Pink Éclairs {Winner of the Amy Atlas Sweet Designs Giveaway!}

Happy Wednesday! Here is the winner of the Amy Atlas Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It book giveaway:

#393 Patisserie Paris: “I like a more classic/elegant style for a dessert table!”

Congratulations! (I will be also notifying you by email.)

And thank you to everyone for sharing their favourite dessert table/party themes and party treats!

See you soon with a sweet & summery recipe.

Today is the day! Amy Atlas, sweet table designer and blogger (and so much more) extraordinaire, is celebrating the release of her first book, Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It–and what a book it is. As you know, I love all things sweet and pretty, and this book is jam-packed with some of the loveliest and most wonderfully crafted dessert and party table ideas I’ve ever seen. Amy shares 175 recipes and seemingly countless crafty ideas for readers to whip up impressive (and charming) dessert displays. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this gem, and after reading it almost all in one sitting I am certainly inspired.

I’m excited to say that one lucky reader is going to win a copy of their own, courtesy of Amy!

Pink Eclairs via Sweetapolia

While reading the book, I was immediately drawn to the chapter entitled Pastel Pretty (naturally), which showcases the most appealing array of pastel sweets and baked goods that take center stage on an incredible dessert table inspired by–you guessed it–pastel colours (think pastel cotton candy, pastel sugar cookie rounds, pastel cake bites and more). When I spotted a recipe for “Pink Éclairs,” I was smitten. I love the idea of including authentic French éclairs on a dessert table (or of course making them for any day of the week) and tweaking them just slightly to give them a pretty twist. So I decided to make a batch. With the crispy pastry (classic Pâte à Choux dough, which is much easier than it sounds) filled with vanilla pastry cream and topped with sweet pink glaze, they are every bit as delightful as you would expect “Pink Éclairs” to be.

Pink Eclairs via Sweetapolita

Although you might expect this treat to be a tricky one to make, Amy’s recipe was easy to follow and a great success. I’ve shared the recipe for these delights below, and I know this is only the beginning of my adventures with Sweet Designs.

And for even more celebratory posts in honour of Amy’s new book (and more chances to enter to win your own copy!), be sure to pop by and visit my friends:

Cheryl from Tidy Mom sharing Honey Panna Cotta

Marian from Sweetopia sharing Chocolate Beehive Cupcakes

Jamie from My Baking Addiction sharing Banana Whoopie Pies

Callye from The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

Darla from Bakingdom sharing Mini Strawberry Trifles

Bridget from Bake at 350 sharing Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod sharing Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Amanda from I am Baker sharing Chocolate Cupcakes

Here are the details and how to enter this giveaway:

1. Leave a comment and tell me, “What type of party/dessert table theme best suits your personality?” (eg. modern, preppy, vintage, superhero, rainbow, etc.) or “What was the last party treat you made (or enjoyed)?

2. For an extra entry you can tweet: “I want to win a copy of @amyatlas ‘s amazing new book, Sweet Designs, from @Sweetapolita!” Simply come back here and leave a comment telling me you tweeted.

3. Contest ends May 1, 2012 at midnight (EST) and winners will be selected using random.org and notified by email and announced here on the blog. You must leave a valid email address (will not be displayed) in your entry.

4. One entry per person, please (or two, with tweet). *Your comment may not appear right away.

*Prize courtesy of Amy Atlas. Contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.

And here is the recipe for the Pink Éclairs, as written in the book Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, by Amy Atlas:

Pink Éclairs

Yield: 12-14 4-inch éclairs

For the Vanilla Pastry Cream

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/8 teaspoon salt

5 egg yolks

1 cup whole milk

1 cup half-and-half

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the Pâte à Choux

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 large eggs

For the Glaze

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Pink food coloring gel

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the egg yolks and whisk until combined; set aside.

2. Combine the milk and half-and-half in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until it simmers. Whisk half of the hot milk into the egg mixture. Return egg-milk mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and two or three large bubbles appear on the surface. Whisk in the vanilla and butter. Pour the mixture into a heatproof bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator until set, at least 3 hours.

3. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium saucepan, combine 3/4 cup water, butter, sugar, and salt over medium-high heat and cook, stirring, until the mixture just comes to a boil. Quickly stir in the flour and continue to stir until the mixture comes together and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir for 2 minutes more (a film may form on the bottom of the pan–this is okay).

4. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until the mixture cools slightly and the steam disappears, about 3 minutes.

5. Slowly add the eggs, one at a time, mixing to completely incorporate after each addition. Stop mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl and the paddle as necessary.

6. Spoon the batter into a pastry bag or resealable plastic bag fitted with a round tip (Wilton Round Tip #1a). Pipe 12 to 14 straight 4-inch lines, spaced 2 inches apart, onto the baking sheet.

7. Bake for 15 minutes, do not open the oven door. At this point, the éclairs will be puffed and golden brown. Reduce the heat to 350°F and bake until éclairs appear dry and are a deep golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes more. Do not underbake; this may cause the éclairs to collapse. Let cool completely on pan.

8. When éclairs have cooled, use a small skewer to poke a hold in either end of each one. Gently move the skewer around the inside the éclair to clear a space for the cream.

9. Spoon the cooled pastry cream into a pastry bag or resealable plastic bag fitted with a Wilton Round Tip #230. Fill éclairs with pastry cream from both ends, taking care to not overfill.

10. In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar and 1 to 2 tablespoons of water until smooth. Stir in a few drops of pink food coloring until the desired color is achieved. Hold an éclair over the bowl of glaze, spoon the glaze over it, and spread to coat the top. Place the éclairs in individual rectangular treat cups and arrange on a rectangular platter in a single layer. Replenish platter as necessary.

I had so much fun making these decadent and pretty-as-can-be éclairs, and now off I go to bake, craft and style everything else in this incredible book.

Good luck & enjoy!

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  1. says

    The last party treat I made and enjoyed was a brown derby cake for my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. My family and I used to eat these at every celebration when we lived in NJ. Apparently they are popular only in the NJ area so I had to find a way to recreate it. I am happy to report that my version was delicious!

  2. says

    First of all, I have to comment on how fabulous these pink eclairs are. So bright and festive!

    Ok… now, that I’ve gotten that out, I would have to say that I prefer a more vintage/elegant feel to my table decorations… but if I had something as fun as this on my table, I might have to let loose a bit

  3. says

    I’m so glad I learned about your blog with this contest! I’m planning a dessert bar for my wedding and love the look of vintage tables or rustic themes.

  4. Audrie says

    Those look so cute! I may have to do them for my daughter’s birthday party. I had so much fun baking for my family’s birthday parties. I think the last thing I made that went over so well was a dark chocolate cake filled with dulce de leche buttercream and served beside raspberry mousse cheesecakes.

  5. Annette W says

    The last party treat I made was two kinds of macarons for a 40th birthday: lemon and mojito in pale yellow and green. They weren’t quite perfect, but they are getting there! When I have the time, I do enjoy playing with something finicky.

    I also did a tweet, because I love cookbooks about baking!

  6. Brandi Daves says

    I just finished making a cake pop arrangement for my husbands secretary……sunflowers with a ladybug and bumblebee.

  7. Patricia Crowley says

    I would describe most of my party themes as classic…I use a lot of clear glass serving dishes/bowls…and then tailor the decorations to fit whatever the occasion is…

  8. says

    My party table style is definitely vintage. Even though I’ve maxed out my book-purchasing part of the budget for this month, I’ll definitely wish-list this book. Looks delightful!

    And good job with the pink eclairs. I want to eat one for breakfast. :)

  9. says

    The last party I threw, I made coconut-key lime pies and they were amazing! I go for more of a vintage theme as far as decor goes…milk glass, etc. I am making your Campfire Delight cupcakes this Sunday for my husbands birthday party!! (He ALWAYS requests them:)).

  10. says

    As always.. I’m in love with anything vintage.. so mine would be a vintage theme.. How wonderful of you to run these contests.. thanks so much, it’s fun to try:) xo

  11. Larissa says

    Hmmm…my party style is kinda all over the place. I like fun and I try to go with the honoree’s personality. My last party was for my husband’s birthday and I made maple bacon chocolate cupcakes, snickerdoodle cake and apple hand pies. Also, there was a chocolate fountain. My next party will be for Mothers’ Day. I’m sure this book would give me many great ideas!!

