Archive for: May, 2012

May 18, 2012

Goldfish Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
When my boys were toddlers, they loooved Goldfish. When I saw this party pop up in our inbox, it brought back great memories. Mags of Oh So Chic Celebrations styled a table inspired by the crispy treat for a baby show. Mags used orange to represent goldfish and blue to represent water. We love the simplistic and clean signage and that cake pop cake! Other sweet treats on the dessert table included Goldfish cake pops…
May 18, 2012

Rubber Ducky Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This rubber ducky themed party was sent to us by Helena at Sweettiers in Australia. She styled this table for her daughter’s second birthday. Helena is a cake designer and this was her first attempt at a dessert table. Helena made all of the sweet treats on the dessert table, which included marshmallows, meringue kisses, mini white chocolate mud cakes, lemon tarts, duck cookies, mini cupcakes, and macaroons. The polka dot table cloth is very…
May 18, 2012

Amy Atlas Moment: First Birthday Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
One of the best things about this book experience so far has been the enormous support that I have received from YOU (thank you). One of the things that makes me smile the most is when our readers tell us that they were given the confidence to create their own dessert tables because of us. At the Bloomingdales event, that is exactly what happened when I met Anne. She spoke about the table she created…
May 17, 2012

Butterflies And Flowers Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This butterflies and flowers inspired shoot was sent to us by Andressa of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party. We love the soft lavender and yellow color palette. Sweet treats on the dessert table included butterfly cake pops, cake pudding shots with spoon pops attached, beautifully decorated sugar cookies, and flower chocolate pops that were placed in mini cupcakes pots. Beautiful! Scroll down for the vendor credits. Photography by Sky Stone Photography. VENDOR CREDITS: Styling and printables:…
May 17, 2012

Sweet Designs Creative Photo Contest {KitchenAid Prizes}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Swag
I’m excited to announce a really fun Sweet Designs Photo Contest that my publisher is hosting. I’ve been seeing some pretty cool interpretations of desserts and crafts from the book.  Take CakeSpy’s interpretation of my witch cupcakes from the Halloween chapter – she turned them into princesses! I love that and it is EXACTLY what I intended Sweet Designs to be… a vehicle to get your creative juices flowing!  Seeing different spins on my desserts…
May 17, 2012

Having A Ball Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This sweet party was sent to us by Gretchen from Three Little Monkeys Studio. Her grandmother hit a huge milestone this year when she turned 90 and Gretchen wanted to celebrate in style. When she and her mom were trying to think of a theme, they kept reminiscing about her grandparents farm and gardens filled with zinnias. So a zinnias and vintage mason jar birthday seemed like a fitting way to celebrate her grandma. They…
May 16, 2012

Great Finds: Mom, Inc.

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Last year, I was approached by Cat Seto and Meg Mateo Ilasco to be a part of their new book Mom, Inc. I met with lovely Cat while she was in NYC and we had a wonderful chat about motherhood and starting businesses. I almost forgot about this project until I received an advance copy of the book last week. I have to say…this book is a great resource for anyone starting a business. The…
May 16, 2012

Micro Chip Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This robot party was sent to us by Leony from Ma’ Cake. She created this table for her son’s birthday party. He chose a robot theme and Leony did not disappoint. Sweet treats on the dessert table included sweet bite macaroons, red velvet cake balls, cookie droids and rock-bots. Leony made all of the desserts including the fantastic robot cake. In addition to the great robot printables, the bright colors gave the table a youthful…
May 16, 2012

Wilton Guest Post

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes
Hi friends…I’m guest blogging today over at Wilton’s A Piece of Cake Blog today.  Head on over now for some tips and recipes to add honey to your dessert table!  xoxo  …
May 16, 2012

Gold Rush BBQ Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This western barbecue party made us kick up our heels and say YEEHAW!  Nikki from Tradewind Tiaras and Paula from Frog Prince Paperie have a new e-magazine called Festivities, which will launch next week. This is just a sneak peek of what’s in store. They put together this western barbecue inspired by the gold mining history of the Superstition Mountains and the legendary Lost Dutchman’s gold mine.  This extraordinary location was the perfect backdrop for…
May 15, 2012

