In the world of parties and dessert tables, Amy Atlas is a force to be reckoned with. Nobody does it like Amy. Her signature style and flare for the extraordinary in matching dessert and décor have set her apart in the entertaining industry. Her website, Amy Atlas Events features her “eye candy” dessert tables, as well as her über-popular inspiring blog, Sweet Designs. She was kind enough to answer a few questions to give us a little more insight into her busy life and business. If you haven’t yet met this queen of sweet designs, you’re in for a treat—literally and figuratively.
Amy, you’re not just a dessert stylist . . . you’re the dessert stylist, and to celebrities no less. Was there a defining moment, interview or party that you feel catapulted your career?
It’s hard to pinpoint any one moment. I think all of my experiences have led to another. What helped me out especially was that I started this niche before people were doing it. I’m a big believer in focusing on one thing instead of spreading yourself out too thin and I think my focus at the outset was helpful.
You’ve been baking for years . . . when did you first discover that you had a knack not just for baking, but arranging, displaying and decorating with your sweets?
I started experimenting with decorating and displaying sweets while I was in law school. It was a fun hobby of mine that I would play around with to give the left side of my brain a little rest.
You’re a lot more in demand now than when you first started. Do you still spend time baking and crafting, or do you mostly just design and style your parties?
I always have my hand in all of the details, but I do rely on some wonderful bakers to execute my vision for the desserts.
Congratulations on your new book, “Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It.” What is your favorite part about going on a book tour?
My absolute favorite part of the book tour was meeting everyone in each city. I really enjoyed getting to meet my supporters and hearing everyone’s own personal stories.
If you could design a dessert table for any celebrity with any theme, what would you do?
Hmmm . . . that’s a hard one. I think I would go with the White House. It’s hard to top that honor.Pin It