Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Review: Confetti Cakes For Kids

Confetti Cakes For Kids: Delightful Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery
By Elisa Strauss, Christie Matheson

Description: 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.

The cover of this cookbook is definitely eye catching isn't it?! These cakes and cupcakes look like works of art but are doable to make using this cookbook, Confetti Cakes for Kids as your guide. There are step-by-step instructions for amazing cakes, cookie and cupcakes. There is a chapter each on Cake basics, Techniques, Basic Recipes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Mini Cakes and Cakes. There are recipes for Vanilla Butter Cream frosting and even Cupcake frosting that look easy to make. There are also templates at the back of the book to make it even easier to duplicate these beautiful creations. My son and I are eyeing the Conversation Heart Mini Cakes for his classroom Valentine's Day Party as I am in charge of the snack. We are also considering the Lollipop Cookies that look like something from the Cookie Bouquet stores. This would be a great cookbook for anyone who likes to bake or wants to learn how to bake these creations. It would also be a wonderful book for Moms & Dad & Grandparents to bake beautiful treats with your kids.

Elisa Strauss owns the Confetti Cakes Bakery in New York City. Check out this video called Diary of a Foodie where the author shares details about her baking and her bakery.

I want to thank Anna from Hachette Books for sending me this fabulous book.

** Make sure to check back next week as I will be hosting a Hachette Books giveaway for several cookbooks including Confetti Cakes For Kids!!


  1. This book is stunning. If I made one of those cakes, I would dare anyone to touch it.


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