Archive for: September, 2012

September 17, 2012

Sweet New Year: Mini Apple Pie Recipe

I’m currently celebrating Rosh Hashana with my family and I thought it would be a good time to share my mini apple pies from Sweet Designs.  One of the rituals of Rosh Hashana is taking sweet apples and dipping them in honey. This is to symbolize that the New Year will be a sweet one. At our Rosh Hashana table, there is a big bowl of glistening honey and after the bracha you’ll find many…
September 14, 2012

Pink And Blue Baby Shower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Shayna from St. Louis Wedding Consultants sent us this party, which she styled for her sister-in-law. The guest of honor did not know the gender of her baby so Shayna created a party that was full of both pink and blue. Pacifiers were used as napkin rings which was a cute touch. Guests were asked to put on a pin revealing what gender they thought the baby was and played bingo using pink and blue…
September 13, 2012

Under The Blue Sea Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We always talk about finding inspiration from difference places. Natasha from Nevie-Pie Cake styled this party for her daughter’s 6th birthday and found her inspiration from a panel of Ralph Lauren fabric. She incorporated the blue and white color scheme and line drawing to the cake elements. How fun are those sugar “oyster” cookies? Other sweet treats on the dessert table included vanilla cotton candy, cupcakes with line drawing fondant toppers, meringue, gingerbread dipped pearl…
September 13, 2012

Behind the Scenes: iCream Cafe Chicago

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
While we were in Chicago for the book tour, we decided to do a little “research” and made our way to iCream in the Wicker Park section of the city. What started as a business idea for owner Cara Shaw’s MBA presentation was taken to a new level after seeing an Alton Brown liquid nitrogen special on ice cream on The Food Network. iCream uses liquid nitrogen to whip up ice cream in just a…
September 13, 2012

Pink & Green Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Pink & Green party was sent to us by Katie and Alice from KaLice Events who styled it for a little girl’s first birthday party. Their client wanted a hot pink and green color palette and wanted butterflies to be incorporated into the theme. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a three tiered cake, poppyseed cupcakes, marshmallow pops, kettle corn, chocolate covered pretzels, rock candy, meringue cookies, and ice-cream cookies. Very feminine and…
September 12, 2012

Down On The Farm Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This farmyard dessert table was styled by Flavia from Sugarplum Sweets for her nephew’s birthday. Instead of using a traditional table, Flavia used bales of hay for the dessert table. Sweet treats included corn on the cob cupcakes, apple pies, Oreo pops, farmyard sugar cookies, fresh fruit and vegetables. Guests left with Old McDonald lunchboxes and heaps of farm toys. Scroll down for the vendor credits. Photography by Tracie-Lea Photography.VENDOR CREDITS: Styling & Desserts: …
September 12, 2012

Macaron Tower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Tanya and Lara of Mudgee Made in Australia created this sweets table to celebrate the opening of a hair salon. We love that people are creating dessert tables for events like this. A macaron tower with macarons on their side {love that!} was ten tiers high with over 200 macarons. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, apricot, meringue, cake pops, and chocolate cake. Small thank you boxes containing macarons were handed out…
September 12, 2012

Great Finds: Going for Baroque

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Cake 2) Alexander McQueen Dress  3) John Fluevog Boots 4) Red Etched Candles  5) Black Baroque Sette   6) Baroque 3 Piece Canister Set We’re pulling out some baroque inspiration for you. With its scrolling damask-like curves, baroque designs are sophisticated enough that they can hold their own weight without multiple colors. Using black gives it a goth vibe and is perfect for Halloween. We say GO for it!  We saw the baroque canister set…
September 11, 2012

Magical Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Summer is almost over in the US and this mermaid party that Renee of Lola & Co. styled for her niece’s birthday has us still thinking of the beach. A dessert table included sweet treats like pearl cake pops, sea creature jelly cups, a wavy ruffled cake, blue and green macarons, and ocean shell cookies. We love the fish scale pattern on the backdrop and the tulle wrapped around the table to mimic water. A…
September 11, 2012

Batgirl Princess Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Dani and Carolina from Festa das Comadres in Brazil sent us this party that they styled for a little girl’s 4th birthday party. The little girl chose a “Batgirl Princess” theme combining her two favorite characters and we love how Dani and Carolina interpreted her vision. The venue was a small, lovely museum in Rio de Janeiro. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, brownie pops, macaron pops, chocolate eclairs, and plenty…
September 10, 2012

