Archive for: September, 2012

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September 28, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Houndstooth Halloween

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We received this Halloween submission from Mayra of In Flight Celebrations and love her spin on a Halloween display. Instead of the typical orange and black color palette, Mayra chose a neutral color palette and added pops of black and white, as well as owls and crows. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a sweet and salty chocolate pretzel cake, chocolate almond cake balls with fondant owl toppers, and chocolate pudding. Favors sacks with…
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September 28, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Vampire Mixology

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Halloweekend countdown continues today with this “Bloody Bar” party from the ladies over at One Charming Party that is  full of inspiration for your next adult Halloween party. One of my tips when throwing a party is to always give your guests something to drink when they arrive. The cocktails created for this party were the “Hemoglobpolitan”, “Stabbery Daiquiri” and “Gin and Tourniquet.”  Hypodermic stirring needle straws, plucked eyeball olives, and beetle juice were also…
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September 27, 2012

Wonderland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are all about Alice today. This morning we featured this Alice in Wonderland inspired dessert display. We are back now with Alice’s softer side. This party was designed by Gerri and Carole of Little Birdie Events in Australia for a little girl’s birthday party. Rosette fans were used to create a backdrop. Gerri and Carole created two tables. Sweet treats on the main dessert table included cupcakes, Queen of Hearts raspberry jam tarts, playing…
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September 27, 2012

Alice in Wonderland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This fantastic dessert display was created by Dina from Deliciously Darling for a Bat Mitzvah. She was asked to create five dessert tables using a Mad Hatter theme. Bright colors and a myriad of vessels were used to give the table a sense of whimsy. Sweet treats included cupcakes, cake pops, macarons, sugar cookies, petite eclairs, mini berry tarts, a donut tower, push pops and chocolate mousse. There was also a gourmet popcorn bar and…
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September 26, 2012

Sweet Origins: Bundt, I Love You!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Sweet Origins
1) Zebra Bundt Cake 2) Root Beer Chocolate Bundt Cake 3) Banana Bundt Cake 4) Pear, Hazelnut and Brown Butter Mini Bundt Cakes 5) Mini Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake Whether in its original size, a mini version, or painted with chocolate stripes like the Zebra cake above, the cake with folds on the side and a volcano-like hole in the middle known as the Bundt cake is making a BIG comeback! The Bundt cake was…
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September 26, 2012

Lunar Harvest Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
The sisterly team Celebrations Hong Kong sent us this creative dessert table which was styled for the Mid Autumn Festival, a lunar harvest festival celebrated on September 30th in Hong Kong. How fantastic is the lantern cake?  We love the colors and how the orange pops against the purple. “Moon Cakes” are the specialties of this festival.  Other sweet treats on the dessert table included moon cookies, lantern cake pops, moon cupcakes, and moon brownies.…
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September 25, 2012

Wild Wild West Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Wild Wild West party was styled by Julie from In Good Company in Switzerland for her daughter’s 4th birthday. We are loving all the DIY elements to this party. To create a backdrop, Julie simply added removable Western stickers to her wall. Sweet treats on the dessert table reflected traditional All-American desserts including Texas pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, devil’s food cake, chocolate cupcakes and brownies. Square dance lessons and a corn toss…
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September 25, 2012

Rustic Engagement Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This pretty dessert table was created for an engagement party and styled by Nicki from Sweet Details in Australia. Her client asked for something vintage chic so Nikki chose soft colors, lace and antique props. Sweet treats on the dessert table included macarons, cake pops, vanilla cupcakes, personalized chocolate bars and candies, all in a pastel hue. Scrabble pieces were used to spell out dessert names and flowers were added to the dessert tags. So…
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September 24, 2012

Get Fired Up Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Sound the alarm because we are about to set Sweet Designs on fire! Amanda from Red Wagon Events was asked by her client to create a vintage fire engine theme for her two children (a boy and girl) that were turning one and three. Amanda set up a dessert table and a thirsty firefighter drink station. Like the post we showed you this morning, the fabulous backdrop highlighted the table and really made the colors…
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September 24, 2012