  12. says

    We just had a bowling party for my oldest son and I made bowling ball treats out of Ding Dongs and white icing. They were really easy and so cute!

  13. Katie Rose says

    I would love a cross between preppy & vintage…a nautical theme would probably fit that bill quite perfectly!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Diane says

    Hi, such a pretty idea I had to read the recipe right away. Your pate de choux recipe instructions seem to be missing the flour? I am assuming you put it into the saucepan??
    Thanks,

  15. says

    The last party treat I made were some delicious red velvet cake pops! I think I would love a cross between vintage, but with a modern twist at the same time!

    Thanks for the giveaway and these eclairs look absolutely delicious!!

  16. Dena Hamlin says

    I went to a party over the weekend and had some fabulous cupcakes. Chocolate covered cherry being one of them.
    I am a mix of vintage and whimsical. Love older things with personality but like a nice pop of color with a whimsical flair to it :)

  17. says

    My party tables always look kind of improvised – usually because they are. I use whatever I have got at hand: Candles, flowers and herbs from the balcony, dried flowers, little trinkets. And the good china, of course, even when we have kids visiting. (They love being treated as grown-ups, and none of them has ever broken anything.) Add some homemade treats, and everybody is happy. I would love to have more skills in the decorating area, but… well, I guess I need to practice. ^^

  18. says

    The party theme that best suits my personality is simple/earthy/natural (think leaf and tree decor, burlap, mason jars).

    The last party treat i made were carrot-cake pops for Easter and carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

  19. says

    I would love a super modern dessert table in a chic color scheme. I am a pastry chef so I am always making party treats, but I would say the last one I enjoyed non-work was slutty brownies, brought by a party guest. Brownies with cookie dough and oreos, ultimate guilty pleasure!

  20. Leah says

    I love to vary the table theme with type of party. Most recently I did a baby shower that featured pink and blue bellinis, classic vanilla cupcakes with vanilla swiss buttercream icing in vintage inspired cupcake papers with vintage animal flags.

  21. Kim Maraggia says

    The last treat I made was a carrot and pineapple mini cakes with an orange zest icing….. I love finding new recipes and making them for my family and friends!!! They don’t mind at all trying all the new confections!!

  22. Jill says

    My dessert personality party theme would be creatively crafty! The last dessert I made was Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars!! Yummmm Yummmm

  23. Beth P says

    I love vintage pastel themes. They remind me of a simple happy time. The last treat I made was a monster truck birthday cake for my son.

  24. ShannonD says

    I am a minimalist. Less is more.

    My strawberry layer cake – that I made using your recipe – was the last treat I had and it was delicious….mmm….

  25. Carmela says

    My preference for a party/desert table is a clean, modern look. Pastel colors with white serving dishes/plates/platters, white cake stands, white everything…realy makes the pastel colors shine through. Funny you should write this post as I am currently preparing a sweet table for my daughter’s communion and having waaaay too much fun. The last treat I enjoyed was actually a cookie from your “Perfect Sugar Cookie” recipe. Made them just last night…deeeeelicious! I realy wanna win that book!!! LOL!

  26. Emma says

    “What type of party/dessert table theme best suits your personality?” (eg. modern, preppy, vintage, superhero, rainbow, etc.)

    I love to try new things, but I guess a table theme for my personality would be girly and modern!
    I’ve always wanted to host a rainbow themed party…this is gonna be the year!

    PS. i know i have UK email address but I am a US resident :)

  27. says

    I absolutely adore pastel colors. They are so bubbley and happy. These eclairs look so cute, and it reminds me of strawberry milk :)

    When it comes to parties I like simple. I’m a very simple and non-flashy girl. Yes, I like decorations, but nothing with animal print or giant sequins. A little sprakle here and there with a little burst of color would be nice.

  28. Sarah G says

    The party theme that best matches my personality is Vintage. However, with two young children, the parties I actually have vary from Tinkerbell to Rainbow themed.

    Right now I am planning my sister’s bridal shower, and trying to decide what the theme should be. This book would definitely inspire me!

  29. says

    Gorgeous eclairs! I love vintage parties the best but when I’m planning a party, I definitely go with whatever the recipient wants. The last party I threw was for my husband’s 30th birthday and it was a surprise party with a superhero theme. It was a blast!

  30. Elizabeth says

    Depends on the party as sometimes I am modern and sometimes vintage. The last treat I made was a whole party themed around the color yellow.

  31. says

    My last party was an Italian dinner for my hubby’s birthday. I love that red check Italian print with copper pans and a fire in the hearth room. It is how I imagined my Grandma’s kitchen in Italy!

  32. Rosa says

    My favorite theme changes, depending on my mood. Right now, I am torn between preppy and modern. Can’t I have both? :-)

  33. Alina says

    The last party treat I made were rice krispies dipped in green chocolate for a St. Patrick’s Party I attended.

  34. says

    More modern or movie themed is my pick for a party. Just did Twilight for my daughter’s birthday. I had so much fun designing those cupcakes!

  35. Erin B says

    What type of party/dessert table theme best suits your personality? vintage!
    What was the last party treat you made (or enjoyed)? I made your orange ginger carrot cake (as mini cupcakes) with your coconut cream cheese frosting. yum!!

  36. Kimberly Wood says

    I just want to say thanks for the giveaway and your pink eclairs are perfect. It’s been a while since I had a party but I make everything from appetizers to main entrees to desserts. I think the last time I made something it was a fruit arrangement (similar to edible arrangements). I’m not sure what my style is. It seems to change regularly.

  37. kat says

    I just had a small dinner party last week for my best girls…I am a hige fan of all that is pink. We had some amazing rose’ champagne and to top it off pink champagne cake pops…so delicious!!!

  38. ELLEN says

    I love eclairs of all kinds!

    My last party treat was a flourless chocolate mousse cake that I made for Passover. I took two small flourless cakes that didn’t rise in oven, sandwiched them with dark chocolate-coffee mousse and covered it all with whipped cream – a glorious resurrection of a “flop”! I’d love to win the book!

  39. says

    Why not answer both questions?! :) The theme that best fits my personality would be a Mid-Century modern theme. Carried out both in design and in type of dessert. The last party treat I made was Grasshopper Bars. Delicious, sleek, and pretty.

  40. Jacqui says

    The last party treat I made were Cadbury Creme Egg cupcakes for an Easter gathering!! They were a huge hit :-)

  41. Niki says

    For me, it depends on the party and who its for, the theme gets designed around that. If I was creating a table for myself – it would be reminicent of Martha Stewart – aqua blue and tons of white!

  42. Nikki Andress says

    I like a vintage style and I made white and milk chocolate ship cookies for my families Easter gathering.

  43. Misha says

    I love color so I would say Rainbow. The last party dessert I made a wonderful cheesecake with cherry topping, chocolate cheesecake bars, lemon bars.

  44. Jennifer says

    I made your chocolate cupcakes with Nutella Cloud Frosting – They were scrumptious! My husband usually doesn’t eat chocolate but wanted something sweet and ate one. Before I knew it, he had eaten three!!!

  45. Kimberly Anderson says

    I made a pastel Christmas dessert table last year, came out so cute. Last treats I made were cupcakes!

  46. annabelle says

    since I have three girls, I am inclined to a girly theme. The last thing I made was a vainilla cake filled with chocolate ganache, yummy.

  47. Rachel says

    My parties are definitely laid-back, homemade sort of affairs! Nothing fancy. The last party treat I made was Dulce de Leche Cheerio marshmallow bars, for our neighborhood movie night.

  48. says

    When I do parties, I like them to be pretty but, more importantly, I like the food to be knock-your-socks-off good. So I guess the theme is, “I want to die by eating this amazing food.” Something like that. I made a cake once that was so good, a groan from inside the kitchen made everyone feel like they were intruding on the fellow’s personal time. Now that’s a cake.

  49. Ashley Randall says

    I will be having a vintage/rustic themed dessert table at my wedding reception! It fits mine and my fiance’s style perfectly.

  50. Naomi Haak says

    Those Pink Éclairs look so good, I’ll have to try them! I love vintage themed parties :) thanks for the giveaway!

    Naomi

  51. katherine says

    I think that preppy describes me. Last party I put together was a tiger themed party for my daughter. Had a large tiger cake made!

  52. Paige says

    The eclairs are beautiful and the pink makes them that much better!

