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The Confetti Cakes Cookbook: Spectacular Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery Hardcover – May 2 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (May 2 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316113077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316113076
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 3.2 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #242,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Proprietor of the titular bakery in New York City, Strauss offers a bevy of specific, helpful tips that will enable readers to replicate her whimsical and eye-catching designs. Opening with a detailed list of key tools (tape measure, scale, paring knife, scalpel) and basic techniques (overpiping, filling a pastry bag, making sugar bows), Strauss lays the groundwork for the heavy lifting: creating artful cookies, cakes and cupcakes using fondant, frosting and gum paste. Featured projects run the gamut from the relatively easy Pool Ball Cupcakes, Dice Mini Cakes and Snowflake Cookies to more advanced items like Teacup Mini Cakes (they look like detailed porcelain) and the gorgeous Chocolate Embroidery Wedding Cake (as seen on Sex and the City). Strauss is a patient and encouraging teacher, offering detailed instructions and drawings for complex accoutrements such as flowers, teddy bears and even shoes. Those with an interest in fondant-based cake designs will find this an informative and challenging introduction to the art.
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About the Author

Elisa Strauss is the founder and sole designer of Confetti Cakes in New York City. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, Strauss is famous for her whimsical, elaborate, fashion-related cakes. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines as well as on the Today show, The View, and the Food Network.


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This is my baking bible! I absolutely love the recipes! The Chocolate cake is amazing and the vanilla is so good! Elisa is very detailed in this book, and there are even cookie outlines that you can follow to make custom cookies. Highly recommended!
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Great inspirational photos with full descriptions on how to make them, step by step. Perfect book for anyone wanting to make unique cakes.
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This book is essential, beautiful pics and instructions are easy to follow. Makes you want to get in the kitchen and start baking.
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I like the book but know of her work was hoping to see some truly amazing designs we could have done ourselves at home.
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