Archive for: July, 2013

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July 31, 2013

A Fizzy Drink that You’ll Devour: Sour Cherriade Recipe

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
Just yesterday, the First Department of the Appellate Division of NY unanimously ruled against Mayor Bloomberg’s Soda Ban by upholding a former NY Supreme Court ruling. All this soda talk got us thinking about soda in our office, especially since I’m a recovering Diet Coke drinker. I pulled out Andrew Schloss’ Homemade Soda book from my cookbook collection. This book has homemade soda recipes, often incorporating fresh fruits and herbs. I found a Sour Cherry…
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July 30, 2013

Hot Air Balloon Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Our heads are in the clouds today with this sweet Hot Air Balloon themed dessert table that was styled by Belinda from Styled By Belle for a little boy’s christening. Belinda chose a soft blue & white color palette with pops of red to bring in the red hot air balloon. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cloud cupcakes, macarons, cloud cookie pops, homemade cloud marshmallows, and a beautiful two tiered cloud cake. Great…
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July 29, 2013

Pastel Picnic Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We hope you guys had a great weekend. We’re loving this pastel picnic table styled by Lindsey of Unforgettable Impressions. Lindsey recently finalized an adoption and she created this party for the “Gotcha Day” celebration. We love how Lindsey had a celebration and we also are smitten with the pastel palette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included homemade cookies, pastel pretzels, macarons, rice crispy treats, ice cream shaped marshmallow cones, rock candy, and salt…
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July 26, 2013

Rockabilly Caravan Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Are you all ready for a rockabilly party?  Gillian of Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design styled this fun themed party for her daughter’s 7th birthday. Gillian brought in cherries and flamingos for the design since those were icons tied to the rockabilly fad. The birthday girl celebrated with a handful of friends in a vintage caravan. All the guests had their hair quaffed by the lovely Pin Up Kat of My little Rockabilly. The girls…
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July 25, 2013

How to Throw a Glam Golf Get Together

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
The royal baby was not the only news out of England making headlines this week. With all of the excitement surrounding the British Open last week (YAY Phil Mickelson!) our minds were drifting to beautiful fairways and preppy attire. We were inspired by the lush greens and blue water of the course to come up with a Glam Golf Party. We love bringing in elements from the theme, but doing it in an understated way.…
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July 24, 2013

Polka Dot Party: Inspired by Duchess Kate and Princess Diana

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
We love how Duchess Kate wore a blue and white polka dot Jenny Packham dress yesterday while leaving the hospital just as Princess Diana did when she left the hospital with baby William. We’re huge fans of Kate’s fashion and pulled together some polka dot party ideas inspired by the dress everyone is talking about. These products are timeless and perfect for a baby shower, right? Kate | Diana | Cake Plate  | Dinner Plate …
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July 23, 2013

Rainbow Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
In case you missed our colorful post this morning, we are back with a colorful party from Kathryn Whitaker. Kathryn created this party for her daughter’s 6th birthday. When kids arrived they joined rainbow activity stations like (1) making rainbows with Fruit Loops, (2) creating colorful pinwheels, (3) making get your head in the clouds rainbow wands, and (4) playing pin the cloud on the rainbow. A dessert table included vanilla cakepops, rainbow cookies, rainbow…
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July 23, 2013

Rainbow of Color Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are sprinkling you with color this morning with a rainbow party styled by Sasha from Make It Chic Events for her stepdaughter’s birthday party. Sweet treats on the dessert table included homemade rainbow cupcakes, cake pops, amd a rainbow tiered cake. Rainbow sugar cookies and striped cookies made by The Sweet Shop Cookie Company, popcorn in rainbow striped boxes, and rainbow candy also gave the table a pop of color. Guests painted rainbow murals…
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July 22, 2013

Great Finds: Sweet and Stout

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
We hope you all had a great weekend. We have had some HOT days over the past couple of weeks. We love the idea of a frosty cold beer on a hot summer day. For St. Patty’s Day, we shared this Root & {Guinness} Beer Float recipe with you. It was only a matter of time before beer made its way into the sweets world with craft beers being all of the rage these days.…
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July 19, 2013

Vintage Pony Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How pretty is this pony party from Miranda of Whimsically Detailed? She created this shabby chic party for her daughter’s birthday? Miranda offset the hay from the traditional barn theme with feminine items like her daughter’s pink chandelier, a custom silk linen, and a background of pink and turquoise rosettes. A spray painted step stool and crates gave height for the desserts on the dessert table. The treats on the dessert table were gorgeous, including…
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July 18, 2013

