Archive for Tag: Holidays

December 12, 2013

Red Holiday Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We have another pretty holiday party on the blog today. This one is from Francisca of Cupcake in Portugal. She baked and styled everything for this bird themed Christmas party – wow! Francisca styled the party for a family holiday soiree in her home. We love how Francisca incorporated meaningful family items into the party, like the shutter from her grandparent’s country house and the handmade crochet linen from her great grandmother’s trousseau. Sweet treats…
November 19, 2013

Sneak Peek: Gingerbread House Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Sneak peek. We’re loving this Gingerbread party from Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes. Here is a little peek, but come back later for all of the fabulous exclusive details.…
September 19, 2013

Great Finds: GODIVA Truffle Flights

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Great Finds
I’m sure you all know, but I’m pretty obsessed with truffles. I mean, what is not to love, right? Chocolate coatings filled with oozy, rich and creamy ganache? I’ve used thousands over the years on my dessert tables, piling them high in compotes and on cake stands. I’ve tried truffles from everywhere. I dare you to test me. Don’t because the list is too long. My standard for truffles is very high. So I was…
December 23, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Crafting with Michaels on Anderson

About a month ago, I worked with Michaels on a fun crafting project with kids and moms on Anderson. While the crafting project was for Thanksgiving, I think many of you can do the same craft with your kids for the last days of Chanukah and Christmas. A little about the segment…I’m sure many of you know, but Anderson Cooper has a new daytime talk show and it is fabulous. Anderson had a Thanksgiving special…
December 23, 2011

Jo’s Sweet Holiday Wish List

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Great Finds
We hope that  you are enjoying the holiday wish lists and getting to know the Amy Atlas team a little bit better. Up next is Jo. The dress from Top Shop is fun and sophisticated, exactly how we would describe Jo. So far we’ve shared Amy’s, Lisa’s, Arisara’s, Eric’s, Natalie’s and Adina’s.  We still have one more so keep checking in!  What’s on your wish list this year? We’d love to know! 1) Candle 2)…
December 12, 2011

Merry Monday: Storybook Christmas

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Merry Monday everyone.  We are full of holiday inspiration today. Every year, when The Nutcracker comes to NYC, we know the holiday season has arrived. We received this beautiful photo shoot from Xiomora at A Styled Fete, which was inspired by that classic story, as well as holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas and Twelve Days of Christmas. We LOVE how Xiomora creatively tied in storybook quotes into the dessert spread, like the …
November 17, 2011

Fall Feast Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This fall feast was sent to us by Cris from Crissy Crafts. She threw a small Thanksgiving get together for her children and their friends. In Chris’ native Brazil, corn is a big part of celebrations. To embrace her heritage, “corn” was part of many of the sweets and decorations. Corn husks were used to dress up the water bottles and as a vessel to serve the food. Sweet treats included caramel and kernel popcorn,…
August 26, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Amy Atlas – Back to Baking

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I was back in the kitchen yesterday for a fun, holiday baking editorial project.  My kids were away for the day and it gave me a chance to do some serious testing all day.  Lucky for them, I saved lots of festive treats for them.  There were eggnog cookies with homemade eggnog, peppermint and gingerbread treats, and even a Nutella dessert {more to come on this as the holidays approach}.  With Hurricane Irene on its…
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…
December 21, 2010

Gingerbread House Cookie Pops + Winner of Williams Sonoma Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids, Recipes
Is there anything that The Decorated Cookie makes that we don’t love?  Check out these adorable mini gingerbread pops and the how-to here.  They look so fun for holiday entertaining or holiday gifts! PS – Congratulations to Kerissa who won the Williams Sonoma gingerbread cake pan giveaway from yesterday’s post. Happy Holidays!…
December 20, 2010

Santa Guest Dessert Feature + Williams-Sonoma Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Swag
Jenny and Peggy of The Sweet Parlour sent over this fun and festive Christmas guest dessert feature with lots of inspiration for the upcoming holiday.  With just five days until Christmas, there are lots of fun baking ideas on this table to give you inspiration to jump into the kitchen. I think the upside Santa cupcakes are so cute!  I also love the peppermint lollipop cookiepops, mini-brownie wrapped presents, striped cakepops, and candy cane milk.  …
December 17, 2010