Great Finds: Ice Ice Baby

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Pop Sorbetto Split 2) Limeade Popsicles 3) Watermelon Jalapeno Ice Pops 4) Snow Cone Garland 5) Italian Ice  6) Zoku Pops Okay, we’ll spare you from listening to our rendition of Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby, but that won’t stop us from sharing our favorite ice pop and granita photos/recipes from around the web with you.  Can you tell we’re in denial that summer is ending?  We’d like to try the honey lavender granita…
September 10, 2012

Sprinkle With Sweetness Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This party was designed by Juli from One Sweet Girl in Australia for clients who were celebrating the adoption of their daughter. They wanted to “sprinkle” their new daughter with love and with that, came a fun theme. All of the desserts, in one way or another, featured sprinkles. Sweet treats on the dessert table included meringue roses, cake pops, pecan brownies, cupcakes, marshmallow wafers, ice cream sugar cookies, and fairy bread sugar cookies. We…
September 07, 2012

Lisa Heads To Dallas For The Michaels 2012 Blogger Event

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
By Lisa.  A few months ago, I was asked by the Michaels crew to come to Dallas to talk trends, see their new products and meet their team. Amy went last year (you can read about her trip here and here) and I loved listening to her stories. I have to say, I came back so inspired and felt like I wanted to just make EVERYTHING! The event was fantastic so I wanted to give…
September 07, 2012

Around The Atlas: Hong Kong

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Around The Atlas comes all the way from Hong Kong. Sabita from Celebrations Hong Kong create this party for a little boy’s birthday. Playing on his love for wild animals and chocolate, Sabita decided on a jungle theme and used bright colors and lots of chocolate sweets to bring it all together. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, sugar cookies, rice krispie treats and s’mores brownies all created by Sabita and her…
Bluegrass and Burlap Dessert Table
September 06, 2012

Burlap And Bluegrass Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are all about a little bluegrass music and this party from Lisa at Step Brightly Creative Group got us right in the mood. Lisa styled this party for a little boy’s birthday. Since the grandfather was a professional banjo player and the birthday boy loves music, it seemed fitting to have a music-themed party. Flea market finds, a vintage quilt, and a petite size banjo were just some of the props that Lisa used.…
September 06, 2012

We Be Jammin’

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
1) Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream  2) Blackberry Jam  3) Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies 4) Blueberry Jam 5) Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies We be jammin‘ today and we are not talking in the musical sense. Summer is not even officially over yet in the US and we are already missing it. Homemade jams and desserts made with jam were a big hit this summer for our families. Here are a few…
September 05, 2012

Under The Apple Tree Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This sweet dessert table was sent to us by Cezary of Cezary Jakimik Photography. Cezary and Ma?gorzata from Cupcake Love styled this party for their daughters for a welcome Autumn party. We love the use of the bench as the dessert table. Sweet treats included apple pies, greek yogurt with apple muesli, apple cupcakes, pie pops, and those adorable apple cookies. Great job. Photography by  Cezary Jakimik Photography. …
September 05, 2012

Farm Stand Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Farm Stand dessert table was sent to us by Jeannie from The Pastry Tip. We were recently on eastern Long Island and it seemed that every block had homemade farm stands filled with fresh fruit and vegetables. While many have visions of peach or blueberry pies when they see these stands, Jeannie’s vision was to create a sweets table filled with sugar cookies that looked like blueberries, strawberries, peaches, lemons, watermelon, as well as…
September 04, 2012

Great Finds: Back to School Roundup

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Kids
1) Apple Goody Bag 2) Apple Brownie 3) Elmer’s Glue 4) Pencil Push Pop 5) Pencil Rolls 6) Sugar Cookies 7) Smartie Pants Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, which means that school starts this week in New York for our kids. Here are some fun Back To School desserts and crafts. What are your favorites?…
September 04, 2012

At The Beach House Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We’re just back from our blog-cation and this party has us reminiscing about our recent vacation on the beach. Jennifer from Honeycomb Events & Design styled this beach house dessert table to help celebrate a client’s 40th birthday. Jennifer was Inspired by the venue, which was a beautiful beach house on the cliffs overlooking Bodega Bay in northern California. The backdrop was crafted from three different lengths of wood shims arranged to look pieced together…