Archive for Tag: Sweet Designs

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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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November 20, 2012

Recipe – Warm Up Your Holiday with Spiked White Hot Chocolate

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes
We did a winter wonderland party for Anthropologie last week so we thought we’d share with you a spiked white hot chocolate.  How good does that sound?  Trust us…it is good!  This recipe is from our holiday chapter in Sweet Designs. Scroll down to see the ingredients and the recipe.  This is a great drink to warm up your guests throughout the winter season. Enjoy:)Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion…
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October 31, 2012

Spooktacular Recipes from Sweet Designs

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Kids
We’re back with some more Halloween inspiration.  We posted ghostly pound cake, Jack-O-Lantern macaron and witches pudding here, as well as easy three ingredient bewitching bark. Today we’re back with Hauntingly Good Hazelnut Truffles, Broomsicles, and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.  I promise you will love these recipes not just for Halloween, but also during any time.  The hazelnut truffles {think Nutella and chocolate wrapped in a buttery ball} are to die for. The pumpkin whoopie pies…
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October 30, 2012

Bewitching Bark

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Book, Recipes
We shared Halloween recipes, templates, and ideas this morning with this Halloween post.  We are back to share this easy, three-ingredient bewitching bark. The recipe is courtesy of Sweet Designs. Bewitching Bark 12 ounces good-quality white chocolate, such as Ghirardelli or Callebaut, finely chopped and meltedOrange food coloring gel, to desired shade 4 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, such as Ghirardelli or Callebaut, finely chopped and melted   Makes 16 to 20 3-inch pieces. 1. Line…
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September 17, 2012

Sweet New Year: Mini Apple Pie Recipe

I’m currently celebrating Rosh Hashana with my family and I thought it would be a good time to share my mini apple pies from Sweet Designs.  One of the rituals of Rosh Hashana is taking sweet apples and dipping them in honey. This is to symbolize that the New Year will be a sweet one. At our Rosh Hashana table, there is a big bowl of glistening honey and after the bracha you’ll find many…
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September 04, 2012

Great Finds: Back to School Roundup

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Kids
1) Apple Goody Bag 2) Apple Brownie 3) Elmer’s Glue 4) Pencil Push Pop 5) Pencil Rolls 6) Sugar Cookies 7) Smartie Pants Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, which means that school starts this week in New York for our kids. Here are some fun Back To School desserts and crafts. What are your favorites?…
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August 15, 2012

Behind The Book Tour: The Final Leg

We finally had a chance to upload the photos of our last three book stops for our Sweet Designs book tour with Williams-Sonoma. Our last stops were the flagship store in San Francisco, Beverly Hills, and Atlanta.  We were starting to get really tired by the end of the tour, but the energy of the people we met at the events kept us going. Scroll down to see all of the pictures and get the…
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July 11, 2012

Behind the Book Tour: Texas {Houston and Austin Stops}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book
 Well…they say that everything is bigger in Texas and they do not lie!  At our Houston and Austin book events, everyone came out with big hearts and big personalities. We definitely felt the love. At the Houston stop, we arrived to the Williams-Sonoma store and saw this as we were parking. What an incredible welcome from the WS team. It was definitely a moment to see that. You just have to take in those…
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July 09, 2012

Behind the Book Tour: NYC and Annapolis!

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Book
We’re back with another behind-the-scenes from our Williams-Sonoma signings for Sweet Designs.  We shared a peek of the first Williams-Sonoma stops a few weeks ago and we’re back with our next two stops. New York City is my home town and I was so happy to have my family and friends there.  My son led a mini-crafting class for the kids that were there with a pinwheel craft project from the book. It was a…
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June 15, 2012

Behind the Book Tour: The First Week!