    My favorite dessert party theme is vintage and pretty. The last dessert that I made was for a friend’s birthday party and it was a 4-layer vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling and a mocha buttercream. I don’t like coffee but everyone else seemed to enjoy it!!

  53. says

    I love a simple set up – classy and classic. I’m all about showcasing the good food and don’t fuss too much about the decorations. These pink eclairs look wonderful!

  54. Ashley says

    My favorite dessert party theme would have to be anything feminine with lots of pastels! Thank you so much for the eclairs recipe!!! I also love your blog. Pure inspiration!

  55. says

    I love garden-themed parties! And also soup parties. I have a lot of parties! My last party was a soup party with 4 kinds of soup, and s’mores for dessert. Yummmm.

  56. says

    My twin boy cousins had -boy- parties which I helped my cousin with. I’m desperate for a girlie party with tiara’s and all. My birthday is coming up in June. I think I might throw my own party to celebrate ME. Those eclairs would be perfect but I want turquoise icing. Turquoise makes me happy.

  57. says

    I just threw my 11 year old daughter a Parisian birthday party. We served petite croissant sandwiches, French fries, French bread pizza, French toast, and parfaits. We also had a dessert table. I made several petite cakes in all of my daughter’s favorite flavors. Each girl went home with a large “bon bons” container that I made (you can view it on my blog). The 11 guests said it was “the best party they had ever been to.”

  58. says

    I was in charge of all the desserts for our family Easter gathering. So I made some super cute vanilla cupcakes, cake pops, white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, and mini raspberry cheesecake.

  59. megan says

    My favorite dessert table setup is very sparkly, with lots of flowers to decorate. Flowers make everything so much prettier! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  60. Sarah says

    The last treat I made were the standard – but always delicious – funfetti cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

  61. Cheryl says

    My style is definitively pastel vintage. . . . think pink and aqua in particular. The last treats I made were fleur de sel caramels and they were worth every minute of the lengthy process!

  62. Sarah says

    The last treats I made were the standard – but always delicious – funfetti cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

  63. Hannah Leah says

    CANDYLAND. Assorted sweets, gums, marshmallows and mints in big jars with colorful lables. Ice-cream in sugar cones in holders. Big lollipops put inside vases. Cakepops tied together with ribbons. Cupcakes with colorful icing and sprinkles topped with a cherry. Candyfloss also, as if there aren’t enough sweeties! A red or pink striped tablecloth to set the scene. Dont forget the Eclairs of coarse! And cocktails to follow! ;)

  64. Amy W says

    I love the idea of a picnic party as well. That would just be such a cute idea and so fun too. The last party treat that I made were probably carrot cake cookies. They were delicious and they were gone way too fast.

  65. Vanessa says

    Am in the process of throwing a Day of the Dead party, and it really suits me, it’s really colorful and lively.

  66. Amber Sadie says

    I tend tot love vintage themes, but with an edgy twist. I like soft, girly pink things like glitter and ruffles and soft colors paired with things that look a little rougher. The perfect dessert table would look like a vintage pin-up girl in a ruffled pink apron with lots of lace, and colorful tattoos all over the place.

  67. Tammy A says

    The last party treat I made were butterfly cupcakes for my niece’s baby shower. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic-looking book!

  68. Deb says

    I love the idea of a table full of desserts all colors of the rainbow…..that would be a happy place to be!

  69. Whitnie T says

    The last sweet(s) I made for a party was Cupcakes, Chocolate Dipped Oreos, Dipped Pretzel Stick, & Cake Pops!!

  70. Dianna Belle says

    How adorable! pink eclairs! I am not a ‘pink’ person per se, but those are so cute.
    I just threw my brand new hubby a party based around the guitar I gave him for his present (He is only 53, and wants to start the guitar??) Plates, napkins, hanging decor.. even the cake had a guitar on top. A few of the guests were asked to bring their guitars and play for a little bit. it ended up, with a sing-along happening right after dinner! It was fun! (although, the hubby doesn’t like surprises very much). Thank you so much for sharing!

  71. Monica C. says

    A dessert table Beach themed in aqua blues is the style party I would love to throw for any occasion!

  72. Jennifer Robinson says

    A pastel vintage theme suits me lots of pretty pastel desserts with some pretty fresh flowers to make it look gorgeous! Your pink eclairs would be perfect for this :) So pretty! Xx

  73. Connie says

    I made biker cookies and they were such fun and an absolute hit!!! I did Harley shields, hearts with wings, skull heads and pistols….all individually wrapped. Fun, fun, fun!!!

  74. Heather@Kids in the Sink says

    The last party treat that I made and enjoyed so much were homemade oatmeal cream pies!

  75. says

    The last party treat I made was pink old fashioned marshmallow squares in honour of my mom who made them for us as kids. Your eclairs are so delightful~!! I love anything pink;)

  76. says

    I have to say that a vintage 50s polkadot/pink theme would suit me. I love colourful things and a table full of colourful treats would make my mouth dance!

  77. says

    You very much cater to my style… pretty and looks like it popped out of the tea table of a children’s book. Your ruffled cake was the inspiration for my daughter’s first birthday cake, and her baptism cake (in a slightly different incarnation).

    I would so love to win this, I definitely need some styling help and the recipes look delicious!

  78. Siobhan says

    I think a dessert table that would best describe me would be filled with all kinds of miniature desserts. Tiny and sweet just like me. The last birthday treat I made was a funfetti French macaron recipe I made up as well as some coconut cupcakes decorated with sweetened coconut flakes and mini edible pearls :)

  79. Jen C says

    The last sweet treat my family and I enjoyed were Easter Leftover Cookies. I make a chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, but instead of the chocolate chips I use a whole bunch of smashed leftover Easter candy. So yummy!!

  80. Ruth says

    The last party theme I planned that I really enjoyed was a picnic themed bridal shower. The baked goods included a cake shaped like red and white checkered tablecloth with grass, food and ants crawling over it as well as a basket made out of bread.

  81. Melanie says

    The last party treat I made were elephant shaped sugar cookies for a baby shower. They were cute and tasty!

    Thanks for the chance!

  82. Amanda says

    Last party treat I had was blue velvet cupcakes for a 2 year old “shark” birthday. My party style is modern. I am going to order her book on Amazon since this looks great! I love the Orange theme! So cute!

  83. Julie P. says

    The last party treat I made was a malted milk ball chocolate birthday cake for myself ( which I never do) I was devine

  84. Lori S. says

    My party style is vintage modern, which to me means vintage with simplicity. Nothing frilly or fussy. This book looks awesome. I can’t wait to make the eclairs! Thanks!!

  85. Ellen A says

    Just discovered your blog and I love it. I just made chocolate chip cookies but am planning to make over the next couple of months each and every one of your top ten reader’s choice recipe’s…all look amazing!

  86. Halley says

    The last sweet treat I made AND enjoyed was Gooey Butter Cake. Growing up in the Midwest this is a must at all major family events and a neat treat to share with people who’ve never experienced it before. It certainly lives up to its name!

  87. Sarah says

    My style of parties are definitely low key parties with close friends along with anything vintage and elegant. :)

  88. Stephanie M. says

    i simply cannot resist a rainbow theme. and in fact, the last party treat i made was a batch of rainbow jell-o shots.

  89. Lala says

    I would call my table style classic with a twist. The last treat I made was a Charoltte cake with a layer of berry compote, lemon cremeux, and soaked in amaretto lady fingers, topped off with fresh whpped cream and berries.

  90. Meghan says

    I like variety – So many bloggers have all these amazing yet different ideas and I find all of them inspiring! I don’t know if I’d be able to choose between a Parisian brunch themed or an Olivia the Pig themed party.. So many great ideas out there! And I like being able to try all different styles to mix it up :)

  91. Gloria says

    I love seasonal themes and I love Amy Atlas! For Easter, I made my husband’s favorite coconut cream pies.

  92. suzanne says

    Last treat was a lemon cake, infused with lemon syrup, and topped with fresh raspberries & a light lemon glaze, for a friend’s birthday. It was a real hit & special since the lemons were organic, right from our back yard.

  93. Alita says

    Most gatherings I go to are football themed. I make a variety of deviled eggs (chipotle, 4 pepper, classic, martini, etc.). Sweet wise, though, I am usually requested to make lemon bars, but I am gathering my chi and other energies to make a chocolate cake with salted caramel and ganache for an upcoming birthday. Thanks for your blog and the inspiration!

