Saturday, December 13, 2008

Giveaway! Confetti Cakes for Kids: Delightful Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery by Elisa Strauss

Elisa Strauss is the founder and head designer of Confetti Cakes in New York City. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, Strauss is famous for her imaginative and elaborate cakes. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines, as well as on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Martha: The Martha Stewart Show, The View, and The Food Network.

She 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 project in the book. Then she offers step-by-step instructions for 24 jaw-dropping designs that can become the centerpiece of any celebration. Projects span the imagination--from a charming sock monkey, to an MP3 player, to playful hula gingerbread girls and boys--and will appeal to anyone looking for the perfect way to thrill a child with a delectable, spectacular creation.

My Review:
When my son was three, I decided to make a train cake for his birthday. I worked for hours on it, and it turned out pretty good, but if I'd had this book, oh the train cake I could have made! How about a cake that looks like a MP3 or a hamburger with fries? There are recipes, explicit decorating instructions, ideas on transporting goodies, templates, even conversion tables, a long list of resources, and an index. If you've ever wanted to learn to make fondant, you'll learn how with this book. Before your next party, this is the book you need.

The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in code in your comment (Please do not ask me to look it up!)
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST December 20th and pick the five winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.
    Example of email in code:


RAnn said...

Me! ruthjoe at aol dot com

oh, and tell your friends at Hatchette that I'd love to review cookbooks for them-and I have four test subjects living with me.

RAnn said...

oh, that should be ruthjoec at aol dot com

Lindsey said...

Now who wouldn't love a book like this? And it would be a great gift for someone who has everything. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at

Shimmy Mom said...

Oh, I really want this one. I LOVE to make my kids birthday cakes. My son would love one like on the cover. Thanks for you fun give-aways.

Anonymous said...

I've been making a unique cake for each of the kids' birthdays from year one. This would open up even more possibilities!

I Heart Book Gossip said...

Great cover. Please count me in!

Knitty said...

I made cakes for my kids and nieces as they were growing up. There have been quite a few years without little ones until recent great-nephews and a great-niece. I would love to have this book. :)

cpullum said...

I would love to win this! Love the ideas!

Anonymous said...

Sue A.
This one looks like fun. I'd like to be included in this draw! Thanks!

magenta2 red [at] gmail [dot] com
(please remove all spaces)

windycindy said...

I enjoy being creative and would love ideas for children's cakes. Thanks for a marvelous giveaway. Cindi

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

This looks like a fun book!

CC said...

Your give-aways are so much fun. I would love this book..not only do I collect cookbooks, I am a beginner cake decorator. Having make cakes (albeit no such beautiful ones), I want to learn decorating. Sure hope I win.. CC
cat_white_cloud (at) yahoo (dot) com

Deare Diary said...

How exciting. Sign me up! that would be jdeare at mail dot com.
thanks for the fun.

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow i'd love to be entered to win this awesome book!!!


Kate said...

thanks so much for the chance to win! i'd love to!!


Nicky said...

wow i'd love to be entered into this contest! sounds like a good book!!


ababe28 said...

Very interesting and fun book...thanks!
Enter me too please!

Toystory said...

I love to bake....I would love to win this book. Thank you.

Toystory said...

Didn't leave my email address.... 1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com - Would still love to win this book. I love to bake.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, please enter me! This is so cute!!

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

ihchicky said...

What a darling book! This would be great for birthdays! Please enter me. :)


ChristyJan said...

This would be a really fun and informative book ~ I could use some creative help.


PopinFresh said...

This looks like a fun book. Please enter me in the giveaway!

~ Popin

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I have a few cupcake books, but no cake book! This would be great!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

With kids, I need this book! :) Count me in! ~Rhonda

Carla said...

Add me in!

Amber, That's Me! said...

I would love to win a copy!


amberloo22 at aol dot com

cdziuba said...

Oh my, THIS is what I REALLY would love to win! This book looks amazing!


Oh..I would love to win this book for my daughter....
Thanks so much! Jane

dawn said...

If I win this book, I won't wait for a birthday to make one of these cakes - how fun!

Please enter my name in the giveaway:

dawn[dot] rennert[at] verizon [dot] net

Lisa said...

I would love to win this book. My two daughters would fight over it, as they both enjoy baking. Yep, it would be well used in this house.

Coloradolady said...

I would love this.

smelkoski (at) yahoo (dot) com

Luck Happens said...

If I could bake a cake as cute as the one on the cover of this book - would I be the most popular aunt or what?

kellifrobinson2 AT gmail DOT com

Brandy said...

Oh man! That'd be a GREAT book to have ...

gajabra25 AT yahoo DOT com

Miss Rhea said...

Oooh, I would love to win !! Pick me !! :) lol !! Raptured40(at)yahoo (dot)com

Rhea :)

Smilingsal said...

The winners are:
Shimmy Mom
Deare Diary
Popin Fresh
Diane of Crafty Passions
Amber, That's Me!