Walk The Dinosaur Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This dinosaur party was created by Karolina from Karo’s Fun Land for her dinosaur-lovin’ twin nephews. The color palette was inspired by Dinosaur printables that she found from Anders Ruff. Sweet treats on the dessert table included green dinosaur rice krispies, vanilla cupcakes with dinosaur toppers, dinosaur toe cereal mix, and dino-mite jello. Thirsty guests followed dinosaur footsteps which directed them to a lava juice drink station. Giant orange balloons from Shop Sweet Lulu were…
May 15, 2012

Amy Atlas Moment: Tea for Two

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This Amy Atlas Moment from Seri from Little Miss Party Planner was created for her sister’s bridal shower. Seri made a “Tea for Two” theme using a pastel color palette for a soft and feminine feel. Sweet treats on the dessert table included tea bag cookies {so clever!}, macaroons, meringue, mini cupcakes, and a two-tiered ruffled cake. Family heirlooms like vintage tea cups and teapots made the shower even more meaningful. Teacups were re-purposed as…
May 15, 2012

ConGRADulations Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
May and June are Graduation months and there are so many cute ideas in this graduation party by Cris from Crissy’s Crafts. We love how Cris gave many store bought items their pomp and circumstance by adding cupcake toppers and chocolate stars. How great are the Swiss Roll diplomas? Other sweet treats on the dessert table included star-topped cupcakes, class of 2012 push pop cupcakes, and caramel popcorn. Free graduation printables from Bird’s Party put…
May 14, 2012

Puppy Party Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This 3rd birthday paw-ty was submitted to us by Renee from La Petite Princesse. This was not your ordinary dessert table.  In fact, Renee’s daughter was diagnosed last year as Type 1 Diabetic. This was Renee’s first attempt at creating a dessert table without a ton of sugar while maintaining all of the creativity. For lunch, kids snacked on bowtie pasta and cheese sauce creatively packaged in plastic containers with paws on the front, as…
May 14, 2012

Peaches & Cream Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Kids
Last week, we featured this party that was Burberry inspired. This morning’s featured submission is also fashion inspired. This birthday party shoot was sent to us by Monika from Stylish Party Bazzar in the UK and was inspired by the aqua blue and pink color palette in the Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 Campaign. Sweet treats on the dessert table included peaches ‘n cream biscuits, cake pops, cupcakes, and strawberry milk.  We love the chalkboard labels…
May 11, 2012

Pattern Study: Beautifully Bamboo

  1. bracelet 2. china 3. flatware 4. napkins 5. butler tray 6. cake 7. chair 8. chaise 9.place card holder Today we are studying Bamboo from our design board. Bamboo is the Chinese symbol for longevity and we can understand why. You can never tire of the designs above. We love the strength of bamboo and how it is perfectly translated into everything from furniture to jewelry. My favorite is that Banda Chaise. How…
May 11, 2012

What’s Cooking for Mother’s Day?

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Photo by Johnny Miller. Courtesy of Sweet Designs: Bake It Craft It Style It. How is it already Mother’s Day?  As a mom, I’m usually thinking of everyone else’s holidays and often forget when special occasions come up that celebrate me. I’m sure I’m not alone on this one, right? I’m curious what you all do for Mother’s Day? Do you get pampered by your kids and spouse?  Do you find yourself in the kitchen…
May 10, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Fishs Eddy NYC Book Signing

A couple of weeks ago, we had a Sweet Designs book signing at one of my favorite shops in New York City, Fishs Eddy.  They were kind enough to host an event the week of my book launch.  Many of my novelty items for parties and dessert tables come from Fishs Eddy.  I used many of their items in the book like their crossword puzzle glasses for my Game Night chapter and their acacia wooden…
May 10, 2012

Woodland Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
This woodland dessert table was sent to us by Zena-Marie from The Fabulous Mom’s Guide. If you look through the forest of desserts on the dessert table, you’ll see there are many creative sweet treats. Chocolate dipped marshmallow pops were rolled in crystallized coconut before being  planted in little pots of edible chocolate dirt. Other woodsy sweet treats included hedgehog cookies, chocolate owls, mushroom cap meringue, and rocky road chocolate logs.      …
May 10, 2012

Burberry Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love taking fashion and merging it with desserts and crafts. This dessert table by Sandy and Elena of Style Me Sweet in Australia was inspired by the iconic Burberry print. Style Me Sweet styled this table for a little boy’s Christening.  The little boy’s grandmother loves Burberry and purchased outfits for the event for all of her grandchildren. Sweet treats on the dessert table included cupcakes, cake pops, chocolate caramel tarts, tiramisu, and carrot…