  94. Carina says

    I love love your blog!!! :)
    I’m a sucker for anything girly and pink. This past weekend, I made cupcakes using the choco cake recipe. It was devine! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  95. Lissa says

    I haven’t given much thought to themes, but the last treat(s) I made were your bakery-style vanilla cupcakes and chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes with bright yellow and red frosting, primary color sprinkles and Curious George flags for my son’s 5th birthday this past weekend. They looked pretty and got lots of compliments :)

  96. sara says

    We have been doing a lot of kid birthday parties since I have two little girls, I love it! It is so much fun, like reliving my childhood again.

  97. Jennifer says

    The last birthday treat I made was Rosie’s dark chocolate cupcakes with nutella cloud frosting except I doubled the recipe and made it into a layer cake. Divine!

  98. says

    I made some yummy pizza puffs – they were so easy and a huge hit with everyone!! My “party” style would probably be modern with touches of vintage . . . or anything kid-friendly as we have two little ones!

  99. Angela Willis says

    A couple of weeks ago I did a Super Mario Brothers Party for my now 5-year old! I baked his cake using your choco choco recipe… (yum) then decorated it with frosting, chocolate ganache, and marshmallow fondant. I also made various colored meringue cookie “toads”, chocolate mustache pops, yellow chocolate stars, white chocolate wii controllers, and cake pops that looked like each one of the characters. Now I am working on my middle son’s party (in two weeks) with a TRON Legacy theme!!

    Angela Willis
    angelagwillis@comcast.net

  100. Ramona says

    The last birthday I did was for a 79 year old lady from church. I made a white cake and filled with Chocolate Ganache and did a chocolate transfer of Bumble bees and then broke the chocolate into shards and surround the cake with them. I use bright colored micro fiber dish clothes for napkins and had silverware that matched the color of the napkins. For the napkin rings I use little spring cut outs that had different sayings. I like to take large flowered plates and epoxy bowls to the bottom to make my own cake stands. This book would come in handy. We have an evening service on the second Sunday of each month and I am in charge of food and arrangements.

  101. Kristin says

    I just made some peanut butter cupcakes and some white cupcakes with orange vanilla buttercream…they were both delish!! I wish though, that I had made these cute pink eclairs!!!

  102. angela says

    My last treat was lemon pull-apart bread. I’m in grad school and 8+ months pregnant and haven’t been cooking at all, but it was a rainy day and my need to bake something finally overwhelmed my thesis guilt. So tasty.

  103. jen says

    The last party treat I made was actually for a brunch. It was Joy the Baker’s Coffee Coffee Cake muffins. They were delicious!

  104. Elena says

    The last treats I made were for some volunteers, as we spent the day furnishing a new apartment for a family moving from an abusive home. The triple chocolate almond cookies were a little treat for the hard but oh-so-rewarding work.

  105. Jen says

    The last party treats I made were for my brother and his family, who welcomed their 5th child into the world. We celebrated with piña colada cupcakes.

  106. Sandy says

    I just made a birthday cake or my three year old granddaughter. It was a chocolate peanut butter and was very good.

  107. Kenzie says

    A party theme that would fit my personality would probably be something classic, but also fun. I like bright colors, but I don’t like outrageous busy patterns all over the place.

  108. Carla says

    Last party was a Lego Ninjago party for the 7 year old. I’d love to have a more grown up party-victorian lace, fancy desserts, beautiful things in an old fashioned setting.

  109. Rita - Greer, SC says

    The last treats I made were Peanut Butter Pies and Mounds Cookies for my brother-in-laws birthday this past weekend.

  110. Melissa B. says

    I made several treats for my son’s 6th birthday last weekend, but my favorite was the candied popcorn. :)

  111. Sandra H. says

    I think I would say Preppy would fit me best. My second choice would be vintage. I just did a baby girl shower and everything was pink!! It was so fun!

  112. Emily says

    Yesterday I made “My Baking Addiction”‘s Raspberry Peach Marshmallow Squares! They were absolutely wonderful!

  113. Cindy Silva says

    Eclectic and rainbow definitely describes my party style. Next on my to-do list is an Alice in Wonderland themed Tea Party :)

  114. Cathy W-S says

    I am in the middle of making (for a ‘Sweet Taste of Jefferson’ dessert/music event) Cappuccino cupcakes with a chocolate fudge center and cappuccino buttercream, topped with a music note candy piece in a dark chocolate. I’d love a copy of this book!!

  115. Julia Haston says

    The last thing I made for a party was a 6 layer rainbow cake for my neice’s 8th birthday! It was wonderful. I have 2 baby showers to plan in the next few months and I think this would really help!

  116. Larissa says

    Been a huge fan of your blog (and a fan of Amy’s!) for sometime now… The last party treat I made was a wide array of cookies for my sister’s bridal shoer – chocolate chip walnut; oatmeal raisin; decorated sugar cookies; double chocolate and more! It was wonderful. We displayed them on vintage cake stands and provided take away boxes for guests to enjoy their treats at home :)

  117. Cris says

    The last party treats I made were a strawberry, a chocolate and a pound cake cupcake for my friend’s 25th birthday party

  118. Magdeline Mendoza says

    omg….I really really want to get this book, this is my dream! my next project is my daughter, 16 she love chocolate and the color blue, my last baking was yesterday for one of my daughter who turned 13 i made lemon cake,orange cupcake, orange cake pops,oreos covered with chocolate and my decoration was inspierd by the cover of Amy Atlas book.

  119. Brooke says

    I most recently made salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars, and they were dubbed one of the best desserts I’ve ever made! So delicious!

  120. Torry says

    I made the most smoothest and richest Flan this past weekend for a family party. Everyone raved over how delicious and rich it was.

  121. Jessica says

    Most recently I created a sock monkey themed birthday party for my one year old. We made the cutest sock monkey cake and cookies. We even had banana pudding in miniature mason jars, they were so cute!

  122. Kara D says

    I really like clean and traditional dessert tables with a central theme! The last treat I made was a chocolate chip banana cake with cream cheese frosting for Easter!

  123. Kim says

    I made almond cake. I asked for this for my b-day April 12 and didn’t get it. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  124. says

    I think I would have to say party style is like Retro because my son’s birthday parties are like a throw back to my birthday parties as a kid. The last thing I made were vegan rocky road cupcakes with ninja cookie toppers!!!

  125. Janet says

    Anything pretty!
    The last amazing sweet I made was a chocolate espresso Dacquoise – it was amazing, easy (if time consuming) and got rave reviews – pretty and delicious!

  126. Pauline says

    Rosie, amazing photos! I love the colour of the icing! If my personality had a theme party in its honor, it would have to be quirky-nerdy!

  127. Elsie V. says

    Those eclairs look wonderful. They would be perfect for my favorite theme would be vintage with pastel colors.

  128. says

    the last party treat I made was my own birthday cake! I made a lemon & honey cake with roasted beet cream cheese frosting, topped with chopped pistachios and lemon zest! It was so yummy and I served it at our housewarming, so it was extra fun and special served with champagne!

  129. says

    I absolutely love your eclairs! They are perfect because I am allergic to chocolate so it always saddens me when I see pretty little desserts covered with chocolate! This recipe gives me the perfect alternative :)
    And the last and a very delcious party dessert I had was a mini butter tart cheesecake made by my aunt

  130. Marty says

    I would say my go to style is easy, breezy. I love simple dishes in pretty colors and minimalist flowers. It really lets the food shine.

  131. Stephanie says

    I recently made bite-size chocolate cupcakes decorated with raspberry or espresso buttercream! delicious :)

  132. Rena says

    Whenever I make caramel popcorn its a huge hit! Trying my hand at whoopie pies for book club Im hosting tomorrow night!

  133. Erin says

    The most recent party treat I made was Picky Palate’s Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies – yum! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)

  134. Carina says

    I love love your blog!
    I’m a sucker for anything girly and pink. This past weekend I made cupcake using the choco cake recipe you posted. It was devine! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  135. Ali says

    The last party treat I made was toffee’s with hundreds and thousands sprinkles on top. It was some good nostalgia for me!

  136. Nicole Marie says

    The last party treat I made was for our good-bye/ugly easter bonnet/Last Supper party at work (we are in the process of moving our store to a different spot in the mall after 11 yrs). It was my “famous” lemon cake with lemon buttercream and lemon cream cheese filling… it was great tasting, but it broke down the middle. oh well, it helped with cutting.