Honey Baby Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Anne of El’uccellino Design styled this “birds and the Mommy to bee” dessert table for a client’s baby shower. Anne brought in burlap and birdcages to play up the theme. She found grapevine cones at the craft store and turned them into beehives by attaching felt circles and fake bees. She also hung construction paper bird cut outs with ribbon and guests wrote their wishes for the ba-bee on the birds. Sweet treats on the…
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July 17, 2013

How to Throw a Regal Royal Baby Shower

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
With the world waiting to hear news about the Royal Baby, royal baby shower themes are definitely on trend. We gathered some fun ideas and products for a Regal Royal baby shower. Since we don’t know if it is a boy or a girl, we think a Britannia Union Jack color palette with royal blue and red is perfect. You don’t need a fortress for this fete. Use baby rattles with handles for napkin holders,…
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July 16, 2013

Circus Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We’re not the biggest fans of clowns, but Melissa of The Sweet Society made this circus/clown party so chic. Melissa created this for her son’s 8th birthday. Melissa’s son loves the Bozo the Clown book so Melissa used that as inspiration for the party. We love how the old fashioned machinery at the venue gave it a vintage vibe. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a clown harlequin cake, clown cakepops, star cookies, rice…
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July 15, 2013

Hawaiian Luau Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Aloha everyone! We are loving this Luau dessert table that Nikki created for her daughter’s 5th grade dance. The fabulous background design was made of giant crepe paper flowers and was inspired by vintage Hawaiian postcards. We love how Nikki cut paper to look like fruit and how she made the the fringe serving pieces from construction paper. However, our favorite element is pineapple cake pop centerpiece! With the pineapple being a prominent symbol of…
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July 12, 2013

Loving Lucite!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
1) Earrings  2) Clutch  3) Tray  4) Chair  5) Bracelet  6) Coasters  7) Bracelet  8) Fuchsia Bracelet I ADORE Lucite. Whether it is for interiors, fashion or party design, using Lucite allows you to bring in color and light in a brilliant way. Lucite can be tinted virtually any color and can be transparent, opaque {think milk-glass!}, or opalescent Moonglow. I love wearing Lucite cuffs and necklaces during the summer. My prop closet is also…
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July 11, 2013

GETTING TO KNOW OUR TEAM: STYLE & DESIGN INTERN LAUREN

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Lauren at the Lennon Wall in Prague. We have to say, we have been extremely fortunate with the interns that we have had on our team. This summer is no exception. Today we are introducing you to our very talented Style & Design intern Lauren. Not only is she a great crafter, stylist and designer, but she’s also a talented illustrator. Quadruple threat. We adore having her on our team! WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT…
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July 11, 2013

Dots and Desserts Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Who doesn’t love oversized dots? Robyn and Lisa of Lettuce & Co. styled this party for their client Poppy who loves the color poppy and dots. The party was held in the birthday girl’s home which was a converted warehouse. Robyn and Lisa added pink touches to give the palette a feminine touch. Sweet treats on the dessert table included a raspberry mud cake with vanilla buttercream and oversized red dots, white chocolate baby cakes,…
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July 10, 2013

Plum Perfection {18 Plum Desserts to Get Your Juices Flowing}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
1) Plum Clafoutis  2) Plum Almond Tart  3) Plum Cake  4) Plum Galette  5) Plum Financiers  6) Plum Cherry Crumble           7) Roasted Plums. We’re talking plums today. I think that plums don’t quite get the attention they should receive. Somehow cherries, peaches, and strawberries steal the show during the summer months, right?  It’s a shame since plums work so well when baked into cobblers, galettes, financiers, cakes, crisps and crumbles. In my area, plum season…
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July 09, 2013

National Sugar Cookie Day: Beer and Hot Dog Cookies from Bake at 350

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
How fun are these beer and hot dog cookies? The cookies are from Bridget of Bake  at 350′s cookbook and we think they are perfect for National Sugar Cookie Day {yep, that’s today!} and summer barbecues. Head on to Bridget’s blog for her delicious go-to sugar cookie recipe and her many cookie designs. You could be there for hours so grab a drink and a cookie and enjoy!…
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July 09, 2013

Very Hungry Caterpillar Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Happy National Sugar Cookie Day!  We have had some really creative sugar cookie inspiration like this one and this one. This party that was styled by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet in Australia is providing the inspiration today. Jacki styled this party for a client’s son. For the backdrop, Jacki chose white washed paneled wood that she created herself. Sweet treats on the dessert table included fruit sugar cookies, cupcakes topped with fondant caterpillar and food…