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book
Whew, it has been a busy couple of weeks for us. Two weeks ago, we ventured out on our national book tour with Williams-Sonoma. The first week had three stops. We started with the Windy City and then we moved on to Philly and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. I have to say…it has been pretty cool. Not only because I’ve been shopping Williams-Sonoma products since as long as I can remember. Although that does make…
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April 30, 2012

Behind The Scenes: Bloomingdales Sweet Designs Book Signing

Last week was a complete whirlwind. Not only did Sweet Designs hit the shelves, but we also had tv appearances like The Today Show and book signings at Fishs Eddy and Bloomingdales.  Stay tuned for information on signings {I’m working out the schedule and balancing it with home life} and another post on the Fishs Eddy event. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the Bloomingdales demo/signing. It was SO great to meet so…
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April 24, 2012

Today is the Day – Sweet Designs Release {+ Today Show Segment}

Click here to see my Today Show segment with Al, Savannah and Natalie from this am. When I first started to develop and pitch this book over three years ago, I envisioned what it be like to have this book that I had put together in my head.  I envisioned what the book would look like, how it would feel, what it would look like in the store. Well, today is the day and I…
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April 20, 2012

The Buzz about Honey, I Love You

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book
Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012 Photography by Johnny Miller. Here is a sneak peek of my Honey, I Love You chapter from Sweet Designs. Thank you to our friends Bakerella, Ritzy Bee, The Decorated Cookie, Edible Crafts and Anders Ruff for sharing our photos with their readers yesterday.    PS – If you haven’t bought Sweet Designs, buy it here!  It’s on sale! …
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April 19, 2012

Honey, I Love You {Sweet Designs Sneak Peek}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book
Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012 Photography by Johnny Miller. Pop on over to the dear Bakerella’s site to see a sneak peek of my Honey, I Love You chapter from Sweet Designs.  You won’t regret it!  Plus, she’s giving away a signed copy of the book!  Head on over now! PS – If you haven’t bought Sweet Designs, buy it here!  It’s on sale! …
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April 06, 2012

Necco Wafer Runner – Sweet Designs Sneak Peek

Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012 Photography by Johnny Miller. UPDATE:  THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. The winners of the KitchenAid Mixer have all been contacted. They are: Bakerella: AnnHostess with the Mostess:  Erica Oh Joy: ColeneBabble: Alyssa How Does She: Kate Creature Comforts: Caroline 100 Layer Cake: Stephanie Sweet Designs: Cindy Our International Winner: Catherine Thank you, again, to everyone who participated. We hope you had…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Scavenger Hunt Update

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Photo of Pastel Pretty, Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012 Photography by Johnny Miller. UPDATE:  THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. The winners of the KitchenAid Mixer are: Bakerella: Ann Hostess with the Mostess:  Erica Oh Joy: Colene Babble: Alyssa How Does She: Kate Creature Comforts: Caroline 100 Layer Cake: Stephanie Sweet Designs: Cindy Our International Winner: Catherine   Thank you, again, to everyone who participated. We hope you had…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #7

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
We hope you guys have had as much fun playing this game as we had putting it together and reading the posts.  We also hope that you loved the Sweet Designs Pastel Pretty chapter.  Most importantly, we hope you found some great new blogs to stare at daily! PLEASE READ THIS POST CAREFULLY! UPDATE: Add the word “and” in two places in your sentence. Before we put up the 4pm EST post where you can…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #6

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Visit the website of the answer above and you will find code words in that persons post to help you complete the scavenger hunt. Don’t forget the seventh clue will be live at 3pm. So check back to play. Read the complete rules here! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all of your pins, tweets, facebook (not required, just for fun!) Here’s the hashtag #AmyAtlasSweetScavengerHunt Just a reminder, we are…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #5

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Visit the website of the answer above and you will find code words in that persons post to help you complete the scavenger hunt. Don’t forget the sixth clue will be live at 2pm. So check back to play. Read the complete rules here! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all of your pins, tweets, facebook (not required, just for fun!) Here’s the hashtag #AmyAtlasSweetScavengerHunt Just a reminder, we are…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #4

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Another hint…This one is very tricky.  When you do find the site, click on blogs and then Family Kitchen. Visit the website of the answer above and you will find code words in that persons post to help you complete the scavenger hunt. Don’t forget the fifth clue will be live at 1pm. So check back to play. Read the complete rules here! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all…