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Friday, July 31, 2009

Super Saturday Rue La La!

We're getting almost 2,000 cookies ready for an order for Rue La La , the fabulous online shopping site, and Alison Brod PR . The cookies will be given out by Rue La La tomorrow at Super Saturday in the Hamptons , a fundraiser hosted by Donna Karan, Charla Lawhon, In Style Magazine and special guest Kelly Ripa, that raises money for Ovarian Cancer research. Here is a peek at Amy Atlas Events labeling the cookies this morning.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Guest Dessert Table Feature by My Life My Loves

Sharnel Dollar of My Life My Loves from Brisbane wrote in to tell me about a charming dessert table she created for her daughter Olivia's fifth birthday party. Sharnel told me that she was inspired by our dessert tables, and I think she did a fabulous job! Olivia is one lucky girl! View all of the pics here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Amy Atlas Feature in InStyle Magazine

We were featured today on the InStyle Weddings website. InStyle departed from their weekly wedding feature to include our moroccan dessert bar. A big thanks to the ladies at InStyle for featuring us!

Amy Atlas Events Biz Ladies Feature on Design*Sponge

Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge reached out to me last week and asked me to participate in a story for her weekly business advice column. The story focuses on how local NY businesses are affected by the recession. Design*Sponge just posted the article and you can view the feature here. I think the answers from all of the participants were very informative. What have you done to help your business grow during this tough economic climate?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Cute as a Button Cupcakes

I have to share a website that has the most vibrant goodies. For a while, I wanted to keep it to myself, but I couldn't bear the idea of not sharing this with you! It is a baker's site from half way around the world, but clicking on her site just makes me happy! Although I won't be visiting Hala Audi Beydoun's Cocoa and Us Shop anytime soon since she is based in Beirut, I will visit her site often for loads of inspiration, especially for kid's parties. Not only are Hala's vivid colors on her baked canvases so inviting, she also has come up with creative ways to make her confections innovative and fun. Be sure to get through every image on her site, as you will not want to miss one single image!

DIY Candy Favors

I found these adorable diy candy favors from Zakka Life, via Party Perfect Blog. Aren't they adorable? Created by using cupcake liners from Bake it Pretty , these adorable favors would be a cheery addition for one of my dessert bars!

Beach Wedding Favors

I saw these adorable favors on the Event Blossom site and had to share. After a hot and sunny weekend in NY, I thought these would be great to include for a favor at a beach wedding event. What are some of your fave beach wedding favors?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Even More Pictures of Our Moroccan Inspired Dessert Table!

Here are some more pictures of our Moroccan Inspired dessert table for
Sunday Suppers.

Christine Mehling of
Better Bit of Butter Cookies made the fabulous moroccan inspired square cookies in the top picture, that were as delicious as they were beautiful!

Photography by Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille.

More Pictures of Our Moroccan Inspired Dessert Table for Sunday Suppers

I promised more pictures of our moroccan inspired table for Sunday Suppers and here they are! Here are some close up shots of all the great details we had on our table. The lovely Grace Bonney of Design Sponge featured these pictures on her site today as well!

Here are some little goodies that I'd like to share!

Erica Bohanon Miller of Thoughtful Day created a custom pattern that inspired the tablescape.

Moroccan mum centerpieces by
Jessie Weidinger of Rountree.

Orange flower macarons, creamsicle pannacotta, and orange cream filled meringues by Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille.

Moroccan cake and cupcakes by Archana Rao of Love Street Cakes.

Ali Kantor of Papery and Cakery. created a traditional moroccan cookie called kaab el ghzal, which served as a favor for the guests to take home in goodie bags.

All Photos by Karen Mordechai Photography.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Moroccan Inspired Dessert Bar with Sunday Suppers!

It was a weekend filled with parties for us! On Saturday, we created an elegant dessert display for a lovely client in Southampton, NY. Pictures to come soon!

On Sunday, we created a Moroccan-inspired dessert bar for Sunday Suppers. Sunday Suppers is a class-cooking-dining experience created by photography expert Karen Mordechai and chef extraordinaire Casey Solomon . We were so fortunate to collaborate with many talented women for the event, including the incredibly talented Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille , who flew in from Florida for the event! I also had the chance to work with invitation guru Erica Bohanon Miller of Thoughtful Day, Floral Fave Jessie Weidinger of Rountree , Cake Diva Archana Rao of Love Street Cakes , and wonderful Pastry Chef Ali Kantor of Papery and Cakery. More pics of this great event to come!

Photography by Karen Mordechai Photography.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cakery Friday

The Papery and Cakery Blog just launched Cakery Friday, a weekly food blog, where pastry chef Ali Kantor reveals her tips for making delicious confections. Ali is incredibly gifted in her craft, and I have had the wonderful privilege of working with her for the past six months.

Check out Ali's recent post on ice cream cupcakes here

The Papery and Cakery Blog is part of Papery and Cakery, a stationery and patisserie boutique, and the brainchild of Niki and Ali Kantor, sisters and stationery and dessert connoisseurs.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Layer Cake Shop Opens!

Erica Miller of Thoughtful Day , just told me about the recent opening of Layer Cake Shop , an online store that sells baking supplies that any dessert lovin' gal will eat up. Shop the site to find unique cupcake wrappers, edible glitter, colorful jimmies, and fancy twine. I can't wait to use their goodies to dress up one of my dessert bars !

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Entertaining Ideas for the Fourth

Happy Fourth to everyone! Here are some fun ideas as you get ready to entertain for the holidays.

Be inspired by strawberry cupcakes from Cupcake Royale via
Cakespy and start baking!

Order cupcake toppers for your strawberry cupcakes at Millalove for Etsy via Martha Stewart

Create diy Fourth of July napkin holders like those at Merriment Design

Order a red, white and blue floral centerpiece from Pop Flower Shop

Buy Stirrings watermelon martini mix and start mixing your cocktails!

Fancy Food Show Part 2: Colorful Confections

Here are some colorful confections that I saw at the Fancy Food Show this week. Luckily, I was able to sample everything and they were all delicious!
From top to bottom... Koppers Chocolate , Hammonds Candies , Norman Love Confections , Taffy Town , Bubbies Ice Cream

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