Pantone Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We figured you guys could use a little inspiration today. We LOVE this pantone party that was sent to us by Vesna from My Little Jedi in Australia. Last year, we featured her son’s Willy Wonka inspired 2nd birthday and we are back today with a rainbow of colors for his third. Vesna kept the backdrop neutral so that the colors would pop. The tassel garland and paper lanterns by Bianca from Blush Loves Mint…
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September 21, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: Orchard Halloween Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
They say that when a black cat walks in front of you it is bad luck. Well..we would take these black cats in front of us any day. This Halloween party was sent to us by Betsey of Happy Wish Company. We are big fans of mixing patterns and we love the way that Betsey mixed polka dots, stripes and the chevron pattern. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, caramel apples and a…
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September 21, 2012

Halloweekend Countdown: True Blood Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
There is a chill in the air in NYC and that means that Halloween is right around the corner. It is one of our favorite holidays and we get very excited when we start getting all the fantastic Halloween inspired dessert tables popping up in our inbox. Remember our Halloweekend countdown from last year?  Today we’re kicking off another Halloweekend series with this very creative True Blood inspired dessert table by Dina from Deliciously Darling…
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September 20, 2012

Amy Atlas Moment: Spiderman Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Amy Atlas Moment came to us from Madrid, Spain. Juliana from Special Parties designed this party for her son’s third birthday. The design was inspired by classic comic book drawings and was incorporated into vessel liners, garlands, cupcake toppers and popcorn cones. To give her table varying heights, Juliana wrapped boxes in comic book paper and put her sweets on top of it. Sweet treats on the dessert table included caramel corn, marshmallow pops,…
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September 20, 2012

Mermaid Inspired Guest Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love hearing stories about where people find their inspiration for tables that they create. This party came to us from Guilla from Baking Passion in Australia. She styled this mermaid party for her daughter’s birthday and was inspired by a birthday card. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a mermaid fish scale cake, an ice cream cake, cake pops, cookies and cupcakes. We love the adorable fondant toppers on the cupcakes.    …
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September 20, 2012

Barnyard Birthday Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are loving this farm party that Bird’s Party created for both her daughter and son’s birthday. Bird created a Barnyard Printable Collection for her little chicks. We love the “Hatching Chicks” cake balls displayed in empty egg cartons labeled with “Free Range Eggs” printable egg box labels!  Other sweet treats on the dessert table included berry pie, “Pigs in Mud” chocolate pots with “Made on the Farm” labels, a large wooden bucket filled with…
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September 19, 2012

Wedding Guest Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Amy from Sugar Chic Designs styled this pretty dessert table for a client’s wedding.  The client wanted some “Mad Men” elements for her wedding so Amy included caramel pretzel “cigars” rolled in beer batter toffee and candy-filled martini glasses. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included gold dusted white chocolate cake pops, a four tiered creme brulee cake and heart-shaped mini pies. Great job!  …
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September 19, 2012

Burlesque Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re channeling Dita Von Teese in the Amy Atlas office today with this burlesque guest dessert feature. It’s a little different than what we normally post, but the clever ideas were too good not to post. This party was styled by Justine at Sensationally Sweets for a ‘Prohibition party.”  Velvet fabric, black lace, and gold sequins and glitter were used to bring in glamour. We love the carousel of burlesque dancer cupcakes inspired by the…
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September 19, 2012

Elegant Black and White Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We love how simple and elegant this next guest party is. This black and white beauty was designed for a wedding by Elianne from Elivents in The Netherlands. We love the beautiful lace cake. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included vanilla cakepops, apple cinnamon cupcakes and raspberry and champagne filled chocolates. Beautiful. Scroll down for the vendor credits. VENDOR CREDITS: Cakepops: I Luv Cakepops Cake and cupcakes: Torta Deliziosa Chocolates: Cacao  …
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September 17, 2012

Ice Cream Stand Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Forget lemonade stands…we have found a new stand to love. This Ice Cream Stand party was sent to us by Virginie from That Cute Little Cake and styled for her daughter’s 3rd birthday. Virginie chose soft girly hues and an English Rose design. The ice cream stand came complete with doily wrapped waffle cones, pretty rose tubs, a choice of sprinkles and sauces, meringue and ice cream cake pops. Guests received play money in their…
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September 17, 2012

Behind The Book Tour: Great Finds

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
One of the great pleasures of the book tour was meeting so many fabulous and talented people on the road.  Some supporters brought great treats and products and we had a chance to sample many of them. We’re sharing a snapshot of some of the terrific finds we found on the road.  We’ve shared a few already like this one, but above are some more. Clockwise from top: Adorable fruit cake pops from Sweet Lauren…