When the world-famous shoe designer Manolo Blahnik 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.
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, three-tiered embroidery cake showcased on Sex and the City.
With delicious recipes, stunning projects for every occasion, suggestions for time-saving shortcuts, and hot tips for fabulous results, all illustrated with gorgeous photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams, Confetti Cakes is a must-have for the outrageously chic baker in all of us.
Elisa Strauss is the founder of Confetti Cakes in New York. A former designer for Ralph Lauren, she's famous for elaborate, fashion-related cakes. Her work has been featured in magazines as well as on television. Christie Matheson is a food and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Glamour, Shape, The Boston Globe Magazine and others.