Archive for: May, 2013

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May 31, 2013

Love Is Sweet Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We’re ending this week of pretty posts with this dessert table styled by Francisca from Portugal to display her beautiful treats. Francisca brought heirloom items, including china and crochet doilies from her great grandmother’s collection to display her treats. The sweets that she created for the dessert table included included ruffled and rosette cakes, cupcakes, meringue, cake pops, sugar and spice cookies, and mini bundt cakes. Put this one in your pocket for Valentine’s Day.…

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May 30, 2013

Rustic Wedding Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

We are all about pretty on the blog this week. This party was submitted by Paige from Simply Sweet and would be perfect for a wedding, Valentine’s Day or an engagement party. We love the multi-colored pastel wooden slat backdrop. Bird cages, an old fashioned typewriter, lace and a fabric bunting gave the party a rustic vibe. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a fondant cake and ruffled buttercream cake, beautifully decorated cookies, cupcakes,…

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May 29, 2013

Spa Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

What is there not to love about a spa party? This party was styled by Sammy from Oh It’s Perfect in Australia for her daughter’s 7th birthday. Her daughter’s favorite color is purple so Sammy used a purple palette with glitzy gold and aqua accents for the party design. We LOVE the spa cupcakes, which included cucumber mask, vanity mirror, lipstick, hair blower, eye shadow, nail polish and slipper cupcake toppers! Other sweet treats on…

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May 28, 2013

Pretty Pantone Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We hope you guys had a great weekend. We have something special to start your week today. This party was styled by Leanne from Sweet Style in Australia for a little girls birthday. The little girl loves art so Leanne created an Art & Crafts party using all the Pantone chips as her inspiration. Art canvases were used as vessels to display the food and pretty pink and green cake stands complemented the backdrop. Sweet…

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May 24, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

We are heading out East this weekend for Memorial Day to take in the sun (hopefully) and barbecue with good friends. We are honoring the men and women that serve this nation this weekend and although we love our parties, we try not to forget what this day is all about. We are sending you off with some fun stuff to get you in the patriotic mood. Have a great weekend.
Photo credit: Better Homes…

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May 23, 2013

Crazy About Coco Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We have always had an affinity for Coco Chanel. Not just because of her impeccable taste, but because she was a ground breaker who changed all the fashion rules. This Coco Chanel inspired cocktail party was styled by Sasha from Make It Chic Events for her girlfriends. Sasha used inspiration from our book (we are loving the pleated pedestal skirt and hat box favors), and kept the table stylish. We also love the dotted buttercream…

lovingly caputred by Sarah Danaher (Ampersand Photography, © 2012)
May 22, 2013

Love You More Than Chocolate Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This party was styled by Anita and Ami from EyeCandyCville for a couple who love chocolate. We love how Anita made poms from natural coffee filters. Twigs, mercury glass, crates and wood shutters created a rustic setting. Sweet treats on the dessert table included “grown up” milk and cookies (with shots of Kahlua and milk), pumpkin cheesecake pops, blueberry creme tartlettes, magic cookie bars, red velvet cupcakes, chocolate hazelnut mousse and wedding cake.  Guests were…

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May 21, 2013

Something About Strawberries Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Strawberries are in season right now and the farmers’ markets in NYC are chock full of them. This party, styled by Bird from Bird’s Party, is perfect for a spring fling or picnic party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included strawberry cake pops, cupcakes, macarons, meringues and a pretty pink cake topped with DIY fondant strawberries. Other great DIY elements included homemade jam party favors, crepe paper pomanders and ribbon cake bunting. A potting…

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May 20, 2013

Pink and Green Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This sweet party was styled by one of our readers, Trisha, for her daughter’s birthday. Trisha was inspired by a 1950′s ice cream parlor and used pastel pink and green hues with strong black and white contrasts. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a pink ruffled cake,  ice cream cookies, meringues, doughnuts and candy. Pretty, right? We hope you all had a good weekend.  Did you do anything fun?