  137. Jackie says

    The theme of any party that suits me is floral. anything with beautiful wildflowers takes my breath away.
    it makes everything so much better. (:

  138. Elyssa says

    the last party treat i made was a tye dye cake for my friend bday. she had a cake party and everyone had to bring a cake!

  139. casey says

    Definitely vintage themed dessert table imagine the colorful flowers and table setting with matching tea cups! heaven!:):)

  140. Genesis says

    I party that suits my personality is definitely a girly “pink” party! which keeping in mind these pink eclairs would be great for, but for the last party treat i made little pink macarons YUM!

  141. Nicole Nicolso says

    I made two croquembouche trees for my dads 40th, the first time I had made choux pastry, toffee and the filling… Really enjoyed making them and loved seeing the finished product. They were a massive hit with the guests and tasted delicious…

  142. says

    Definitely vintage! We have a great collection of Depression Glass, vintage silverware, candlesticks, and linens.

    Your eclairs are divine – they would be perfect for a Baby Shower!

    Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!

  143. says

    I am such a country girl, and yet still girly…I love anything that incorporates country and vintage (and sans pink! I’m not that girly!). Definitely anything rustic.

  144. says

    I think the perfect dessert table for my personality would be vintage themed, with lots of purple! I would love to win the book and I tweeted about it too!

  145. says

    I think the dessert table for my personality would be 50s themed and have lots of pink and purple treats! I would love to win the book, and I tweeted about it too!

  146. says

    I’m definitely all about a girlie display. Pinks and lacy stuff and sprinkles all the way. :) I’m currently making (actually in the process of assembling tomorrow), your rainbow cake with your swiss meringue buttercream! Now if I could only get my photography to look as good as yours! :D

  147. T says

    Because I am a huge nerd, I would love to plan a superhero party! But it has to be just for adults! Maybe with some Dark Knight shots :P

  148. Janice says

    My last party treat was tiramisu (with extra dose of Kahlua and Bailey’s). The alcohol was not very strong, actually it was a nice balance to the sweetness and creaminess. Yum..!

  149. Deborah says

    Oh, I’d love to win this book!

    I recently made my own version of ‘Eton Mess’ for a dinner party using sweet mangoes, candied macadamia nuts, vanilla bean whipped cream, and chunks of old fashioned doughnuts. Okay, so it’s nothing like an Eton Mess…but it was delicious!

  150. April says

    For my son’s 8th birthday I made a WWE (wrestling) birthday cake with the wrestling ring and the championship belts. He loved it!

  151. Eleanor Rodway says

    The last party treat I savored were chocolate chip cookie dough peanut butter cups! Oh how delicious they were!!!

  152. says

    The last party treat I made (and enjoyed) was a red velvet cake with whipped white chocolate frosting and I would love to do a pretty in pink theme for my sweet girls 3rd birthday.

    Oh I so hope I win!

    Off to tweet . . .

    Emma :)

  153. Ashlie Kerr says

    The theme that suits me best is elegant shabby chic, and the last party treat I made were 60+ cupcakes and iced cupcake cookies for my daughter’s birthday party.

  154. Maria says

    Depending on my mood, I would say modern or vintage. Last sweet I made was an orange chiffon cake with italian buttercream. Yum!

  155. Robin Christine says

    My favorite type of party is a family party! I love the days when I was a little girl and my Mom and Dad would do those extra things to make my birthday so special! Mom made a special birthday cake, which I picked out. Then Dad would decorate the cake with pictures of me and my sisters in a ton of different colors.

    The last party that I made a treat for was my husband’s Grandparents 50th anniversary party. I made a huge vanilla cake with poured fondant on top and a ton of chocolate ganache cupcakes. What a way to celebrate 50 years!

  156. says

    The last party treat I made (and enjoyed!) was a Black Midnight Chocolate cake for my nephew’s 4th birthday party just a couple weeks ago. His party was a construction theme, so the cake had a backhoe, dump truck, and other “construction” equipment/signs. He loved it!

  157. weefibee says

    It has to be vintage themed, to give me an excuse to add to my collection cake stands and old finds! I just wish my party treats looked as good as my plates… x

  158. Monica says

    I would have to say a spring time theme would be my favorite. I made white chocolate cupcakes for my mom’s birthday.

  159. Maria says

    My last party treat was raspberry lemonade bars from annies-eats.com. They were amazing, and it didn’t hurt that they were a lovely shade of pink :)

  160. Jennie says

    the last treat i made was paula deen’s strawberry cake for my daughter in law’s sister’s birthday. i even made a batch of bakerella’s famous cake balls since i had leftover icing and yellow cake mix in the kitchen. everything came out great for her birthday celebration. have a great day. love your blog.

  161. Julie says

    I recently made a caramel cake which was delicious. My style depends on the occasion and my mood. I am planning my daughters 4th birthday party, and plan to make these eclairs! That table will be ‘fancy’ and ‘pink’ in honor of her favorite characters ‘fancy Nancy’ and ‘Pinkalicious’.

  162. Jayne says

    Hi Rosie,
    My last celebration was my daughter’s 8th birthday party where I made your rainbow cake and she decorated it with rock and roll items as per her theme. Also made over 100 cupcakes (red velvet/cream cheese icing, your vanilla cupcake recipe with pink swiss meringue buttercream , chocolate with blue “whipped cream” flour icing and a Italian rainbow cookie inspired cupcake with chocolate ganash – of course they all had lots of sprinkles). The take home “goody bags” were a cupcake box that held 4 cupcakes (one of each flavor) with rock and roll items placed on top. It was so much fun and am already wondering how I’m going to top this celebration! Maybe Sweet Designs can help! Thank you. Jayne

  163. Sibylle says

    And the last “celebration” will be the welcome of our new family member, a little puppy we’ll pick up from her foster family this weekend, that’s why I’m baking dog shaped cookies and decorate them.

  164. says

    “What type of party/dessert table theme best suits your personality?” (eg. modern, preppy, vintage, superhero, rainbow, etc.)

    When I was younger, FELINE would of been my theme..but now….it is Western, with Horses and Donkey’s as an accent.

    “What was the last party treat you made (or enjoyed)?

    The last party treat I made were my home made carmels…YUmmm!

  165. Lacey Montney says

    I love all themes depending on what has inspired me at the time. The last party treat I made and enjoyed was your rich and ruffled celebration cake but I tortes it with homemade vanilla custard and flavored the SMBC with vanilla bean paste and left it it’s natural color do it was this creamy white with beautiful vanilla bean specks.

  166. AC says

    Haven’t made them yet, but tonight I’m doing chocolate cupcakes with a salted caramel buttercream for my birthday tomorrow!

  167. Rebecca says

    Party theme well I’d love a good old fashion tea party girly and cute!! But this year the little cupcake is getting a first birthday theme of hello kitty!! Lol

  168. Rebecca says

    Oh btw I tweeted I’d so love to win this! Good luck everyone! And keep up the good work I love your blog it inspires me everyday to try new things!!!!

  169. Becca J. says

    The last party treat I made is called dirt cake! Essentially vanilla pudding/cream cheese/Cool Whip mixture layered with crushed Oreos in a trifle bowl. Pretty and delicious!

  170. Karen says

    Classic and eclectic! Last treats – red velvet whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting. Love to incorporate candy when decorating the table – a big hit no matter what age the guests.

  171. Ashley says

    I would love to have a crime scene/CSI/forensics lab themed dessert table. I am in to all that type of stuff so much and I think that it would be fun to see what I or someone else could come up with for this theme.

  172. Penny R says

    My party theme would best be simple elegance. Now my recent fav for a party treat is homemade angel food cake with strawberries and homemade lemon curd – had it for a lunch time party at work today – YUMMY!

  173. Claudia S says

    I like red, black and white parties, classic? I don’t know what kind will be that. LOL. Thank you for the chance to win.

  174. Mina says

    I would love a pastel vintage candy bar filled with sweet treats. I made chocolate chip cookies last weekend and they were great!

  175. Erica says

    I’d probably do a romantic spread, with rich flavours like chocolate!

    The last party treats I made were my own birthday cupcakes: Guinness chocolate cake with Bailey’s ganache and Bailey’s cream cheese frosting (recipe adapted from smitten kitchen)! OMG, SOOOO amazing!

    Non-bakers think I’m crazy, but I’m sure you understand the temptation to make your own birthday cake!

