I still remember sitting next to Amy Atlas in the Fall of 2010 at the Engage10 Gala when she let me in on her new book project. I am so happy for her that it’s finally done! I can’t wait to get my copy! You can pre-order it on Amazon today.
For those of you that don’t know who Amy Atlas is, she is the queen of making dessert tables look like an art. Her aesthetics and ability to combine colors is simply amazing.
From her biography on Amazon: ”Renowned for bringing fashion and a designer’s flair to the dessert field, Atlas has created a guide that is both cookbook and craft-book in one, the first of its kind. With 15 chapters and over 270 never before seen photos, over 100 recipes, and 75 DIY crafts to give a party that elusive “wow” factor, SWEET DESIGNS lays out–from the candy aisle to the finishing touches–how to “bake it, craft it, and style it” to add designer touches to family celebrations and create a sweets centerpiece for an event people will be talking about for months to come.
Atlas shows how to find inspiration for breathtaking dessert tables almost anywhere–whether it’s from Coco Chanel tweed, a checkerboard, a buzzing bee, or a preppy tie. The results are stunning layouts and decadent treats sure to please both children and adults. Readers can tackle an entire spread, or pull out select treats or crafts (like mini-apple pies that work fantastically as a hostess gift or signature candy boxes that add panache to family movie night). Atlas also includes ways to “grow it up” or “grow it down” depending on the formality of the event, a guide to all of her sources, as well as styling tips to get similar results when crunched for time. SWEET DESIGNS is the next best thing to having Amy Atlas in the kitchen with you!”