Archive for: December, 2011

December 20, 2011

Arisara’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

We’re back with another wish list.  Yesterday, I shared my wish list and we’ll be sharing our team’s wish lists for the holiday throughout the week.  This one is from Arisara, our design intern.  What is on your wish list for the holidays? Come back tomorrow to see another fun wish list from our team. “In 2012 I want to focus on my last semester at school, graduating with a high gpa and getting the
December 20, 2011

Snowflake Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Winter Wonderland submission is from Kate from Kiss Me Kate in Australia. She just moved into a new home and threw a housewarming party. We love the stark contrast of the blue backdrop against the white desserts and vessels. Snowflakes adorned the backdrop and the cupcakes giving the table a wintery feel. Sweet treats included macarons, cupcakes and sugar cookies. Scroll down below to see the vendor credits. To see some more wintery submissions,…
December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah: Festival of Lights Guest Dessert Feature

Tonight is the first night of Hannukah and I’m getting ready to celebrate with my family while we’re away. We so rarely get Hanukkah submissions so this made me quite happy.  This one is from Nicolle of Libby Lane Press. She created a Hannukah play date for her daughter and a few of her daughter’s friends. We love the cupcake menorah using cupcakes, mini-twix as the candles and yellow M&M’s as the flame. This idea…
December 19, 2011

Amy’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

To get into the holiday spirit, my team and I thought it would be fun to put together fun holiday “wish” lists.  These aren’t gift guides and some items may be pricey, but hey, they are just “wish” lists.  We can dream a little, right?  When I saw the wish list from each of my team members, I realized how much of everyone’s personality was in their wish list. I thought I would share them…
December 19, 2011

Merry Monday: Sophie’s Choice

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This holiday submissions was sent to us by Kirsten from K & Co. She created this party for her daughter, Sophie’s birthday (which happens to coincided with the holidays). That cake was such a creative use of candy. Kirsten created the cake using Kit Kat bars and M&M’s and then kept it all together with a festive red ribbon. Sweet activities included letter writing to Santa, making gingerbread men puzzles, and creating Christmas trees using…
December 19, 2011

Merry Monday: White Elephant

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This party was sent to us by Renee from Bees Knees Creative. She created this table for a last minute holiday party. She decided on a “White Elephant gift exchange” theme, inspired by her latest holiday printable designs. In case you don’t know what a white elephant gift exchange is, click here. The color palette is festive and bright. Sweet treats included sugar cookies, cake pops, cupcakes and mini donuts that mimicked the design and…
December 19, 2011

Merry Monday: Fireplace Fun

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Merry Monday everyone.  We have lots of great holiday inspiration for you today. To start us off, this holiday dessert scenery was sent to us by Aaliyah of The Sweetest Affair.  Aaliyah created an interior with a mock up of mantle filled with candy. The chair is decorated with a Jelly Bean pillow and the fireplace is constructed of Cherry Cheesecake lollipop flowers and mini chocolate bars. This is incredibly creative! Under the fireplace sits…
December 16, 2011

Winter ONEderland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
How fun is this table? This winter ONEderland came to us from Gwynn of Gwynn Wasson Designs. She created this party for her son’s first birthday. Using the invitation as inspiration, Gwynn turned her California backyard into a snow filled playground. A welcoming committee of penguins greeted the guests as they arrived. Sweet treats included polar bear and penguin cookies, polar bear and penguin cake pops and homemade cupcakes. The centerpiece of the table was…
December 16, 2011

Getting Frost Bite with Sierra Mist Naturals

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes
We were asked by Sierra Mist Natural to try some of their Cocktail/Mocktail recipes..so, of course, we turned it into a reason to entertain yesterday.  For a rare change, we were in charge of the drinks, while our friends Rachel and Stephanie brought over the sweets. Since it was noon, we chose to serve a mocktail and the “Frost Bite Mocktail” was perfect for the chilly weather yesterday. The mocktail is made of just Sierra…
December 16, 2011

How To Make a Gift Bow Cupcake Topper

I am pretty sure that, by now, you guys are starting to get tired of wrapping. I personally think that I keep Michael’s in business during the holidays.  I actually love wrapping presents for people (especially my kids). They are sometimes more excited to see the boxes than they are the gifts. We received this video from Binky over at Cakebot showing us how to create the perfect gift bow cupcake topper.  For everyone giving…
December 15, 2011

