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 it was made, they wanted to know how to create something as dazzling themselves.
This unique book contains projects for every skill level: from gorgeous, sugar-dusted heart cookies to delightful billiard-ball cupcakes, to sculpted cakes in the shape of wine bottles and Chinese takeout boxes, to the extravagantly beautiful, threetiered embroidery cake showcased on Sex and the City. With delicious recipes, stunning creations for every occasion, suggestions for time-saving shortcuts, and hot tips for fabulous results, all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and easy-to follow diagrams, THE CONFETTI CAKES COOKBOOK is a must-have for the outrageously chic baker in all of us.
5 Stars wonderfull, fabulous!!!
It is a very spectacular cakes cookbook! I never found something like this here in Italy!!!
3 Stars Beautiful book, poor recipes
I love Elisa and her cakes. The book is beautiful to look at and is inspiring for your own projects. However, I wish I’d seen the notice about the error in her book for the recipe for her sugar cookies. What a waste of ingredients. I bake all the time and I felt like I should have known something wasn’t right just by reading it, but thought I’d follow the instructions since she is the expert. I was very disappointed. I will give them another shot with the proper amount of flour, but I tried the chocolate cake also. It was so inedible, we used the cake as a display at a party and I had to make another cake for eating at the last minute. I doubt I will use any of the recipes in here again. I will use the ideas and apply them to other recipes.
5 Stars the book to have
this is really the book you want to learn cake decorating
clear instruction, lots of ideas, lots of picture
worth to buy, recommended for yourself
or gift for someone who is a home baker who just want to make something special for the family
5 Stars Fantastic Cake Book
This book is very detailed in every way imaginable. I truly believe I could reproduce the cakes or use the techniques to create my own design.
I am not a cake decorator, I do this for fun. Kind of a challenge to myself!
3 Stars Confetti Cakes Cookbook
This book rates highly as food porn – the photography & styling are amazing, but when you get down to the business end of things (making cakes) you thud to earth quite quickly.
Even assuming most people wanting to use this book would be fairly experienced bakers, there’s a lack of detailed instructions & photos of techniques used.I found this very frustrating. Expect to have a good knowledge of basic assembling & decorating before you start making any of the designs.
Also, a lot of the designs went over the edge from fun to outright kitsch. I suppose its an attempt to appeal to everybody, but it dilutes the effect.
On the positive side, the cake recipes themselves are very good. I made the chocolate & the red velvet cakes, & both were superb.
Overall, a disappointment, & a fairly expensive one.