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October 04, 2011

Crazy for Cane!

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
1. tray 2. plate 3. cake  4. clipboard 5. votive holder 6. candle 7. throw 8. pillow 9. sheets 10. tables 11. chair 12. stool We’re crazy for cane at Amy Atlas so I’m exploring it with you today. The preppy meets garden trellis vibe of a cane design works well in interior design, fashion, parties and dessert design. Just look at how great the woven pattern looks on that celadon Kate Sullivan cake, but…
September 30, 2011

Turn your Closet into Confections: Ruffles!

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
We’re back with another Turn Your Closet into Confections.  We had our first TYCIC on the last day of fashion week here.  Today we’re exploring ruffles!  Who doesn’t love the romantic, cascading ruffles that we so often see on dresses, collars, and skirts?  We were inspired by the Aire Barcelona wedding dress and Dior ruffled bag, but we bet if you go into your closet you’ll find something with ruffles! You can see how ruffled…
September 27, 2011

Passionate for Peacock

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
1. pom poms 2. pink candle 3. teal candle 4. cupcake 5. cookie 6. tablescape 7. chair 8. pillow 9. burlap gift sacks 10. card 11. nail polish 12. earrings 13. cuffWe love a good ‘ole peacock design at Amy Atlas.  The combination of turquoise, chartreuse, and feathers makes us want to spread our feathers and get designing. Whether it is on that gorgeous peacock chair {to.die.for!} to party decor like peacock stationery or…
September 23, 2011

Fall for Faux Bois

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
There is something about the texture and design of a gorgeous wood grain that is so appealing. The french term “faux bois” refers to fake wood and the design has been used on everything from cakes to coasters and candle votives.  We love it for a design for a fall party.  Today is the first day of fall and we are definitely falling for faux bois!  Above are some fun ways you can incorporate faux…
September 15, 2011

New Column: Turn Your Closet into Confections

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
Today at Sweet Designs, we’re starting a new column: Turn Your Closet into Confections.  Since today is the last day of Spring 2012 Fashion Week in New York, we thought it was the perfect time to launch it. Inspired by the beloved former Domino Magazine’s “Turn This Outfit Into A Room” column {best magazine and book ever!}, we will showcase how fashion can be translated into desserts. Since we’re inspired by textiles and fashion…
April 05, 2011

Paint Chip Easter Garland + Easter Giveaway/Pantone Egg Contest

We’ve seen the creative use of paint and pantone chips for many fun projects over the last few years.  It first started with David Stark’s genius idea of using 15,000 paint chips to blanket an entire venue for the American Patrons of Tate Artist’s Dinner {you can take a peek here}.  More recently, we’ve seen pantone treats like these cookies and these cupcakes.  We’ve even seen pantone chip magnets, dishes, and mugs lately.  So we…
February 02, 2011

S’mores Magazine Shoot

S’mores Bar by Amy Atlas.  Photograph by Antonis Achilleos.  Scroll below for behind the scenes pics…. Hey folks, We’re so busy prepping for our book shoot {we start shooting in a couple of weeks!}, but I thought I’d leave you with a little inspiration that we created recently for a magazine shoot.  Even though it is freezing in New York, I think our s’mores bar above would make anyone excited for a camping trip.  …
January 19, 2011

Sweet Valentine’s Day Cookies and Cake Gift Box

While searching through some of my favorite sites yesterday, I came across this adorable DIY Valentine’s project from I Am Baker on craftgossip that any “sweet” would love. She created a personalized crossword puzzle written on a cookie nestled inside a chocolate cake box.  So cute. Check out all of the great details here.…
December 24, 2010

Behind the Scenes at The Today Show

View my entertaining tips on The Today Show segment here!We have a special treat for you today.  We stopped by The Today Show this morning for a live segment for their 9am hour.  I was on air to share with anchor Tamron Hall {and lots of viewers} how to create sweets tables for both Christmas and New Year’s.  Click above to see both the behind-the-scenes vlog and the actual segment.  Scroll down to get…
November 18, 2010

Fruit and Veggie Table

I know it is rare to see a non-dessert table on this blog, but as soon as I saw this fruit and veggie table by Esther Kim of My Bride Story, I knew I had to share it with you all.  Esther was inspired by our dessert tables and used the same techniques on this healthy spread as we would for a dessert spread.  Like myself, Esther is a mom and is conscious of what…
November 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Crafty Roundup

