Confetti Cakes for kids book review

Confetti Cakes for kids

Confetti Cakes for kids is the second book from New Yorks famous cake decorator Elisa Strauss.

The book is really lovely to look at with its bright and colourful photos through out the book. The book contents is: Cake basic, Techniques, Basic recipes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Mini cakes & Cakes. Especially the technique parts gives you really valuable information so dont skip this part when you read the book. You will also find templates for some of the projects in the book and “new” recipes like gingerbread cake, amazing chocolate brownies and brown sugar buttercream along with the basic recipes from the first book Confetti Cakes.

You will find many sweet cookie ideas like Farm Animal Cookies and Pajama Cookies . Learn how to transform cupcakes into bright Beach Pail Cupcakes just perfect for a beach party or celebrate the birthday party with Slice of Cake Brownie Mini Cakes or you can make a MP3 mini cake for your teen boy or girl.

From mini cakes the book will show you how to make fantastic cakes that will thrill every child and even grown up’s aswell. You will learn how to make the cute Monster Cake from the front page. Elisa have also included another style of her signature design’s the Gift Box Cake with a loopy bow on top. A cheerful Toy Train Cake that would be loved by my son at any time and the old-fashioned Sock Monkey Cake to just name a few of the cake designs shown in the book.

One thing that I think is missing in the book is pictures in the guides on how to make the different cakes. This I think can make it harder to understand at some point how you make the decoration on the cake.

All things taken in to consideration Elisa Strauss has once again created a really good book and I can with no hesitation recomend for you all to get a copy.

Buy the book here:
Confetti Cakes for kids UK
Confetti Cakes for kids US

Happy Caking!



  1. says

    I have that book! The only recipe I’ve made is for Royal Icing, but I’ve used it a lot! I’ve never decorated a cake like the ones in her book, but it has really inspired me.

  2. Louise says

    JR: So far I have not tried the recipes from both books. I’ve heard that the banana cake should be good. I have other books that I have great results with the recipes. But I think the problem often is the ingrediens, ovens and the feeling when you make cakes.

    I have a few that fail badly when I make them but that always end with great success when others make them. So strange….

    Michelle: Sound exciting with the book :-) what I meant with the photos is that of course I dont expect that there are fully detailed photos to every project. But at least 4 that clearly shows how to make some of it. I think that when writing a book you have to remember that not all can do it as they read the directions. But with a few photos it makes more sense.
    It would have been great if there in the Confetti book had been more photos as I find 3-4 pages of only text and no detail photos on how you do is too much reading. Even if it is “easy” reading.

    When I make tutorials I sometimes maybe add 1 photo than necessary and I do try to keep it simple. But sometimes the steps needs to have an extra photo so that it can be understanded by others than yourself.

    Another thing that also would be nice is that its not everyone who can get the specific ingrediens so sometime another option would be good to know.

    Hope you can use the tips.

  3. says

    Dear Lou, I have to say your blog keeps me inspired. This is the first time I have posted. What prompted me to write was your comment about there not being enough photos in the book to help make the cakes. My aim for 2009 is to have my own book published and I was wondering is there anything else you would like to see in books that sometimes is not there. What makes a great book? I would really appreciate your thoughts as you have a great insight when you review books.
    Thanks and bye for now, Michelle

  4. JR says

    I have the first Confetti Cakes book and it’s a visual pleasure, but I’ve tried a couple of the cake recipes with the end result of bitter disappointment. The cakes were dry, very crumbly and nearly inedible. I’ve made many scratch cakes but none as bad as the ones from Elisa’s first book. I hope the recipes in the Confetti Kids book are better.

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