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November 30, 2012

Great Finds: Cake Pops Holidays + Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
My friend Bakerella has done it again. Just in time for the holidays, she came out with a Cake Pops Holidays book. Remember her first book?  This holiday edition is equally creative and the perfect dose of inspiration, especially when we have all seen just about everything over and over again on the web. That’s what I love about her. Her Bakerella mind is constantly spinning with creative ideas to turn cake, frosting and a…
November 21, 2012

Great Finds: Decorating Cookies

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
Thanksgiving is finally here tomorrow.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday (except for the all of the sweets on Halloween, of course).  It is a time when my whole family comes together to eat, share stories, reconnect.  We talk into the very late hours of the night, while re-warming stuffing and sweet potato pie leftovers. I look forward to it more than any single day…
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…
November 16, 2012

Five Ways to Get Your Twinkie Fix

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
Today, Hostess Brands announced that they are closing down their operations. It is sad to see an 82 year old company close their business. Their beloved Twinkie has received its share of criticism, but we think many will agree that the oblong yellow cake filled with sweet cream will be missed.  If you don’t have time to run out and get Twinkies at your local grocery and you don’t want to wait to see who…
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 melted Orange 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…
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…
August 20, 2012

Princess And The Pea Bed Tutorial

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Recipes
On Tuesday, we featured this Princess And The Pea inspired dessert table from Jen at Jen Rayner Photography. The cake was a huge hit so we are back today with a step-by-step recipe/tutorial of the cake from Jen. INGREDIENTS: For the Cookie Headboard and Footboard: 500g softened butter 1.5 cups superfine sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs 4.5 cups flour, sifted box of candy (color preference optional) For the Cake: 2 boxes of Betty…
August 01, 2012

Cookbook Covet List {Fall Books}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes
It’s a rainy day in NYC and the weather feels almost fall-like {you know those days when you just want to stay inside with a sweater?} so I thought I’d share some of the fall books that I’m craving to add to my cookbook shelf.  Believe it or not, I have over 300 cookbooks in my collection. You’d think I’d just rely on the web for browsing recipes at this point, but I never tire…
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  …
April 04, 2012

Tickled Pink Pound Cake Bites for National Pound Cake Day {Sneak Peek of Sweet Designs Book}

Did you know that today is National Pound Cake Day?  Who knew that existed?  To celebrate National Pound Cake Day, we’re sharing an easy recipe from Sweet Designs.  You can use homemade pound cake or if you are in a pinch, you can pick up store bought pound cake and cut it up into little cubes like below.  This recipe is from the Pastel Pretty chapter of my book and believe me, this chapter is…
March 28, 2012

Inside the Book: Key Lime Bars

Thank you to everyone who responded to my facebook posts and tweets about sharing a recipe from Sweet Designs. We added up all of the votes from the various polls and Key Lime Bars won with a slight margin. This Key Lime Bar recipe is in my Take Me Away chapter {there – now you know about another chapter!}  I decided to do a Take Me Away chapter in the book because I’ve always been…
March 06, 2012

Game Night Cheery Checkerboard Craft It! {Sneak Peek Inside Book}

I can finally say that the book will be released NEXT MONTH! Last month, I shared my Oscar ready “Walk of Fame” brownie recipe {from the Bake It section} and today I’m sharing a craft recipe from the Craft It section. This “Craft It” is the Cheery Checkerboard recipe from our Game Night chapter. Friday nights after dinner are Game Night in the Atlas household. We love to play Monopoly, checkers, dominoes, and basically anything…
January 17, 2012

Fashion Accessories Collection with Wrigley {Recipe}

We hope you were here yesterday to check out our A-line shift cookie collection made using Wrigley products.  Here are some more fun ideas for using gum and candy for decorating sweets for fashion week, an awards show, or for a treat for someone who simply loves fashion. We used Wrigley gum, Life Savers®, and Skittles® to create a quilted purse, studded cuff, and bling-y ring.  Since gum is malleable, it is easy to turn…
January 16, 2012

Red Carpet Cookies with Wrigley {Recipe}

Since we’re all talking fashion today after last night’s Golden Globes Awards, we thought I’d share a fun project we did for Wrigley. As you may have seen here and here, we’ve 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. When we first received all of the Wrigley products, one of the first things that came…
January 12, 2012

Little Man Guest Dessert Feature {with Caramel Pretzel Cheesecake Shooter Recipe}

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Recipes
When this featured submission popped up in our inbox, it put a huge smile on my face. As a mother to two boys, I’m always referring to them as “My Little Men”.  Although I’m not the biggest fan of the “moustache trend” that we saw in 2011, this table by Gretchen from Three Little Monkeys Studio was done just right! Ever since her son was born, Gretchen and her husband have always called their son…
December 23, 2011

Into the Mist-Ic with Sierra Mist Natural & Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Swag
We love this time of year for many reasons. New York City, with all it’s spectacle, takes our breath away. Also, we get to entertain…a lot! So when we were asked by Sierra Mist to come up with recipe ideas, we did not hesitate to say yes. We had a lot of fun creating the drink recipes. Last week, we showed you two fun cocktail/mocktail recipes to whet your appetite. Today, we are back with…
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, 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…
November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Corn Husk Cookie Recipe with Wrigley

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Recipes
Hello everyone.  Thanksgiving is just two days away and I thought I’d share a really fun recipe that we created with Wrigley.  We’ve 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. While Wrigley’s products are consumed by people around the world, there are many alternative uses including entertaining, decorating, and more. Using candy to add a…
November 08, 2011

Our Sugar Cookie Recipes for People Magazine

Hello everyone.  Even though I rarely put press on here, I thought you’d all be interested in this fun editorial piece we did for People Magazine. People asked us to come up with five versions of our basic sugar cookie recipe for their entertaining/holiday issue. Yes, it is a little early to think holiday, but you could bookmark it and come back to it after Thanksgiving. It’s amazing how much fun you can have by…
October 27, 2011

Easy Spooky Mini Pumpkin Pudding for Tori Spelling’s EdiTORial

Photography by Allan Zepeda. We’re so happy to be on Tori Spelling’s EdiTORial today.  Hop on over there to see the full post. PS – We loved creating these spooky little guys.  They are perfect for dessert for a kid or adult Halloween party. It is easy to do and quite delicious. Below are the DIY pictures, instructions and stencil to create these spooky, yet sweet, pudding pumpkins. Ingredients: 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla…