Confetti Cakes For Kids Book Giveaway

Friday, October 10, 2008

It looks like you all are going to get a break from my raspberry desserts this weekend....and have the chance to win one of 5 copies of Elisa Strauss' new pastry-cake book "Confetti Cakes For Kids".

I have been given the chance by the sweet and super efficient Anna from the Hachette Group to get a copy of the book before its official release on November 5th and she graciously offered to have 5 copies available for you!

Don't know Elisa Strauss? She is the owner of Confetti Cakes in New York, and the author of The Confetti Cakes Cookbook where her signature Handbag Cake is featured on the cover. She has made countless appearances on TV in Good Morning America, Food Network's cake challenges, etc...Check out this little video if you would like to put a face on the name. Well, she has now written a cake book especially for kids...although I got to say that the Gift Box Cake is something I would like for my own birthday!!

Do not be intimated by her level of expertise, designs or ideas. The instructions to reproduce her witty and fun cakes are extremely detailed. I admit I am not the most patient cake decorating person but the projects are so fun and the results so beautifully detailed, they make me want to get started pronto. I already have my eyes on the "Pajamas Cookies" ...so cute! "The Candy Factory Cake" or the "Beach Pail Cupcakes"....so fun! Everything you need to know is spelled out in the book so both novices and seasoned bakers.

The pictures are fantastic, sharp, crisp and there are tons of shots of all the little details you need to reproduce such cakes.

Yes...I am excited about that one...I need to check in the neighborhood whose birthday is coming up...or I'll just make the mini pumpkin cakes for us soon.

So...all this to say that if you would like to receive a copy of this book:

- leave a comment in this post. One entry per person, more will be automatically deleted. Thank you!
- the giveaway runs until Tuesday October 14th midnight (US eastern time) and winners will be announced shortly after.
- Even if you wish to remain anonymous, sign at least a letter or a pseudonym so it is easier to announce if you win
- As always, mom, you can't enter this one...

There are 5 copies available for readers in the US and Canada. I am sorry for readers overseas but I have had issues in a previous drawing and some books never made it abroad and I would hate for the same thing to happen again.

Check out Elisa's blog for more pictures of her latest creations!

282 comments:

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Donna said...

This book sounds like its a lot of fun. I would love
to win one. I enjoy your blog and check everyday
to see what's new. Everything always looks amazing.

Jingle said...

I would love to win this fun book! Thanks for the chance! Oh...and yesterdays post made me drool! LOL! That looks SO good!

Sara said...

This book looks adorable, count me in!

Jennifer said...

Wow, what a cool cookbook! I love to bake but lovingly call my creations "fugly" as I have no skill in decorating! I'd love to be able to make cakes that looked as good as they taste.

VishnuPriya said...

visit your blog atleast once a day..i love your macarons and drool at them with the hope one day i would make them like that...actually im from india and in my place they call macarons as "japanese cake' dont know why. But i miss that so badly in US, since i came here for the last 3 yrs. Anyway the cake book would be a great way to make my daughters fantasy cake. she had placed an order for monster cake for her 5th b day.!

Jared said...

The book looks like it'll be great.

Also, you can never have too many raspberry desserts!

phdkitchen said...

looks like a great book for kids in the kitchen! thanks for the ideas and beautiful photos.

CDG said...

Oh, my Monster Cake! So very cute! I've been looking for a cake design for my baby's first. Wouldn't that be perfect?

Dorothy said...

I've been wanting to learn more about cake decorating, so I'd love to win a copy of this book!

Jennifer Lee said...

This looks like it would be a great book to have when making all the birthday cakes for my 13 nieces and nephews. Thanks!

Happy cook said...

Helen you should allow your mom to take part in it too :-)
You can always wait till next year for my b'day to make a cake :-)))

Jodie said...

I cannot WAIT for this book to come out. It's been on my amazon wishlist for months. I love her first book!

Stephanie said...

This book looks very cool - I would love to get my hands on a copy!

Steffie said...

This book looks adorable!

:) steffie100@hotmail.com

Erica said...

The pictures look amazingly vivid! :) I'm intrigued.

jen said...

I love that little monster! He's so cute! How fun. I wonder who has a birthday soon in my neighborhood too...

nicisme said...