  176. says

    The party theme that would best fit my personality is Disney! In particular, Daisy Duck and Donald Duck. My name is Daisy and my boyfriend does an awesome Donald impersonation.

  177. says

    I just made some yummy lemon cupcakes for teacher appreciation week at school!
    I really want to try macaroons next!
    And I love a great vintage-y party theme too!
    Or black and white fancy parties!

  178. Natalie Alt says

    Is chocolate a theme?? Last treats I made were for my hubby’s birthday, cheesecake, decorated sugar cookies and black bottom cupcakes.

  179. Vanessa Fisher says

    My party theme is very colorful with lots of bling!! And my favorite colors are hot pink and purple.

  180. says

    The last thing I made was a chocolate cake last weekend! But I’m really excited to make soft pretzels tonight to celebrate National Pretzel Day tomorrow!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  181. Kimi B says

    I love country/cowboy type things, so I’d love to do a party with daisies in old milk jars, paisley napkins & bbq. It would be cozy & homey in a big way

  182. Adrienne says

    I love anything vintage!! The last party treat I made was tiny heart sugar cookies (like less than and inch tiny!) for my valentines day party!

  183. DeniseM says

    My first thought was a vintage-theme tea party straight from a classic tale w/ chairs carved & painted like Alice in Wonderland characters. Cookies that are colored like playing cards, scones, macaroons, and of course these pretty-in-pink eclairs!

  184. Anjanette says

    My nieces love the game Candyland, so a Candyland themed party or dessert table would be so fun!

    The last party treat I made was a Bunny shaped cake for Easter. The kids and the adults loved it.

  185. Deb Van Dyk says

    When it comes to color, how can you pick just one? My style would have to be some form of rainbow. Maybe bright and shiny, maybe soft and pastel. My last treat was a disappointing Piña Colada bar(definitely not pineapple-ey enough). The traditional Dutch almond bar was a delightful success.

  186. Kristin says

    The last party treats I made were cakes for our Admin Prof. Party. :) I love to bake up treats for people.

  187. Beth Rodkey says

    layer cake: chocolate cake, white chocolate frosting, raspberry jam and fresh raspberries covered in giant pink sugar, it was amazing!

  188. Mistie says

    It seems like I’m baking for school functions left and right: Teacher baby showers, teacher appreciation, book parties, etc.

    I would love a classic, vintage table!

  189. says

    The last treat I made was lemon bars this morning. I’m in a baking frenzy here for the bake sale at my son’s preschool. I love a vintage look with old tablecloths, mismatched tea cups and lots of cake plates.

  190. Stephanie says

    I love the vintage dessert table themes! They are so adorable and cute. The last party treat I made was a red velvet cake and vanilla cake pops for my friend’s baby shower.

  191. Kylee says

    I want a rainbow party SO badly. I made Whisk Kid’s Super Epic Rainbow cake for my (28th…yes, 28th) birthday and I frequently scour Etsy for Rainbow Party Printables…

    …but I saw the Preppy page in Amy’s book and what’s not to love about hot pink and navy??

    The last party treats I made was my first attempt at decorated sugar cookies using Our Best Bite’s tutorial on using glace icing… I’m not normally a cookie girl, but I ate A LOT of those…

  192. says

    I guess I’d call my style classic…I’m thinking white tablecloth and setting with pastels thrown in – some pink teacups, light green flowers, lavender…

  193. Tiffany S. says

    The last party treat I made was creamsicle macarons for a citrus themed baby shower I hosted. They were divine! I’m a vintage preppy kind of event girl.

  194. christy says

    The last party table/ cake I did was an Olivia the Pig theme but I can’t wait to create an excuse to make the amazing rainbow doodle cake and all the other incredible rainbow treats around!

  195. says

    Don’t know if it fits MY personality, but it fits necesseity! I’ve got boys, so the ideal party/dessert table would definitely be superhero!

  196. Carmen says

    The last party treat I enjoyed was savory – it was a dip with some sort of cream cheese bottom, covered in bacon, cheddar cheese and bbq sauce. Delish! My favorite party theme would be flowery

  197. says

    The last party treat I made was a birthday cake for my Mom. It looked like a terracotta pot with dirt and flowers! It was a big hit and I had a lot of fun making it, too :)

  198. Marie says

    I would go for the vintage, girly party. I have two little girls! My second is about to celebrate her first birthday, so pink and white stripes, pink lemonade, pink cake-pops… maybe I’d throw in a bunch of rainbow sprinkles to make it really festive.

  199. says

    The last party treat I had was strawberry cake pops decorated like dibbies – little chicks – for Easter. They were as delicious as they were cute!

  200. Asher says

    Let see, the last treat I made were your deeelicious chocolate cupcakes with nutella cloud frosting. So good! I seriously had a stomach ache and all I could think of was how much I was craving one of those cupcakes.

  201. jennifer says

    i have a fun., vibrant , colorful style. the last thin i made was some chocolate chip cookies for a party. everyone loved them.. it was a jaque torres recipe

  202. says

    I am currently baking your recipe for raspberry meringue rose cookies for a shabby chic themed fair to raise money for the Kauai United Way. They look so cute (the batter tasted fab)! I will also be re-making white velvet cupcakes (from The Cake Bible) and turning them into strawberry shortcakes for the occasion :)

  203. Judy says

    I would love to throw a vintage afternoon tea party to the tune of Alice in Wonderland. Actually, any tea party themed to any of one my favourite books would be fine.
    My last party treat made were Oreo truffles. They are so easy to theme.
    Really love your gorgeous blog, Rosie!

  204. danielle says

    i don’t know if it suits my personality per se, but i’d love to throw a paula-deen-inspired party! yum yum yum

  205. Theresa T says

    Oh, by far my favorite design is vintage-y polka dots and retro-looking party pieces…the last party food I made was a toasted rocky road tiered rice crispy cake :)

  206. says

    Move over Martha….here comes Amy! I would love, love, love this book! I’m all about the girly themes. The prettier & frillier (is that even a word?), the better! Oodles of thanks for the amazing opportunity! XOOX

  207. Rebecca says

    My favorite theme would be Victorian tea table – scones, tiny cookies, and a gorgeous cake. I just bought a dome covered glass cake stand yesterday ($6 at Goodwill!!) and I’ll be making & displaying your Campfire Delight Cake on it for my husband’s birthday next week!

  208. Abby says

    The last party treats I made were for the baby shower my younger sister and I threw for my older sister. I made cute cupcakes – simple chocolate and white with pink and green frosting, fruit salsa and cinnamon/sugar chips, and my favorite – oreo truffles on a stick that I turned into little baby girl heads. I used mini muffin liners for a bonnet, tied a string around the stick to finish off the bonnet look, added eyes, a nose, mouth and little curls with edible marker and used a butterfly sprinkle for a little bow. The guests loved them! So much fun and so easy to make!

  209. says

    I’m going to go with the preppy theme as my favorite. But I also think I’d like modern and vintage, and superhero just because that sounds really fun! Also, the last party treat I made was chocolate peanut butter fudge. Mmm. :)

  210. Sara says

    The last party treat I made/enjoyed was definitely a chocolate cupcake filled with marshmallow cream topped with nutella buttercream! Yum.

  211. Jocelyn says

    the last party treat i made were vanilla cupcakes with a buttercream frosting and extra sprinkles of course!!!

  212. says

    I would be classic chic if that’s an option! I love bright and fun colors but with a mix of classic simplicity! I want this book!:) how exciting!

  213. Jacinta says

    The last party I planned–and enjoyed–was a baby shower for my sister-in-law. The theme was onesies (we had a onesie shaped cake & cookies and decorated onesies, etc). The color scheme was aqua, white & brown.

  214. Melissa says

    The most fitting theme for me is vintage. The last fabulous treat I had was at my little nephew’s first birthday party-red velvet cupcakes.

  215. amy says

    The last party treat I made was your chocolate pink ruffle cake. It was a huge hit! The pink eclairs look lovely for an upcoming bridal shower. Thanks for the recipe!

  216. Linda says

    The last party treat I made was a batch of decorated onesie sugar cookies for a co-worker’s daughter’s baby shower. They were so fun and sweet! I love making cookies.

  217. says

    Firstly, I love your blog. It is pretty, your content flows and you have amazing recipes (I’ve made five recipes from your blog and they came out perfect).

