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

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by Elisa Strauss, Christie Matheson
     
 

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Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes has created confections as elaborate as a platter of sushi, a wine bottle in a crate, and a designer handbag. Now she focuses her talents on her younger fans with this enchanting collection of cakes, cookies, and cupcakes for kids. Strauss starts readers off with 20 delicious recipes and all the basic techniques needed to complete

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Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes has created confections as elaborate as a platter of sushi, a wine bottle in a crate, and a designer handbag. Now she focuses her talents on her younger fans with this enchanting collection of cakes, cookies, and cupcakes for kids. Strauss starts readers off with 20 delicious recipes and all the basic techniques needed to complete any project in the book. Then she offers step-by-step instructions for 24 jaw-dropping designs that can become the centerpiece of any celebration. Projects span the imagination—from a charming sock monkey, to an MP3 player, to playful hula gingerbread girls and boys—and will appeal to anyone looking for the perfect way to thrill a child with a delectable, spectacular creation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316118293
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
11/05/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Elisa Strauss is the founder and head designer of Confetti Cakes in New York City. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, Strauss is famous for her imaginative and elaborate cakes. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines, as well as on Good Morning America, the Today show, Martha: The Martha Stewart Show, The View, and the Food Network.

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Confetti Cakes for Kids: Delightful Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Twink More than 1 year ago
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!

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.

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.

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.

The cakes pictured are amazing and fantastical, but doable. This book will spark your creative juices and imagination!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is SO clear and filled with incredible information. I also like that she has projects for the beginning baker as well as the more advanced decorated. and the recipes are DELICIOUS! Highly recommend for yourself or makes a PERFECT gift!
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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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Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
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.
ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
Confetti Cakes For Kids
Elisa Strauss, Christie Matheson
Little, Brown and Company, 2008
ISBN: 9780316118293
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 12/08
4 stars
Delicious¿
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.
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¿.
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.