02 - The Recipe


Amy Atlas, also known as "The Sweets Stylist," is a coveted entertaining expert, baking and crafting stylist, and is internationally recognized for creating the stylized dessert bar trend.  Amy's work has appeared in O Magazine, InStyle MagazineBetter Homes & GardensParents Magazine,  The New York Times, Every Day with Rachael Ray, The Los Angeles Times, Real Simple, Food and Wine Magazine, Life & Style, Gotham, New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and many more.  She has appeared on a variety of shows, including The Today Show, Martha Stewart Special on Cakes, WPIX, Better TV, and The Knot Live.  Her work has appeared on thousands of top US and international entertaining and lifestyle blogs.  Amy writes her own daily blog, Sweet Designs, where she shares styling tips, recipes, do-it-yourself crafting tricks, and behind-the-scenes of her work. She is also a contributing editor for NBC's iVillage as well as Stroller Traffic.  Amy's highly anticipated book, published by Hyperion, will be out in April 2012 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
From a very young age, Amy was entertaining for friends and family. By the time she reached college, she had perfected her talent for her signature dessert tables.

After several years of working on political campaigns and practicing law, Amy decided to return to her creative passion for entertaining and party planning.

Desserts bring back many sweet memories for Amy so it is no surprise that she would specialize in her signature dessert tables. Amy’s fondest sweet memory from childhood is of sitting in her grandmother’s sunny kitchen on a spring afternoon, watching her pull homemade rocky road cake out of the oven. While waiting to lick the bowl, Grandma would let Amy drizzle caramel icing all over the cake. To this day the smell of rich, melted caramel still reminds Amy of that wonderful spring afternoon, when it felt like the world belonged to just the two of them and the essence of happiness was warm rocky road cake.

Amy lives in New York City with her husband, Rick, and their two sons.

Not surprisingly, her family’s favorite activity is baking together!