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The Confetti Cakes Cookbook: Spectacular Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  206 ratings  ·  14 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 i ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 2nd 2007 by Little, Brown and Company
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Jan 25, 2008 Marilyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like to eat or decorate cakes
The pictures in this book are FABULOUS. Even if you don't know anything about cake decorating and just like to eat cake, you need to read this book. I learned a few new techniques and found out that I need a few more tools in my cake decorating tool box.
This book has some amazing cakes - they're creative, beautiful and imaginative. If you're looking to actually make the cakes, and don't have an expansive background in cake design I could see the instructions being vague, the pictures too few and there are large leaps between steps.

There is a nicely detailed section at the start of the book that outlines how to construct a cake and what tools are needed, but it's the actual individual how-to pages that I find a little lacking. Instructions like
This is an awesome book. I love the coffee notes in the chocolate cake, and the vanilla cake is light and spongy. The Swiss meringue buttercream is my go-to frosting, and it may be my favorite ever. Though the decorations are quite involved, the instructions are clear and easy to follow, even for a self-proclaimed decorating amateur like myself. I made the flipflop cupcakes; they took three days (I was very slow) but wow they looked great.
Very few real (read: non-pro bakers) would actually make this stuff.

But the photography is great, the cakes are gorgeous, and I enjoyed looking at the pictures.

I think this book would have been better as something with photos of cakes made by the author and anecdotes about why she made that cake and the occasion ecc. ecc. rather than a cookbook.
I had so much fun with this book!! I love the fact that it gives you the recipes and instructions for all the cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. I ended up making the onsie cookies and baby block cake for a friends baby shower, and the sports cupcakes for my nephews birthday!
Melissa Schmidty -Schmidt
Extensively informative and includes stencils, designs for elaborate cookies, cupcakes and cakes, along with detailed how-to illustrations and a glossary of techniques used in the construction of the confections.
Incredibly inspiring. Great photos and tips from the author. You have to see these cakes to believe them!
Jul 01, 2009 Sara added it
Shelves: cake
Also good, would like to have it on my shelf at home. Also has a good choc. cake recipe that I want to try.
wonderful book of tips,techniques, equipment needed, recipes....& the pictures & ideas are amazing!
Excellent photos and step by step directions. I'm definitely inspired.
Apr 27, 2009 Raha added it
I've seen this cake designer on Food TV; her cakes are stunning!
Want to make, but can't. So I look at book and drool :)
Oh, if cakes could really turn out that pretty!
Jul 16, 2007 Jos rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: cake decorators
Decorator's be prepared to be wowed!
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