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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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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.
Top customer reviews
I don't understand why someone decides to share their knowledge and suddenly change mind...it's ice cold water dropping over your head on a winter night...I expected to get at least the cover cake, but she only show us a few...draws ! Yes, four small draws: two about the handle, one about the lap and one about the doweling. No picture of the step by step, only lots of texts....
This book coast double price if compared to others, which are much more helpful if you are curious about how to, like the The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible by Lindy Smith.
There are some intressant recipes, but once more, no picture to relate at, so you may end up with something totally diferent fom what it was supposed to achive.
Maybe this is an advanced book and I am just not there yet.