiered ombre ruffle cake and beautiful rose cupcakes. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included Turkish Delight, apple…

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May 23, 2012

Beautiful Ballerina Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This beautiful ballerina party was sent to us by Rosanne at Couture Candy Shoppe. She created this party for a little girl’s first birthday. The little girl loves to dance and the color pink so this theme seemed like the perfect way to celebrate her first year. Rosanne used a color palette of pink, grey and silver. The pink tutu tablecloth, pink desserts, and vessels with curved edges added to the feminine feel of the…

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May 23, 2012

Beachy Keen Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This beach party from Cris of Crissy’s Crafts is perfect for any beach lover. Cris styled this party for her husband’s birthday party. She shopped at home and used props from her living room to decorate the table. Free printable beach bag tags found on The House of Smiths were used as food tent cards, cupcake toppers and favors. Sweet and salty treats were combined on one table. For the sweet treats, there was salt…

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May 22, 2012

Amy Atlas Book Signing at Michaels NYC

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

I mentioned a few days ago that I’m doing an Sweet Designs book signing at with Michaels.  We’ve done events before with Michaels like this one, but I’m excited Michaels is carrying Sweet Designs and hosting a signing in New York.  The registration link is now up and you can register here.  Hope to see you there!
PS – If you missed the Williams-Sonoma national tour dates, check them out and register here.…

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May 22, 2012

Nautical Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We have seen (and styled) several nautical themed dessert tables over the years, but the creative desserts in this one really got us excited!  Courtney Portner sent us this party that she styled for her husband’s birthday party. Courtney worked with Spaceships & Laserbeams to create a vintage nautical themed party. We love the props like the sailboat place card holders, wooden boats, and rope-lined vessels. Sweet treats on the dessert table included those wonderful…

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May 22, 2012

Moustaches and Mozzarella Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

My son has been playing pizza/pasta shop in the house all week long.  You see…just last week, we went on a trip to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx to make homemade pasta with his classmates.  Ever since, he’s had the pasta cutter out and we’ve been making different sauces {homemade Alfredo sauce last night}. So when this popped up in our inbox, I showed him and he flipped.  We all flipped.  Get ready for the…

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May 21, 2012

A Pirates Life Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids


This pirate party was sent to us by Jane from Coco by Miss Jane in Australia. Held in the pirate room at The Imaginarium Project, this birthday party was filled with a treasure trove of inspiration. A caramel mud treasure chest cake was positioned in the center of a gorgeous handmade map tablecloth. How fun are the adorable pirate cupcakes with the pearl dragee earring? The pint sized pirates snacked on pizza and burgers…

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May 19, 2012

Sweet Designs Book Tour with Williams-Sonoma

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

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be heading on a Sweet Designs book tour with Williams-Sonoma. I CANNOT wait to finally meet many of you!… I‘ll be visiting the beautiful locations above and sharing my sweet styling tips for summer picnic treats from my Picnic in the Park chapter. From casual bbqs to summer soirees, the Picnic in the Park chapter is such a versatile chapter for summer entertaining. Think pies oozing with

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May 19, 2012

Snow White Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This Snow White themed party was sent to us by Lina of Sweet Bambini Event Styling in Australia. She styled this table for her daughter’s 5th birthday celebration. The way Lina styled this party subtly makes you feel as though you stepped into the fabulous fairy tale. The red, blue, and gold palette was inspired by the Anders Ruff printable collection. We LOVE the use of the real apples for the Happy Birthday sign. The…