Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It

Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It

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by Amy Atlas
     
 

Bake it, Craft it, Style it! Amy Atlas, home baker, crafter, and party planner extraordinaire, shows her readers and fans how to create fabulous sweets tables for adults and kids, combining easy recipes, dressed-up store-bought treats, and craft ideas, to make dessert a fitting grand finale to any gathering.

Amy Atlas gained an international following when she

Overview

Bake it, Craft it, Style it! Amy Atlas, home baker, crafter, and party planner extraordinaire, shows her readers and fans how to create fabulous sweets tables for adults and kids, combining easy recipes, dressed-up store-bought treats, and craft ideas, to make dessert a fitting grand finale to any gathering.

Amy Atlas gained an international following when she introduced the concept of meshing baking and crafting to make beautiful sweets spreads. She has designed tables for Brooke Shields, Electrolux with Kelly Ripa, Gayle King, Martha Stewart Weddings, Mindy Weiss, and O Magazine. Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of readers have flocked to her award-winning blog, Sweet Designs. Now they'll learn how she does it for the first time in her first book filled with brand-new tables, original recipes, do-it-yourself instructions, and dozens of tips and secrets.

Sweet Designs includes 15 chapters filled with more than 100 recipes for every kind of irresistible treat, plus over 75 easy, affordable DIY craft projects to make them even more special. Each chapter features an amazing dessert table that reflects themes Amy's clients most often request: a favorite color, design, flavor, destination, passion, or holiday. Amy tells readers how they can make just one item, mix and match items from different tables, or make the dessert tables as shown.

For every maid of honor who needs to plan an epic bridal shower (and then later the baby shower), every mom who needs to put together a birthday bash her kids will never forget, and every Scrabble aficionado who wants to throw the game-night party to end all game-night parties, Amy serves up that elusive "wow factor" to make every celebration an event to remember.

Editorial Reviews

Carley Roney
"Amy has transformed the way we all see desserts. No wedding (or event!) is complete anymore without a whimsically sweet and delicious dessert table to top off the night."
David Stark
"Amy's dessert displays are ALWAYS the talk of the party, returning every adult to a state of childhood glee while making every sugar fantasy come true for the little ones. Sweet Designs is the next best thing to having Amy at your own affair."
Colin Cowie
"Amy Atlas has revolutionized the dessert category, bringing style, sugar and innovation to everyone's favorite course."
author of Cake Pops Bakerella
"Amy Atlas, dessert designer extraordinaire, shares her secrets in Sweet Designs and shows you how to create your own stylish sugar scapes for any occasion. Whether baking, creating or designing, it's inspiring the way she showcases sweets."
Tori Spelling
"Amy Atlas is the dessert guru. She's taught me that the dessert table is the pinnacle of any event. She's an inspiration to all bakers!"
Karen Tack
"I think I have met my match. Amy not only knows her candies, but she knows her cookies, cupcakes, sweets, and crafts too. She takes her sweets to a higher level where they take center stage."
People
"The celebrity event planner--best known for her decadent dessert tables--transforms a batch of sugar cookies into something special."
Mindy Weiss
"Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It. I say, Buy It! Amy was the first and true innovator of these amazing displays of deliciousness."
Bakerella
"Amy Atlas, dessert designer extraordinaire, shares her secrets in Sweet Designs and shows you how to create your own stylish sugar scapes for any occasion. Whether baking, creating or designing, it's inspiring the way she showcases sweets."
From the Publisher
"I think I have met my match. Amy not only knows her candies, but she knows her cookies, cupcakes, sweets, and crafts too. She takes her sweets to a higher level where they take center stage."—Karen Tack, author of Hello, Cupcake!"

The celebrity event planner—best known for her decadent dessert tables—transforms a batch of sugar cookies into something special."—People

"Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It. I say, Buy It! Amy was the first and true innovator of these amazing displays of deliciousness."—Mindy Weiss, celebrity event planner"

Amy Atlas has revolutionized the dessert category, bringing style, sugar and innovation to everyone's favorite course."—Colin Cowie"

Amy Atlas, dessert designer extraordinaire, shares her secrets in Sweet Designs and shows you how to create your own stylish sugar scapes for any occasion. Whether baking, creating or designing, it's inspiring the way she showcases sweets."—Bakerella"

Amy Atlas is the dessert guru. She's taught me that the dessert table is the pinnacle of any event. She's an inspiration to all bakers!"—Tori Spelling"

Amy has transformed the way we all see desserts. No wedding (or event!) is complete anymore without a whimsically sweet and delicious dessert table to top off the night."—Carley Roney, Cofounder and Editor-in-Chief of The Knot"

Amy's dessert displays are ALWAYS the talk of the party, returning every adult to a state of childhood glee while making every sugar fantasy come true for the little ones. Sweet Designs is the next best thing to having Amy at your own affair."—David Stark, President, David Stark Design and Production

