woensdag 27 november 2013

Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It by Amy Atlas (Boek)

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.

Each chapter explains how to:
Bake It: Recipes for making decadent sweets of all kinds, including cakes, cookies, pies, brownies, mousse, truffles, popsicles, ice cream bars, and drinks.
Craft It: How-to’s for creating Amy’s signature popcorn cups, candy bar wrappers, paper pinwheels, banners, candy bags, and more, plus simple instructions for accessing her one-of-a-kind patterns and templates on her website.
Style It: Designer secrets for arranging sweets, choosing patterns, accessorizing a pedestal or serving dish, and mixing textures and colors.
Shop It: Pick up sweets from the corner store to pair with home-baked desserts and a chapter-by-chapter resource guide for finding the less common ones.
Display It: Dressed-up serving vessels, backdrops, dessert tags, and other simple display touches to create the whole dessert table or make a single treat stand out.
Switch It: Creative ways to swap the colors and desserts or platters to better suit your needs, grow them down for the kids, minimize your time with easy-does-it tips, and more.
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.

After gaining an international following for creating the very popular dessert table trend, Sweet Stylists and Party Planner Amy Atlas introduces her first book, Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It. Atlas has been featured on The Today Show, Anderson, and featured in magazines such as O Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, People, The New York Times, InStyle, Martha Stewart, Good Housekeeping, and many more. Atlas also runs the award winning blog, Sweet Designs. She has created sweets tables for Brooke Shields, Kelly Ripa for Electrolux, Martha Stewart Weddings, O Magazine, and now she's sharing her styling secrets and her best sources.

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!

"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

"Coming from someone who not only loves candy, but collects it too, I think that 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 and puts them on a runway where they take center stage. Amy looks at candy the way I wish I could, in an organized color coordinated fashion. And if you look closely the end result is not only amazing, but very doable. Sweet Designs is chock full of great decorating ideas. You can go the whole nine yards or choose snippets for your next fete!"
-Karen Tack, Author of Hello Cupcake!

"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 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, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Knot

"Personalized dessert tables have become such a big part of weddings and celebrations. Amy Atlas is known for creating fun and colorful tablescapes of sweets. This book is full of inspiration and amazing DIY tips and tricks to help couples make memorable candy/dessert bars on their special day."
-Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings and Celebrations Expert

Sweet Designs: Bake it, Craft it, Style it. I say "BUY IT!" There is no one sweeter than Amy Atlas except for her Fabulous dessert tables! Amy was the first and true innovator of these amazing displays of deliciousness! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! - 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'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


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