Archive for: December, 2012

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December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are winding down for the rest of the year but wanted to leave with you with one more post with Christmas inspiration. This gingerbread decorating party was hosted by Tania from totful memories as a winter playdate for her boys and their cousins. Sweet treats on the dessert table included North Pole cupcakes, marshmallow snowmen inspired by our recipe, and white chocolate peppermint hearts. Guests had a great time decorating their houses and taking…
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December 21, 2012

Amy’s Sweet Holiday Wish List

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
1. DVF Dress  2. Cuff  3.  Shoes  4.  Necklace  5.  Ikat Tray I hope you’ve enjoyed our holiday wish lists. Above are some items that I had picked out for my holiday wish list a while back. Truthfully, I debated even putting up this series after last week’s shooting in Newtown. It all seems so trivial. Yes, the items above are all great, but if I’m being perfectly honest, what I really want is happiness,…
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December 21, 2012

Lisa’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
  one: Clutch  two: Orange Throw three: Cheese Markers  four: Shoes  five: Camera Today, our “Commander In Sweets” is sharing her holiday wish list with us. Her picks definitely represent her classic and conservative style. We love the orange throw. Lisa’s wish for 2013: “My wish for 2013 is to appreciate each day and try to live my best life.”…
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December 21, 2012

SILVER & GOLD INSPIRATION

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
Our friend Bird from Bird’s Party asked us to be part of her Pinterest 12 Days of Christmas Party Ideas Giveaway.  Our inspiration was Silver and Gold, which is perfect for the holidays. We think Jewel tones are going to be big in 2013 and Gold is a great accent for those rich colors. You can see all of our Silver and Gold inspiration on Pinterest here. IMAGE SOURCES: Herve Leger Dress Bridesmaid Dresses Tassel…
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December 20, 2012

Bringing in the Holidays: An Excerpt from Amy’s Book

A few weeks back we shared the recipe for our Spiked White Hot Chocolate.  Today we’re sharing the entire New Year’s table from Sweet Designs because we think that the ideas are perfect for the holiday season. With sweet treats like Pound Cake Ice Cubes, Coconut Crispy Rice Cereal Bars, Snowcapped Gingerbread Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream and Shortbread Snowballs, the recipes on this table are guaranteed to satisfy all of your guests’ holiday cravings.…
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December 20, 2012

Gingerbread House Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love this dessert table from Francisca in Portugal. It seems like something you would find in Santa’s studio! Francisca styled this table to display her holiday treats. Sweet treats on the dessert table included push-pops, cookies, cake pops, cupcakes and a gingerbread house.We love the cookies around the milk bottles. Great job!  …
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December 19, 2012

Arisara’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
1. Shoes 2. Necklace 3. Nail Polish 4. Cake Pop Kit 5. Rolling Pin We are back today with another holiday wish list from our team.  This one is from Arisara. Her picks represent her youthful style and love of baking!  What are your holiday wishes? Arisara’s wish for 2013: “In 2013,  I would like to focus on my career and making more time to pursue activities that I enjoy, such as baking, crafting and…
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December 19, 2012

Winter Wonderland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This wintry wonderland was styled by Francisca to display her holiday treats. Francisca wanted a peaceful yet glamorous feel to her table which she achieved by using mercury glass, lace and snowflakes. Wrapped presents were used to give height to her vessels. All of the sweet treats were made by Francisca which included sugar and spice cookies, cupcakes, mini cupcakes, tower of merengue, cake pops and mini cakes. The deer (and tree) on the cake…
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December 18, 2012

Adina’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
1. For the cold  2.  For the Home  3. For the Feet 4. For the Husband 5. For the Baby We are back with Adina’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist.  Adina is a new mom. We love that her picks incorporate her love of design and her love of her family. How cute are the dog cuff links that she picked for her husband? If you missed it this afternoon, take a look at Eric’s holiday wishlist.…
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December 18, 2012

Eric’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
one: Cowl scarf  two: Ice Ball Press Kit three: Tove Frosted Bottle & Glass Set four: Crayon Holder  five: Foosball Table Remember our holiday wish lists from last year? The holiday season is in full swing and we are back with this year’s sweet holiday wish lists from the Amy Atlas team.  First up is Eric. Eric’s picks always reflect his sophisticated taste and sense of style.  Eric’s wish for 2013: To a joyful present…
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December 18, 2012

