Archive for: February, 2012

February 16, 2012

Oh Lemon! Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This post added a little sunshine to our day. Annina from Enchanting Details designed this party for a Sip ‘n See. Sweet treats including lemon bars, lemon custard tarts, lemon sticky buns, lemon yogurt parfaits and lemon poppy seed muffins.White and glass vessels were used to break up all of the yellow. The simple backdrop was a framed “You Are My Sunshine” poster as well as yellow poms. Please don’t take my sunshine away! To…
February 15, 2012

It’s A Hoot Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This sweet owl baby shower was sent to us by Crystal at Distinct Occasions. She created this table for a client who was having a baby girl. Crystal took her inspiration from the baby’s room which was decorated with owls. We love the marshmallow mice with sliced almond feet & Hershey kiss faces. Other creative treats were rice krispie owl pops, coconut macaron owl nests, Purdy’s chocolate hedgehogs, as well as owl cupcakes, retro owl…
February 15, 2012

Charm School Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We’ve received a few Barbie parties over the past few years but this Charm School Barbie Party gave the theme a really fun twist. Andrea of Dolce Drive created this party for her daughter’s birthday. The theme was inspired by Barbie’s new movie “Princess Charm School“. Uniforms were made for the girls by Andrea and her mom. The girls were greeted and guided to the Charm School Spa where they were given manicures, up-dos and…
February 15, 2012

Where The Wild Things Are Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The book “Where the Wild Things Are” was one of my favorite stories growing up, and now it is one of those classics that I read to my own boys. I still love looking at Maurice Sendak’s illustrations, so I was very excited when I saw this party inspired by the classic book from Nikki.  Nikki created this party for her son’s birthday and she did a great job capturing the wild forest. We love…
February 14, 2012

Spa Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Danielle from Cutie Putti Paperie sent us this spa party that she created for her cousin’s 9th birthday. The living room was transformed into “Amanda’s Spa” with manicure, pedicure and facial stations. They were greeted by a “receptionist” that gave them a spa robe, headbands, and a refreshing bottle of water. After visiting each pampering station, the girls had a spa lunch. Sweet treats included lipstick push pops {brilliant!}, sugar cookies and bubble bath cake…
February 14, 2012

Vintage Candy Table Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
Glenda from Dressy Designs sent us this pretty vintage candy buffet that she created for a wedding. Glenda shopped at vintage stores to find props for her client. The table was made by Glenda’s husband out of a door and four legs that they found in the vintage stores. They painted the door blue and then distressed and glazed it. The DIY “SWEETS” burlap sign added an old fashioned touch. We love the how the…
February 14, 2012

Popeye Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Last year, we had the pleasure at speaking with the ladies from Dreamer’s into Doers. This Popeye the Sailor Man table is from some of the Dreamer’s into Doers ladies and it is a great example of how collaborative they are!  Sarah from Dreamers Joy Events & Design created it for her nephew’s first birthday. The colors, the styling…who are we kidding..Sarah had us at that amazing spinach cake created by Jennifer from The
February 13, 2012

Eat Pray LOVE Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This table was sent to us by Li-Ann from ham&pea. She created this table with Thetis from Little Sooti for a Valentine’s Day family luncheon. They called it Eat, Pray LOVE. We just call it LOVE! The table was a celebration of all of the people that are special to Thetis and Li-Ann. Not only did this table make us feel like we were in a small town in Italy, but the neutral and earthy…
February 13, 2012

You Had Me at Jell-O Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Second up for today is this fun dessert table that was sent to us by Belinda from Styled By Belle. She styled this small dessert table for her little sons and their “girlfriends” for a Valentine’s Day party. On a pink backdrop, Belinda hung heart paper fans and a metallic glitter “Love” sign.  The creative sweet treats included a vanilla buttercream and red velvet layer cake, cupid cupcakes, vanilla bean cookies, and you had…
February 13, 2012

You Give Good Love Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I know that I am not alone in my sadness over the death of Whitney Houston on Saturday. There are certain artists that add to the soundtrack of your life and for me, Whitney was one of them. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, we are bringing a little love to you with some more Valentine’s Day inspiration. With all of the hearts, we thought this table is fitting for Whitney’s iconic song, “You Give…
February 10, 2012