Amy Atlas Moment: Little Red Riding Hood

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This table was sent to us from Rebeca from Terron de Azucar, meaning “sugarcube” in English.  Originally an interior designer, Rebeca decided to focus her career on designing parties for children. Her “Amy Atlas Moment” was based around a Little Red Riding hood theme for a lucky little girl’s third birthday party. This whimsical affair featured treats all adorned with Red Riding Hood printables. Sweet treats included lollipops, cookies, cupcakes, marshmallow pops, chocolates and a…
December 15, 2011

Great Finds: Ticings Holiday Collection

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Ticings recently became one of our sweet sponsors.  When they showed us their new holiday line, we knew we had to share it with you. If you are not familiar with Ticings, they make thin sheets of edible icing that are made using food-grade inks, which makes decorating cookies and cakes really easy. This is especially helpful for those who love decorative details on desserts, but don’t want to fuss with using fondant. Check out…
December 15, 2011

Magical Mermaid Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
While we are freezing in NYC, our friends down under are enjoying the fruits of summer. This party was sent to us by Tanya at Life’s Little Celebrations in Australia. The party was inspired by the coral and blue Magical Mermaid printables that she found by Ham & Pea. The flowy, ocean inspired ruffled tablecloth and the seaweed inspired backdrop brought this table to life. The coral starfish on top of the cupcakes were the…
December 14, 2011

Creative Cookies Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This table was sent to us by Alison of Alison Lawson Cakes, which she created to celebrate the holidays with her son and his preschool friends.  The delicious treats, all made by Alison herself, included an assortment of different cookies including a cookie tree with cookie ornaments, gingerbread cookies, sugar plum cookies, and cookie pops. Even the tags were made out of cookies!  Other sweets included jelly pots, marshmallow mops, meringue, candy cane bark, cupcakes,…
December 14, 2011

Gluten Free Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We know so many people who are intolerant to gluten. We always get excited to share beautiful tables that have gluten free desserts. This table came from Michelle at Love Cake Walk. She created this display for her sister-in-law who was diagnosed with Celiac disease about a year ago.  Her sister-in-law had one request–to have one sweet that she could eat.  Well, her request was answered with an entire table filled with sweet treats all…
December 14, 2011

Wizard of Oz Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
No ruby slipper was left unturned for this Wizard of Oz Inspired kid’s birthday party that was sent to us by Sara from Urban Style Wedding. We love how she incorporated so many elements of the movie into the table. She used a blue gingham tablecloth to represents Dorothy’s dress while the rainbow of color in the desserts and candy are reminiscent of that magical moment when Dorothy opens her door and steps into Oz.…
December 13, 2011

Hip Hippo Hooray Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We received this submission from Jill at Jordan Event Studio, which she created for her son’s birthday. Jill made a hippo and balloon theme, with a fun red, gray, and blue palette. An old popcorn tin was used to add height to her short cake stand. She simply covered it with contact paper and accented it with herringbone and red ribbon. Another sweet styling trick that she used…the glasses for the strawberry smoothies had butterflies…
December 13, 2011

Hamptons Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
OK…we must admit..we are kind of suckers for beautiful photography and this post fit the bill. This feature came to us from Tash at Whimsy Petite Styling in Australia. The party was inspired by the printables from Polkadot Prints and the casual elegance of summers in the Hamptons, New York. It was amazing to us that the allure of the Hamptons reached as far as Australia.What started out as a promotional shoot transformed into a…
December 13, 2011

Football Fun with Wrigley

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
Superbowl is just a little over a month away. We are definitely football fans in the Amy Atlas office. Of course, we love the Jets and Giants..but we can also be seen cheering the Florida State Seminoles and Dolphins. As we mentioned here, we have partnered with Wrigley to show candy fans, party stylists, and DIY’ers everywhere how Wrigley gum and candy can be used in many other fun or delicious ways. We created this…
December 12, 2011

Merry Monday: Santa’s Kitchen

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Who would have thought that Santa had a rustic side to him?  Apparently, Karen Ayars did.  She sent us this incredibly cute table that she styled for a “Christmas Baking Party” for her daughter and three of her daughter’s friends. The party was in their family cabin and she used items in her kitchen to decorate the table. The purpose of the party was for the kids to make some Christmas goodies for Good ‘Ol…