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May 17, 2013

Tutti Frutti Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

We love this tutti fruity party by Sibel from Sibella Photography. Sibel created it for Food Allergy Awarness Week and made a food display that was strong on flavor with allergen-free ingredients. This table reminded us of the Fruit & Veggie Table we shared a few years back. We love the youthful vibe that this table emits, with the hanging paper fruit and the citrus colors. Sweet treats on the fruit table included star fruit…

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May 16, 2013

Rag Doll Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Growing up, did you have a favorite doll?  I did. It was my Strawberry Shortcake doll and by the time I reached middle school, she had lost an eye, some hair and was raggedy, but I loved her nonetheless. This rag doll party was styled by Maggie and Cristina from Via Blossom for Cristina’s daughter’s birthday and brought back memories of that doll! We love how Maggie and Cristina incorporated scraps of fabric throughout the…

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May 14, 2013

Five Alarm Guest Dessert Feature {& Tissue Fire Backdrop Tutorial}

There are not enough words to describe how much we love this cake pop display (scroll down below for a tutorial on how to create the tissue paper fire backdrop)…. This five alarm party was styled by Virginie at That Cute Little Cake for her little boy’s second birthday. Virginie found a design of his favorite cartoon character, Fireman Sam, in a book and knew she had to make that cake for him. She

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May 14, 2013

Star Wars Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

There were no Jedi mind tricks with this fun party from Suzanne of Mon Tresor for a little boy’s 5th birthday party. He is an avid star wars fan so she created a party centered around that theme.  Sweet treats on the dessert table included birthday cake, lightsaber cupcakes, lego chocolate cakepops, macarons and an assortment of candy highlighted by Star Wars labels. Each little Jedi received their own lightsaber and Jedi robe upon arrival…

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May 13, 2013

Ladybug Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

Living in NYC does not allow for many ladybug sightings. We are getting our dose today though with this adorable party by Kelli from Parties by KLM …for a little girl’s 2nd birthday. The birthday girl’s mother wanted the “Lovebug” ladybug theme because that is what they call their daughter. We adore all of the clever treats on the dessert table including the strawberry ladybugs, cake pop ladybugs, raspberry tarts, Oreo garden shooters. ladybug decorated

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May 10, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest

Good Morning all. I’m not one for sharing a lot of pics of my family on here as I’m quite protective of my clan, but I had the urge to put a picture up of mom this am. I feel so very lucky to have my mom. There really isn’t any bond quite like it, right? She’s there for me unconditionally and I’m appreciating that more and more lately.
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom,…

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May 09, 2013

Colorful Chevron Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This pattern driven and colorful party was styled by Julie from Frame & Bow in Australia to celebrate the joint birthday of her son and daughter. Julie found most of her inspiration in the Aztec prints, chevron patterns and bright colors that she saw recently in fashion. How great is that cake and the patterned chocolate bar wrappers? Other sweet treats on the dessert table included chocolate truffles, cookies, cupcakes, and jelly in recycled baby…

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May 08, 2013

Cat In The Hat Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat party was styled by Flavia from Flavia Almeida Photography in Brazil for her kids’ 2nd and 3rd birthday parties. How fantastic are those cakes?!  We also love the hat centerpieces on the tables and the Thing 1 and Thing 2 goody bags. Sweet treats on the dessert table included Thing 2 cupcakes and macarons, chocolate lollipops and the two hat cakes by Acucareiro.  We call this…Fun-In-A-Party!  Great job!  …

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May 07, 2013

Strong Man Carnival Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

This party was styled by Whitney from Bon Fortune for two special boys. The little brother has overcome a neurological speech disorder called Apraxia. For this joint birthday party, the family decided to give back to the speech center that helped him instead of accepting gifts. We love how the theme of the party was a “Strong Man” themed carnival party to celebrate the strength of the boys. Sweet treats on the dessert table included…

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May 06, 2013

Rustic Summer Wedding Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions

This party is like a pocket full of sunshine. Clair from Calamity Cakes styled this party for her sister-in-law’s wedding. Clair showed off shades of yellow in glass apothecary jars for a summer-y look. Sweet treats on the dessert table included an assortment of yellow candy, millionaire bars, cupcakes and a homemade 5 tiered chocolate mud cake. Other design elements at the party included local timber turned into vessels, mason jars with floating candles, lanterns…

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May 03, 2013

Sweet Origins: Derby Pie {& Bourbon Desserts Round-Up}

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Origins

I am headed out to Louisville today for the Kentucky Derby. Big hats are what many people think of when they hear the words Kentucky Derby (I found mine yesterday and it’s veerrry big!). Of course, when I hear the words Kentucky Derby, I think of Derby Pie. Have you had Derby Pie before?  I had it on my last trip to the Derby and it is SO good. The delicious chocolate and walnut tart…