    The type of party/dessert table theme that best suits my personality would be art deco. I am a modern girl when it comes to technology but I love all things 1920s & 1930s. I’m in the process of planning a 1930s event featuring…you guessed it…sweets and this book would help me out so much!!!

  218. says

    hmm I’d have to say my theme is classy, cute and vintage. I made some blackberry buttercream chocolate cupcakes for easter with candied pansies. They were pretty!

  219. Carli says

    A dessert table that best describes my personality is a chocolate dessert table. I LOVE chocolate and a chocolate themed dessert table would fit my personality not just because I love chocolate so much but also because chocolate is the perfect comfort food, and that is my character- the friend who loves to comfort others who are in need.

  220. Cathy H. says

    I guess it depends on how you define “treat” – the last party I took 7 layer Greek dip (from ThreeManyCooks blog) and it was a big hit!

  221. Ashleigh says

    I like a dessert table with bright colors that POP!!!! Something about a colorful display makes me smile!

  222. Faye says

    My party style depends on the occasion, but I like to keep it classic & simple. The last party treat I made was a 4 layer Vanilla Cake with Strawberry cream frosting for my Mother-in-law who just turned 95yr.

  223. Laís Gomes Marcolongo says

    The type of dessert table theme that best suits my personality is a good and old style, rustic or vintage. I cant’ resist anything!

  224. Jill Hampton says

    I love all parties! I collect themes and try to copy them from different blogs. The last party I thru was just recently my husband and I renewed our marriage vows of 19 years. The cake said 19 and counting! lol

  225. says

    My party type is more of a farm vintage. I utilize things I find at garage sales, auctions and other places to incorporate into my sweet displays. I actually did all the food items for my daughter’s bridal shower. I made a rosette cake with vanilla bean cake and strawberry raspberry basalmic filling and buttercream icing, painted decorated cookies, and chocolate covered strawberries.

  226. Diana says

    The last party treats I made were for a Bookworm themed baby shower at my daughter’s school!
    Seventy-five cupcakes (lemon, strawbeery, and golden vanilla with cream cheese frosting)arranged to look like bookworms.

  227. Cat says

    Love your blog – and photos, tutorials… I actually spend so much time looking at the blogs of other people, I have less time to make things myself. But, I always have good intentions. I can’t even imagine making so many things at once that I would even set up a display table… but I would love to try! I hope I win a copy of Amy’s book!

  228. says

    I think my style would be vintage! The last major party I did was my sister’s wedding … where I did her cupcakes plus a bunch of desserts. That party was more modern than vintagey … but that’s my sister!

  229. says

    I love retro desserts from the 50s and 60s. My mum had this old cookbook from when she was first married, and it’s full of the brightest hand-coloured pictures of blancmanges and jellies and cakes imaginable. I hope I win the book!

  230. tara says

    Wow those look great ! i would say the last memorable party thing i made was a lemon lavendar cheesecake. it was really really good !

  231. Doreen says

    The last party I did was my daughter’s bridal shower. I love the vintage theme and all things done in pastels. I am definitely getting this book and ever since I stumbled onto your blog, I am addicted. Thank you so much for sharing.

  232. Brooke says

    I love vintage style with a mix of modern. Hobnail Milk Glass, Blue Ball Jars and modern prints like Chevron and Ikat. Perfect mix!

  233. Lynn Rosik says

    Last dessert I made for a party was Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate frosting. I love elegant party themes.

  234. Shawna says

    I love to entertain. Right now I am planning a beach birthday party with my granddaugher for her 13th birthday. We are making bite size desserts.

  235. Lamia says

    The last treat I made was a funfetti layer cake topped with every single kind of sprinkle I have, for my husband’s birthday!

  236. Katryna Robinson says

    The last party treat I made was pigs in a blanket! Not too sweet, but I made mini brownies to go with!

  237. Ellen says

    I love a vintage table. My grandmother left me some beautiful deep rose, cut crystal wine glasses that always look amazing with a white lace tablecloth and silver serving dishes.

    • Ellen says

      I just Tweeted too, but my tweets are private so I’m not sure if y’all can see them even though I follow both of you! @ellepalm

  238. Mirtha Hernandez says

    hmm… I’ve never thought about what my usual theme is… is “homey” a theme? I usually make everything from scratch.

  239. says

    Those eclairs looks so delicious! My party theme/dessert table would have to be vintage. I collect old silverware and serving pieces. I really wish people would bring back nice dinner parties where people had pretty things on display

  240. says

    I would love to have a outside pool party at dusk. With candles and lanterns lite and tables one for your fancy drinks and glasses to match. Desert table cause I love to try sweets. Cookies, cupcakes with bright frosting and vase of flowers to match with candles on table. I love Eclairs but never had a decent recipe to try. This one going in my book to teach my daughter so she can pass down to the family to come!

  241. Aubrey Knudson says

    Those look Delicious!
    I was wondering what your altitude is?
    I live in a very high altitude area and was wondering if i should adjust recipes for cakes?

  242. Lucia says

    The last treat I made was Chocolate Orange with Chocolate Cointreau ganache. They were definitely popular :)

  243. says

    The most recent party treat I made were Elmo Cupcakes: German chocolate with a Nutella center for my younger sister’s birthday!

  244. Liz says

    A nice, crisp, clean modern theme with a hint of 50s vintage completely suits my personality and the last party treat I made where chocolava cookies – delicious low-fat brownie cookies, they’re always a hit!

  245. Yaya says

    The last party treat I made was a super fudgy super chocolate brownie and my good pal and I indulged ourselves by finishing the entire thing. What a great after exam party we had!

  246. Katie Broke says

    My favourite party theme is starry (because my twin sister and I both love stars). The combination of dark blue and gold can be both childish and sophisticated and is so much fun to make.

    The last party treat I enjoyed was layered rhubarb and rosewater fool in these gorgeous multicoloured goblets. Just right for the sun finally coming out over London.

  247. says

    I love a bright and colourful party table :) I am working on a batman theme next….actually I should be party planning rather than blog browsing!

    Really wishing I had a pink eclair right now!!

  248. Kristen says

    I would enjoy a preppy party theme! The last party I threw had the theme of grumpy old men! It was so much fun!

  249. Laura says

    First let me say that the eclairs are beautiful……
    I must try them soon. I would say I like the vintage displays and desserts. But, I usually consider who the baking and party is for to direct my theme.
    The last party I had was just this past Wednesday. My step-son and little grand-daughter were visiting from out of town, so we had the family over for dinner. For dessert, I made fudge brownies with chocolate malted frosting.

  250. says

    I like to keep people guessing so my theme or “feel” is always different. If I had to choose one that best fits me I would have to say anything fun, colorful and childlike! ;)

  251. Jessica sock well says

    I’m a vintage country girl from Alabama, so mini banana moon pies would b on my dessert line up!

  252. Debbie says

    I Tweeted: ”I want to win a copy of @amyatlas ’s amazing new book, Sweet Designs, from @Sweetapolita

    Twitter Name: MeganSmiles

  253. Debbie says

    The last treat I made was for a Sweet 16 Party. I made vanilla cupcakes with swirls of pink butter cream frosting. I also made home-made ice cream sandwiches. I baked the ‘cookie’ in the normal rectangular shape & filled the inside with vanilla ice cream tinted pink.
    A second batch had mint ice cream. They didn’t last long.

  254. Karen Ristau says

    I love birthday parties…bright colors and lots of flowers. The last thing I made for a party that was my favorite was the rainbow cake…It was a winner!

  255. ninabean says

    THe last Party treat i made was a birthday cake . White cake i colored pink and yello and frosted with swiss mirangue buttercream that i collored yellow,pink and green. frosted the cake in yellow did the border in pink dots and the top in green using a grass tip. I added a dora, diego and boots cake topper.

  256. Jocelyn says

    A vintage style afternoon tea is my favourite thing. Exactly what I’m planning for my Kitchen Tea soon. Lovely crust less sandwiches, mini quiches and sausage rolls, and little pastel pink petite fours plus scones with strawberry jam and cream. Bliss.

  257. says

    RAINBOW for sure! I love colors and I can just imagine a large table full of dainty cakes, pastries, candies and cocktails of all different colors… magical :)

  258. Andrea says

    My last party was my daughter’s first birthday. I made the inside out Neapolitan cake, but vanilla instead of chocolate. And I took the chocolate, vanilla strawberry theme further and made chocolate caramels, strawberry lemonade taffy and vanilla cookies. I used 7 pound of butter!

