Synopses & Reviews
When a world-famous shoe designer walked into his surprise birthday party and saw the cake that was waiting for him--a Manolo stiletto perched alluringly next to a tissue-filled shoebox--it was his turn to ogle someone else's talent. The cake, created by Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes in New York City, was a sensation. Not only did everyone at the party want to know how it was made, they wanted to know how to create something as dazzling themselves.
This unique book contains projects for every skill level: from gorgeous, sugar-dusted heart cookies to delightful billiard-ball cupcakes, to sculpted cakes in the shape of wine bottles and Chinese takeout boxes, to the extravagantly beautiful, threetiered
embroidery cake showcased on Sex and the City. With delicious recipes, stunning creations for every occasion, suggestions for time-saving shortcuts, and hot tips for fabulous results, all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and easy-to follow diagrams, THE CONFETTI CAKES COOKBOOK is a must-have for the outrageously chic baker in all of us.
"Proprietor of the titular bakery in New York City, Strauss offers a bevy of specific, helpful tips that will enable readers to replicate her whimsical and eye-catching designs. Opening with a detailed list of key tools (tape measure, scale, paring knife, scalpel) and basic techniques (overpiping, filling a pastry bag, making sugar bows), Strauss lays the groundwork for the heavy lifting: creating artful cookies, cakes and cupcakes using fondant, frosting and gum paste. Featured projects run the gamut from the relatively easy Pool Ball Cupcakes, Dice Mini Cakes and Snowflake Cookies to more advanced items like Teacup Mini Cakes (they look like detailed porcelain) and the gorgeous Chocolate Embroidery Wedding Cake (as seen on Sex and the City). Strauss is a patient and encouraging teacher, offering detailed instructions and drawings for complex accoutrements such as flowers, teddy bears and even shoes. Those with an interest in fondant-based cake designs will find this an informative and challenging introduction to the art." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
New York City's most sought-after cake designer shares her recipes and secrets for creating unique, gorgeous confections. With projects for every skill level and stunning creations for every occasion, it's a must-have for the outrageously chic baker.
About the Author
Elisa Strauss is the founder and sole designer of Confetti Cakes in New York City. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, Strauss is famous for her whimsical, elaborate, fashion-related cakes. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines as well as on the Today show, The View, and the Food Network.