Thanksgiving is next week {can you all believe it?} and we’re loving these crafty Thanksgiving ideas.  How will you all be decorating your Thanksgiving tables?  Thanksgiving place setting, mayflower and pilgrim cups, turkey leg, and turkey spoon holder, apple pie snack holder and Give Thanks Tree via Fiskars, paper turkey via One Charming Party, yarn turkey and turkey napkin holder via Parents, Teepee centerpiece via Kaboose, gourd gobblers via All You.  Check out our tips…
November 12, 2010

Cupcake Wrapper Garland Tutorial

I’m back today with One Charming Party’s cupcake wrapper garland tutorial used on their party shown here yesterday. Cupcake wrapper garlands have been really popular over the blogosphere for the last couple of years. This tutorial shows how easy it is to create this crafty decorative embellishment.  Enjoy!   Photography by Nicole Hill Gerlulat.…
October 29, 2010

Fun Halloween Game + Giveaway!

Happy Halloween from all of us at Amy Atlas Events.  We played a fun Halloween Candy Estimation {or Guess-timation} Challenge with some of our friends and I thought I’d share it with you as a fun Halloween game to play with your friends and family at a Halloween party.  We filled up 2 gallon jars from Anchor Hocking and The Jar Store with candy and sent them off to some of our friends and asked…
October 28, 2010

Creepy Halloween Treats

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Sweet Styling Tricks
See below for credits. Are you all getting your Halloween recipes out?  I know we are!  Not only have we been working on Halloween projects all week, but I also have my two boys at home counting down the days until Halloween is here. Above is a roundup of some of my favorite creepy Halloween treats.  Aren’t they all adorable?  So what are you waiting for?  Get out your flour and sugar and get into…
October 27, 2010

Quick & Easy Halloween Decor

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Styling Tricks
Since we’re all in Halloween mode and some of you may be scrambling last minute to get together Halloween decor ideas, I thought you’d all enjoy some fun and easy Halloween decor ideas.  Enjoy! Spooky stickers from Lindi Haws for The Sweetest Occasion, Bat garland via House of Clouds, Ghost cups via The Crafty Crow, Halloween Hershey stickers via Posh Pixels Studio.…
October 22, 2010

Carnival Guest Dessert Feature

We’re up to the second guest feature of the day.  This one is from Kirsten of A Little Polka Dot.  Yes, I know we’re getting ready for Halloween, but I’m going to bombard you with Halloween inspiration next week so we might as well take a break before we head into the week.  Besides, this feature is coming in from the other side of the world, where it will be summer soon!   Kirsten just started…
October 15, 2010

EEK! Trick for Treats

We have one more trick for your treats today!  This is another diy goody bag that we created for Lil Sugar. The directions are so simple…check it out…. Eek! Favor Bags Brown kraft bags – I bought from Michaels, but you can find at any craft store or online Eek! rub ons 1//8 inch hole puncher Orange yarn or string Candy of choice Rub on Halloween design according to rub on directions.  Fill bag up…
October 15, 2010

More Halloween Tricks for Treats & BIG Giveaway!

I’m back today with another Halloween trick we created for dressing up your treats. But before I get to that…I have an exciting Halloween giveaway for you.  Cocodot and I are giving away another FIFTEEN free annual subscriptions to Cocodot!  The first 100 winners from the last contest received their free membership last night and we saw lots of people tweeting about sending out our new Halloween collection for Cocodot!  Halloween is just around the…
October 14, 2010

Halloween Tricks for Treats

We created some tricks for dressing up your treats which we shared on Babble this week and I thought you guys would like to see them here as well.  These styling tricks are super easy to create.  I even had my kids join in on creating them! Here are the diy steps. Candy Cups Wilton cups (or dixie cups or cupcake wrappers) Scrap book paper of choice (there are lots of great Halloween patterns available…
September 30, 2010

New Halloween Ticings Edible Sheets + Giveaway

Remember when I first introduced Ticings, the company with edible icing sheets, last year here?  Well, today Ticings is launching a fun Halloween collection just in time for Halloween planning and they shared it with us first.  I adore these new cobweb, owl, “bite me” and “boo” designs. These are perfect for the at-home baker who is a little intimidated to experiment with Halloween decorating.  But don’t think these are just for novice bakers, I…