  259. Elizabeth says

    I am planning a “tutu” theme party for my 22st birthday, (get it)? Its all pastel pinks, I made pink cupcakes and desserts and I would love to make these too!!

  260. erica parton says

    My dessert table preference is an eclectic mix of vintage and natural materials to display desserts in muted colors. I don’t use many dyes in my baking as a preference. Thanks for your blog!

  261. Catherine Jackson says

    The last party treat I made were carrot cupcakes. I like to try something different every time. Pink Eclairs will be next! Yum!

  262. Lisa Peacock says

    I like to use fresh fruit when making a party treat – such as chocolate covered strawberries – as this always seems to be something unexpected – which truly makes it a treat.

  263. Whitney says

    Right now I’m in the middle of planning a vintage pastel dessert table for my wedding and these will be perfect!

  264. Shannon says

    The last party treat I made was Hot Chocolate Cupcakes! They were made with a fudgy cupcake, with the tops dipped in white chocolate. They were topped with a toasted marshmallow, and sprinkled with cocoa powder. Absolutely delicious and a huge success! The party table that fits my personality would probably be a vintage party table because I’ve always thought I was born in the wrong time.

  265. Amy says

    I love the idea of a dessert table. We have twins and that seems like such a great way to meet both of their birthday desires.

  266. Kim says

    The last treat I made was actually based on a recipe I found on your website! I made a chocolate stout cake (I used Muskoka Brewery’s limited edition Winter Beard: Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout instead of Guinness), and topped it with whipped french vanilla icing! It was so rich and delicious I could only eat a little bit at a time, which ended up being a good thing because it was meant for a large group. I made it for my boyfriend’s birthday celebration and it was a big hit! Thanks again for all your delicious posts!

  267. Anna Durbin says

    A dessert table that best describes me is a 1960’s Christmas desserts. I love anything retro down to jello-molds and my favorite time of the year is Christmas. My boyfriend & I are actually going to have a 1960’s Christmas party this year. We want anyone who can to dress up in 60’s fashion and the house will be decked out retro down to a white Christmas tree. SO EXCITED!!!

  268. says

    The last party treat I made was my son’s first birthday party. It was a music theme, so I made 3 cakes and fashioned them into a music note.

  269. Laura in Texas says

    I’d probably go with a Western theme and fill it with pecan pie bites, Mexican wedding cookies, and dessert daiquiries!

  270. Danielle D says

    The last party treat I made was the triple lemony-blueberry cake from your site. Very much a hit. Next treat will be your Maltese Figolli cookies! Making hearts for Mothers’ Day for my mother.

  271. says

    I love to choose color schemes instead of party themes because then I can choose whatever pretty little things I find in the right color scheme. The last party I threw was for my daughter, Olivia, for her first birthday. I made a cake that was covered in aqua and seafoam green waves to go with her mermaid colors party. It was so pretty and so delicious.

  272. ~ Betsy says

    When I am entertaining friends at my home, I enjoy using serving dishes that I’ve collected from women in my family i.e. grandmas who have passed on, etc. I love to use old pieces even with their cracks and knicks from years of wear. And it’s fun that nothing matches but it all looks beautiful and comfortable.

  273. Nina says

    The last party I threw was for my daughter. Since she was turning two, we decided to play up the “terrible two” idea and had a monster bash. It was playful and fantastical. My kind of party!

  274. Laura says

    My favourite treat with a pastry/friend is a pie! I do enjoy choux pastry for my favourite food ever – strawberries – and then paired with whipped cream. But a to-die-for lard based pastry and either strawberry rhubarb (with my mom’s first ontario shoots of rhubarb) or dbf’s fav apple caramel pie are very very close seconds! The cookbook sounds amazing.

  275. Ariella says

    Once a year my family throws a “record party” everyone comes with records in hand and we dance the night away to old but awesome songs….the table set up gets better and better every year! This year I’m thinking to make a record cake!

  276. Marilyn says

    I would pretty much give anything to make a disney themed party table. Failing that, I like anything bright and colorful!

  277. Melissa says

    The last party treat I made was for my husbands birthday last week. Classic vanilla cupcakes and vanilla buttercream icing. Then another chocolate cake made with nonfat Greek yogurt for my hubby who has to be on a no fat diet for gallstones. Pretty tasty for being low fat. I can’t wait to make these eclairs for a baby shower I’m hosting, but in blue for a boy!

  278. Ania says

    OMG! This looks fabulous! I would definitely say that I try for vintage but not always turn out that way;) The last thing i made was a coconut mousse cake with candied lime slices for my mom’s birthday:) It was delicious!

  279. Justine says

    Lots of treats all year round but the last birthday party treat I made was at Christmas time for my daughter’s 5th birthday. She had a Christmas Angel party with all things red and white, very cute and Christmasy. Her favourites where the Angel biscuits I baked and the red cake pops with white chocolate stars.

  280. Andrea Juranis says

    I think the dream party for myself would be a pink party – every single thing would be pink – all the way to the wine! beautiful pink twinkling lights – love it.

  281. says

    Hi Rosie, the last party treat, well there were a few as it was for my son’s 7th b-day party and I baked it all. but my pride and joy from that bake fest would have to be the zombie cake pops (for a Zombie Boy theme), they turned out fab and very creepy if I do say so myself!

  282. Marisa says

    Every year I make Brazilian Brigadeiros and Beijinhos for my husband’s birthday. Sweet little treats made of condensed milk and chocolate / coconut are the perfect little mouthful and can be spotted on the treat table of pretty much every Brazilian birthday party!

  283. JenB007 says

    I would say that I am more of a classic table scape person. The last treat I made was my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with M&Ms and pecans. Yummmm…..

  284. Susan Howard says

    the last sweet treat I made was thanksgiving I made my wonderful chocolate peanut butter pies they were a great hit

  285. Bobbi says

    Hmmmm…the last treat I made for an actual party was the Ethereal Pear Charlotte (Rose Levy Beranbaum) for my husband’s birthday – the dessert with the most separate steps that I’ve ever made! (but it was delicious!) I made a strawberry rhubarb pie last weekend, though, with the first of the season rhubarb and a streusel topping, and it was soooo yummy!

  286. kathy pilato says

    the type of party/dessert table theme that best suits my personality would be vintage. I love how it is old, yet beautiful at the same time. I hope people feel that way about me!

  287. says

    I would love an Amy atlas book! And my husband has been telling me to make strawberry eclairs for his love of strawberries and I thought it was not possible. I could trick him into these.. :)

    The last party I made desserts was for my own baby shower.. I made butterfly rainbow cupcakes and I love the mix of colours going with the happy rainbow theme.. I love rainbow them for kids and a all white theme for adults.

    But then, I stay in Singapore which would of allow me to win anything :(

  288. Bonnie says

    My last party was a graduation party…cupcake style! We reserved my sister-in-law’s bake shop for the afternoon and she had almost every flavor under the sun, plus ice cream. All of our guests came in, and were able to help themselves to anything they wanted while celebrating with the guest of honor. Everyone had a great time!

  289. says

    “What was the last party treat you made (or enjoyed)?” – I would have to say that it was the treat I made for my daughter’s 5th birthday party – it was a huge hit. Since some children were under 5 I couldn’t serve popcorn – so I used the Arrowhead Mills puffed corn cereal and melted the Wilton peppermint candies. Mixed the 2 together and then served them in paper cones I made. Delicious!!!!!

  290. Jenny Johnson says

    I absolutely love anything vintage or homemade for party decor. It just has to be creative and colorful.

  291. Sweetmakemesmile says

    Dessert theme that suit me : rainbow ^_^;
    Last treats party I made : my daughter 6th birthday ^_^

  292. Kayleigh says

    So pretty! The last party treat I made (and almost didn’t get a chance to enjoy) were dark chocolate and toffee truffles. They were eaten so fast I only had one, but sure enjoyed it!

  293. Ashley says

    Fancy/preppy-but really, all of her designs are so fabulous that they are all classy! My last party treat was a crepe cake. The pastry cream layered in between the light crepes…delicious!

    • Rebecca says

      Half-and-Half is cream with about 10% fat content. Depending on where you live it may be called “light” cream or “coffee cream”. The fat content may vary depending on where you are – anything that ranges from 10 – 18%.