Christmas Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We are loving this Christmas guest dessert feature from Christina Nease of Celebrations at Home.  Christina created a fun, kid-friendly sweets table that would make any kid or adult feel like a kid in a candy store.  The milk doughnut snowman were inspired by this article from Better Homes and Gardens.  We’re totally smitten with them.  We also love the candy Christmas tree topiaries, the ice cream cone trees at the place settings, and the…
December 15, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas – Holiday Prep

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
Creating an ornament tree We’ve been very busy with client holiday parties, upcoming tv segments, and preparation for our book photo shoot.  I thought I’d show you a little peek of some of the things we’re working on. I’ll show you the completed looks soon, but below is a glimpse of us finding the right props, our color stories, and a peek at beautiful tissue ornament arrangements. Enjoy! Propping for the right ornaments….Mercury glass…
December 10, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas – Holiday Party in Colin Cowie’s Home

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
From left: Myself, Colin Cowie, Lisa Hauptman of AAE.  No, Lisa and I did not coordinate the chartreuse palette.  Yes, Colin has fresh green chrysanthemum on his beautiful Christmas tree. We were at a very special holiday party last night.  Colin Cowie hosted an intimate holiday party at his home in New York City for The B-List and a couple of other close friends.  You can only imagine what a joy it was…
December 06, 2010

Sweets and Treats Holiday Collection

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Great Finds
Just in time for the holidays, Catherine of Design Editor sent us her newest collection on holiday Etsy collection.  The Sweets and Treats Holiday Collection is festive and fun.  The DIY Party Kit includes cookie swaps, party circles, cupcake/cookie wrappers and much more.  The designs can be used for anything from a kid’s party to a holiday brunch. We love things that make party planning simple and this kit does just that.  Thanks Catherine!…
December 02, 2010

Vlog # 7 – Sweet Talk With Chocolatier Jacques Torres {+ Chocolate Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Swag, Videos
If you were here this yesterday, then you were able to see a sneak peek of Master Chocolatier Jacques Torres’ amazing chocolate shop in NYC.  In preparation for the holidays, I had a chance to have a “sweet talk” with Jacques and make chocolate Christmas trees with him.  Check out the vlog to see Jacques teaching me a little of his craft. Jacques has also graciously offered up a delicious chocolate gift to one lucky…
December 24, 2009

Holiday Cookie Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
In case you are still baking for Christmas, here are some fun holiday cookie ideas from Readers Digest via the Decorated Cookie. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!…
December 24, 2009

Holiday Desserts from Cannelle et Vanille

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
I’m loving the chestnut holiday desserts that Aran of Cannelle et Vanilleis baking in her kitchen for the holidays. Aran and I quickly bonded when we worked on this event together. She is a gifted baker, amazing photographer and stylist, and she happens to be as sweet as sugar. Lucky me, I am in Aran’s area for the holidays and I get to see her again during the holiday break. Here are some of the…
December 14, 2009

Eggnog Cannolis from Stuffed Artisan

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I don’t know how time is flying by so fast, but Christmas is just around the corner and it is time to start prepping your menus for the holiday. If you are looking for something special to serve for dessert, try out these eggnog cannolis from Stuffed Artisan Cannolis. Owners Anthony and Brielle have mixed American culinary concepts with the authentic Italian pastry filling and have mastered the twist on this traditional Southern Italian dessert.…
December 05, 2009

Martha Craft Sale – Sneak Peek

By: Amy Atlas, in Uncategorized
I’m just back from the Martha Stewart private craft sale and it was fantastic! Tomorrow, Martha will open the craft sale to the public for the first time ever! There were several talented crafters from the Martha family selling their holiday crafts. You can view the details about the event here. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of the event! I had a chance to meet with Kids Editorial Director & Designer for…