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401324407
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
322,555
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Formerly a lawyer, Amy Atlas left her job and started Amy Atlas Events, specializing in lavish dessert tables for all kinds of parties. Referred to as The Sweets Stylist, Goddess of Goodies, and Queen of Desserts, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
MarieD More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I loved this book so much, I bought another one. Not only is it full of gorgeous, detailed photos (pure eye candy), there are tons of easy to read tutorials, recipes and templates. It is perfect for anyone wanting to create their own candy or dessert station as it is very user friendly and gives great ideas on how to recreate her looks. I can't wait to try the recipes as they all look scrumptious and easy to make. I will be purchasing more as gifts for friends and I think it's absolutely perfect. It's also very well written. You can tell she put a lot of thought into every piece of this book. Best purchase in a long time!
Party_maker More than 1 year ago
Was really, really bummed to see that while I pre-ordered the book months ago, I received my copy today, after the book had already made it to the shelves in the store. Zero incentive to pre-order. Onto the book. I think Amy's work is amazing, but sadly the book had a great deal of the work we've seen her post and others re-share, repetitively, for the past few years. I was really hoping to see very fresh concepts, work we hadn't seen, not just all of those parties compiled in a book. Don't get me wrong, the book has good ideas, how-tos and such, but I was left hoping for more, I felt like there was little I hadn't already seen from Amy.
Littlepea6 More than 1 year ago
While I do understand the review Party_maker wrote about old work being posted and shared everywhere online, they must also understand not everyone has access to a computer 24/7. For those of us who don't have hours and hours to spend online browsing every site known to man, books are a good alternative. I was finally able to buy this book with a gift card I got for my birthday..Hooray!..Love it. I am reading it cover to cover. Only one other cookbook has compelled me to read it cover to cover.( Grilled Cheese by Marlena Spieler ) I keep going to pages 314 and 320 over and over. Just looking at the pictures makes me happy:) Well done Ms.Atlas! Well done!
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IciingWiz More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when my husband told my book came in the mail! And I was not dissapointed! I have had a hard time putting it down. And I even took it with me to my haor salon for my appt because I knew a freind of mine would be there and i wanted her to see it. She thought it was great. It is so full of ideas and easy to follow. My daughters wedding is at the end of May and we are doing a candy and dessert buffet. I can't wait to use these ideas I feel much more confident now!
Cherrylicious More than 1 year ago
Everyone on Facebook was raving about pre-ordering this book, so I had to join in with the craze and find out what this book was all about. It was definitely worth the purchase as it is categorised into sections and shows you lots of tips and how to mix and match different ideas. I love that Amy tells us everything she uses to style her tables.. Helps a lot as I don't know all the names of props. I will be taking some of these ideas for my son's first birthday! I really can't wait! Thanks Amy for such a wonderful book... I am definitely going to buy your next book!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NinaDaryanani More than 1 year ago
The master magician reveals her tricks! What's truly magical about this book is the way it looks both impossibly perfect in the set-up photos and then laughably simple in the how-to pages. You go from, "Oh my giddy Aunt!" to, "But I can do that!" and then back again. It's actually mesmerizing and mind expanding. I look at everything in my home differently now. I was already hosting quite lovely tea parties, but now that I have the book, I'll just have to step it up - a lot! But that's alright because I have this delicious book to help me. Abracadabra! Thank you Amy Atlas for a beautiful, helpful, practical and awe-inspiring book. It doesn't get better than this.
Little_things_Creations More than 1 year ago
I love everything she do! I am a great fan and there was a lot of parties that I already saw, but it was beautifully arrange and now I can read more about them and how she got inspired. I think she should made another one with all her tips and experiences!I will definitely buy it! Meanwhile, I am very happy with this first BOOK, love all the designs, the graphics and the great quality of it! LOVE IT!
RebeccaTobin More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. I never thought I could make a dessert table look as beautiful as Amy does until I bought this book - she really breaks down the process and it is SO fun to read. You MUST buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carly6 More than 1 year ago
Love this book! I have been a fan of Amy for a while and this book exceeded even my expectations. I love her personal stories and the mix of simple and more challenging desserts and crafts. A must for anyone who loves to entertain with their sweeter side!
Desserts More than 1 year ago
This book is beautiful! Wonderful personal stories and gorgeous pictures! Thanks to Amy Atlas for sharing her stories and talents, a MUST HAVE book!
Lovetobake2 More than 1 year ago
This book was well worth the wait. Not only is the photography breathtaking, but the recipes and crafts are easy to follow. Amy gave me the confidence to create a movie night for my son's birthday party. Not only were the sweets a success, buy my son's friends are still talking about the party. Love this book.
Party_Lover More than 1 year ago
The comment below is from someone who hasn't received the book. Of 270 photos, there were only about 8 photos that were old. In addition, there were recipes, crafts, tips that Amy never shared before. This is an book filled with information and party styling ideas. It is a reference guide filled with tips. Amy shared everything, including all of her resources. The photography was great, her tips were invaluable. This is a must-get book!