A Gingerbread Girl Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love this interpretation of Lisa Campbell Ernt’s The Gingerbread Girl by Jenny from Craft That Party. Traditional serving pieces on the dessert table were replaced with cookie sheets and measuring cups. Whisks were fun vertical props. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a pink fondant cake topped with a gingerbread house, chocolate covered Oreos, gingerbread cupcakes topped with mini gingerbread men and peppermint fondant toppers. Guests were able to decorate cookies at the…
December 17, 2012

Remember

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Like many around the world, I am heartbroken about what happened at Sandy Brook Elementary school in Newtown, CT. Originally, I wrote an 800 word post about my feelings as a mom of a 6 year old and eight year old watching this unfold. After reading it several times last night, I realized the names above are all that is needed to write here. Important: I learned that an old friend of mine had daughters…
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December 14, 2012

Little Lamb Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are loving all of the DIY elements in this Little Lamb party that was styled by Vivian from Envy Anvi in Hong Kong for a little boy’s third birthday. A trip to a local gardening store enabled Vivian to get props for the table on the cheap. Gardening props and artificial grass gave the table a rustic feel. White paper poms were transformed into sheep. Using that same design, Vivian also created a pinata…
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December 13, 2012

Great Finds: Sweetniks

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We have a new obsession. One of our clients turned us on to Sweetniks and we are smitten. Sweetniks makes handmade candy and confections and these edible pieces of art are as delicious as they look. We used their lollipops recently on a dessert table and the pops were a huge hit. With cute names like Sux in the City and flavors like Salted Margarita and Violet Flower, these are also a great hostess gift.…
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December 13, 2012

Paris, Je T’aime Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The nominations for the 70th Golden Globes were announced today and we’re sharing this GOLDEN party styled by Thetis of  Little Sooti for a little girl named Paris. We think this table gets top honors! The little girl is feminine and loves all things pretty. Thetis livened things up with a tangerine, peach and gold color palette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included vanilla buttercream cupcakes, homemade marshmallows, white chocolate mousse and pretty sugar…
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December 12, 2012

Wizard of Oz Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love this take on a Wizard of Oz dessert table from Kathryn at All Things Cake and Small in Australia. Kathryn’s daughter has watched the Wizard of Oz several times so it was a fitting theme for her birthday. Apothecary jars filled with fruit set the tone for the rainbow color palette that Kathryn chose. Other sweet treats on the dessert table included emerald green jelly pots, Glenda and the wicked witch cake pop…
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December 12, 2012

Let It Snow Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We have had an unseasonably warm weather in NYC this past week, but this table has made us ready for snow again. This party was styled by London based event planner Aimee Dunne to celebrate the arrival of Christmas.  We love the symmetry of the table. Sweet treats on the dessert table included macarons, cupcakes, chocolates from Selfridges, star shaped cookies and cake pops. So pretty. Scroll down for the vendor credits. Photography by Kate…
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December 11, 2012

A Little Construction Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This construction party was styled by Camila and Flavia from Dona Aranha in Brazil for a boy’s third birthday party. We love the fondant toppers and the cake. Sweet treats on the dessert table included construction hat cake pops, cupcakes, brigadeiros, brownies, coconut candy and a cake for the kids to decorate. Great job.  Scroll down for the vendor credits. Photography by Juliana Gueiros. VENDOR CREDITS: Styling, decor, paper: Dona Aranha White Cake, Cupcakes and…
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December 11, 2012

Mary Jane Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How many of you had Mary Janes growing up? I remember begging my parents to get me a pair and how fun it felt to walk into school clicking those shiny patent shoes once they finally succumbed. This “Mary Janes” style party was created by Katie of Green Apple Paperie for her daughter’s first birthday party. Her daughter’s name is Ella Jane so Katie used Mary Janes as her inspiration. Sweet treats on the dessert…
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December 10, 2012

Sweet Holidays Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We started in Hong Kong this morning and we’re now here with a party from Argentina. This holiday themed dessert table was sent to us by Laura and Maia from All You Need is Cupcake. With the styling services of Vero Farias, the ladies created a holiday table that is great for a small gathering. Laura and Maia made all of the sweet treats on the table which included ornament cookies, snowman cake pops, snowman…