Confetti Cakes for Kids
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Confetti Cakes for Kids

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  12 reviews
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 projec...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 5th 2008 by Little, Brown and Company (first published October 22nd 2008)
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Jasmine
This is my birthday review. CAKE!!!

the first I lived in new york I really wanted a coldstone cake. Those are super expensive if you didn't already know. I was in college and no one had money so my friends agreed if I bought it they would help me pay for it. A girl I knew a little heard about this and said it was stupid for me to buy my own birthday cake and she bought it for me. These days she's my best friend, so that cake buying endeavor went well for her. This year she is taking me to the eug...more
Kathy (Bermudaonion)
Confetti Cakes for Kids by Elisa Strauss is a beautiful book. The beginning of the book focuses on tools, techniques, baking terms and lots of great tips. Following that, you'll find recipes for cakes, cookies, brownies and icings. The last part of the book is filled with gorgeous pictures and directions to make absolutely stunning cakes and cookies. I love to sit and flip through the pages and admire these beauties. I cannot, however, imagine that anything I make would ever look like the cakes...more
Vesra (When She Reads)
I've picked up this book for fun and the book cover was quite cute and enticing. Mind you, my excuse was that I wanted to get it for my mum but this ended up as one of the family favorite book to grab. Let's see... how can I play this review about. It's filled with exploding colors of cake decorations and ideas, most of it is surprising easy enough (with practice) to do with kids and as a beginner book.

The things included in this book are pictorial instructions and the equipments for use. The s...more
Wendi
In a nutshell: This is a wonderful book for anyone who wants to make a fun cake. The instructions are very helpful and include detailed photos of each step. The book contains sections for each of the following (each is VERY helpful): Cake Basics, Techniques, Basic Recipes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Mini Cakes, Cakes, Conversion Tables, Resources, and Acknowledgements. This book contains everything you need to know to complete an entire cake that will be both fun and tasty! I followed the recipe for the...more
Wrighty
Feb 15, 2009 Wrighty rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone, especially great for kids
This bright, colorful book has been put together especially with children in mind. The author, who is also a pastry chef and bakery owner, was inspired by the memories of her own childhood cakes. Every page is inviting with patterned trim and bold colors surrounding pumpkin mini-cakes, pajama cookies and a backpack cake (complete with zipper!) among many others.

There are detailed instructions along with illustrations to help you create 24 different projects that include cakes, cupcakes and cooki...more
Julie
This is a dazzling book with fantastic, creative ideas for cakes, mini cakes, cupcakes & cookies. The book begins with basic information about cakes including recipes and techniques. Then there are chapters for each type of pastry. Everything in here is gorgeous and seems to be described in great detail in order to make it easier for novices. The photographs are beautiful! Note, these are some serious projects and it was written by Elise Strauss who owns NYC's famed bakery, Confetti Cakes. I...more
Just - The romance reader
Awesome ideas! The book has good visuals to go along with the written step-by-step instructions. Gorgeous photos of the finished products. The book seems to have a good mix of essential recipes for party cakes, decorated cookies, as well as frostings and even a fondant recipe.

The cakes are truly adorable and I imagine any kid would love to have them as the center piece of their party! Elisa Strauss is a true talent, and one of my favorite cake artists with her colorful, imaginative and whimsica...more
Aubrie
out of all the cake books i've looked at from the library, this is definitely my favorite. nice pictures, concise directions, sampling of recipes, and the projects don't look impossible. i want to bake! oh yea... AND this has a recipe for peanut butter buttercream frosting. the only thing i wish it had was a basic white cake recipe. but the author has another cookbook so i'm guessing it is probably already in that one.
Sara
Jul 01, 2009 Sara added it
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This is a good one. Step-by-step instructions and good tips.
Jasmine
the monster cake only has cake in his head. this is not okay
Shawna
Sep 24, 2009 Shawna added it
These cakes are awesome, I love them!!!
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