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Confetti Cakes for Kids: Delightful Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2009

    EBOOK WARNING!!! The quality of the ebook pictures are not the same as the print edition.

    The book is wonderful, however I was unaware the pictures in the ebook version were going to be so degraded. I contacted customer service at Barnes & Noble, asking if there was a way they could exchange for the printed copy instead, or provide me with a better digital copy, containing graphics as good as the print version. Barnes & Noble decided to stand by their policy (no returns for ebooks), which I respect, but it seems easier for them to say no than find solutions favorable to both sides. Given the economic times wouldn't companies be willing to try and work with their existing customer base not repel them!!
    I leave the door open for Barnes & Noble to try and rectify the situation.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2008

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    I can't believe it's a cake!

    Okay that's a cake! Can you believe it?? I was immediately grabbed by this bright, bold cover - and the fact that that's a cake!<BR/><BR/>My children were subjected to many of my efforts that consisted of more desire than skill when they were younger. This book actually makes it quite simple. It's broken down in chapters covering the Basics - the equipment and tools needed. Techniques - icing techniques, how to use a pastry bag and more. And the best for me - Recipes - foolproof, tried and true, guaranteed to taste good recipes for cookies and cakes. I'm definitely using some of them this Christmas -the gingerbread cake and cookies and a great basic vanilla sugar cookie. All of them are straight forward, using ingredients you already have on hand. <BR/><BR/>And icing recipes! Okay put your hand up if you've ever added too much milk, then a little more icing sugar, oops a little more milk...... Again foolproof recipes for different buttercream icings and fondants. Decorated cupcakes and mini cakes are featured as well.<BR/><BR/>Have you ever bought a cookie bouquet before? I have, but don't think I will ever again - Strauss's directions make it easy to do yourself.<BR/><BR/>The cakes pictured are amazing and fantastical, but doable. This book will spark your creative juices and imagination!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    Pice of Cake

    This is a great book. Elisa Strauss always does a beautiful job with her books, not really for beginners, but a great inspiration.

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  • Posted December 23, 2008

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    Kids Party

    When my son was three, I decided to make a train cake for his birthday. I worked for hours on it, and it turned out pretty good, but if I'd had this book, oh the train cake I could have made! How about a cake that looks like a MP3 or a hamburger with fries? There are recipes, explicit decorating instructions, ideas on transporting goodies, templates, even conversion tables, a long list of resources, and an index. If you've ever wanted to learn to make fondant, you'll learn how with this book. Before your next party, this is the book you need.

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  • Posted December 18, 2008

    Delicious┬┐

    Confetti Cakes For Kids<BR/>Elisa Strauss, Christie Matheson<BR/>Little, Brown and Company, 2008<BR/>ISBN: 9780316118293<BR/>Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 12/08<BR/>4 stars<BR/>Delicious¿<BR/>This delightful book has 7 categories including: cake basics, recipes, techniques, and cookies. Elisa Strauss and Christie Matheson begin their book by covering the basics. They discuss equipment and terms. <BR/>The section on techniques is written in simple terms. The skill level for this book varies from project to project. My only complaint is the binding. I wish publishers would realize that cookbooks need a spiral binding. It is very difficult to read a recipe while mixing if the book will not stay open. This is the reason that this book is not getting a ¿5¿.<BR/>My favorite project was the fish. They are cute and sure to please most children. The spring mini cakes are beautiful. This would make a nice gift for the baker in your life.

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