Sweet 70th Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Next up today is this sweet 70th birthday party that was sent to us by Lydia from The Party Wagon. She threw this overnight party for her mom who turned 70 in October. They celebrated with a lunch at their lakehouse filled with family. Her mom’s favorite flowers, favorite colors, as well as hand embroidered linens and childhood photos were used for decoration. Lunch and dessert were served by the lake. Sweet treats included cookies…
February 10, 2012

Mary Poppins Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This sweet Mary Poppins inspired tea party was sent to us by Jenny from Jenny cookies. This brought back elementary school memories since I played Mary in my fifth grade play! It was also the first broadway show that we took our kids to see.  Back to the party…..Jenny threw this party for her daughter. With 30 minutes to decorate the party, she had to move at “umbrella” speed. Jenny made six small cakes in…
February 10, 2012

“Pop”ped The Question Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
There are so many things about this submission that we love. The bright bold colors, the Pop Art images, and the huge Roy Lichtenstein style backdrop, to name a few. The party was styled by Leoni from Just Call Me Martha for a breakfast engagement party. Her client is a graphic designer for a local newspaper with a love for comic strips, and asked Leoni to incorporate something fun, funky, and unique for the party.…
February 09, 2012

The Love Boat Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Our last Valentine’s Day post of the day is from Ebony at Sparkling Events & Designs.  She sent us her version of “The Love Boat”.  I don’t know about you, but I loved watching The Love Boat as a kid. I used to love pretending to be Captain Stubing’s daughter Vicki and Gopher always made me laugh.  There was also something so comforting knowing that each show ended with families happy and in love! Ebony …
February 09, 2012

Simply Sweet Valentine’s Day Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This Valentine’s Party that was sent to us by Alexis of Alexis Campbell Event Styling. She created this party for her son and all of his friends. She used the printables by Paper & Pigtails as her inspiration. The children ate heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which were the perfect size for the tiny tots. Sweet treats included pink and red vanilla cake pops, chocolate covered rice krispie treat pops, vanilla cupcakes, and…
February 09, 2012

Breakfast in Bed Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This is the last weekend before Valentine’s Day and we have lots of inspiration. This submission was sent to us by Lilian of Lily Chic Events. The theme was “Breakfast in Bed” which was taken to a new level by using an actual bed as a canvas. Sweet treats included a bouquet of rose cake pops, heart shaped whoopie pies, macarons, apple pies, raspberry souffles and cupcakes, which were all created by Kate and Yolanda…
February 08, 2012

Candy Couture Style Glossary {Sneak Peek Inside Book}

Feel free to Pin, Blog, or share with Facebook and Twitter, but please link back here. Tomorrow starts Fashion Week in NY and next week is Valentine’s Day so we felt like today was the perfect day to share this fun glossary from Sweet Designswhich brings both fashion and candy together.You all know how much I am inspired by fashion. Couple that with my love for sweets and you have the…
February 08, 2012

Sugarlicious Book Tour & Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
You guys know I love sharing great books with you when I find them. Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford is another Great Find! We have loved Meaghan’s work for years. Meaghan was a guest contributor a couple of years back and shared with our readers how to create these fantastic lemonade cookies. We are excited to be part of her blog tour. Sugarlicious is packed with over 200 color pages of ideas for decorating cute…
February 07, 2012

Great Gatsby Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I will never forget the first time I had to read “The Great Gatsby” for school. I could not put it down. Growing up in New York, there was something so exciting about seeing my city in the roaring 20’s through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s eyes. There is a lot of hoopla right now in Australia while they film the latest adaptation. This featured submission was sent to us by Monique from Darling Details. Inspired by…
February 06, 2012

Snow White Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We received this Snow White inspired party from Susana and Clara at Dulce Sobremesa. We first met the Dulce Sobremesa ladies when they sent us this Amy Atlas Moment back in July. This Snow White table was for a little girl’s third birthday. Instead of using the classic red, blue and yellow colors, they used a light coral and aquamarine color palette with sunglow yellow and beige to make it softer. We love the banner…