Don't enter me as I am in the UK, but just wanted to say how cute!

Rik said...

I would love this! Thanks for always inspiring me to cook and bake better...! :)

Allie said...

Oh, I would make my niece lots of cakes from that book - how adorable!

VeggieGirl said...

Sounds like such a LOVELY, fun book!! A nice addition to my cookbook collection :0)

Megan said...

What a beautiful and fun book! My 13 year old daughter is taking a cake decoratiog class this month and wouldn't this be a fun book to win!

Stacey said...

Can't wait for the book to come out. I have already agreed to make a birthday cake for my friend's son next month, so it would come in handy.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Me me! I swear I'm not your mom and I even have an US adress, lol! I love cake decorating, and for kids is even more fun! That must be a great book!

Carrie said...

Oh me, oh my! I'd love to win this!!

Rebecca said...

The book looks very fun and the cakes on Elisa's blog look amazing! I'd love to win a copy :)

Carla said...

How adorable would this be for Birthday ideas!?

This book looks phenomenal.

Lindsay Brandt said...

I am always looking for new / cute ideas for baked goods. We have lots of kids on our block and I know they would be appreciative of anything resembling one of Elisa Strauss' beautiful creations...

caroline said...

What a cute book! It would be great my kids' birthday parties, soccer parties, graduation parties, etc. LOL. I love the cover on it!

adamanderin said...

Thank you for the chance to win! This book looks amazing and fun!!

amy said...

this looks like such a fun book! count me in ;)

geng said...

Oooh ooh count me in please. I love decorating cakes and this looks like a fun book.

slush said...

Super sweet! I am in charge of 2 upcoming bake sales. Id love to have inspiration!

Cristine said...

What a cool book! I would love to be included!

Mallory Elise said...

sweet giveaways. but i would probably never use it though. i wanna give something away---like a used whisk or something. bent and without a handle. a white elephant for food blogs! haha! lets get that started for christmas...

claire k said...

This book looks so cool. I'm always working to improve my cake decorating skills -- and they DO need improvement! Please count me in!

Rebecca said...

Oh, she's such an inspiration! I'd love a copy.

LindsayN said...

This book looks fantastic... so fun!

Stephanie said...

This book looks like it would be so much fun!

Anna M. said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I would love to own that great book...It looks like so much fun! Thanks again! =)

jeannec said...

The book looks like so much fun!! I'd have to find a ton of kids to make these cakes for. Or maybe I'd just make them for... me!

The Dopp Family said...

That looks so great. I would love that book.

Anne said...

Thanks for doing this, count me in!!

Eunice said...

I never minded your raspberry desserts, but this book looks wonderful! Count me in please!

natalie said...

awww, what a cute book! reminds me of one of my very first cakes i ever had as a kid! (such a vidid memory, but i was six and my mom had gotten an ice cream cake made of a pink bear! it was such a spunky cake, reminds me of the cover!)

yellowandtoni said...

Looks like a great book! Great contest :)

Toni

Marie Chantal said...

Le livre semble fantastique et très amusant! Je vais croiser mes doigts et souhaiter en remporter une copie!

Clementine said...

I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Siri said...

How fun! There are many adults I know who would love these cakes too!

Aimée said...

Oh!Oh! I need this book to keep my little ones happy and starry-eyed.
Thanks Helen!

Amy said...

Looks like a fun book!

Tracey C. said...

How absolutely adorable! I love all of the detail, and of course would love to own a copy :)

Miss Solemnis said...

What an amazing talent - I can only aspire! I'd love to have a copy of what appears to be another of her incredible books!

Lisa M. said...

Would love to win! Looks like a great boo!

thepassionatecook said...

this looks like a must-have for all mums! i always struggle to make fancy cakes - cars and trains is the best it got so far, the one on the cover looks too cute to be true!

Randi said...

This looks so cool and I've been dying for a new sweets cookbook! Yay!

sweet-tooth said...

Love the fun ideas in the book!
Hope to win for a closer look!

Tracy F said...

My passion for desserts has been lifelong. But my passion for baking started last year. I made macarons per your directions. The first batch came out so beautifully. However attempts 2,3 and 4 have humbled me. I will prevail! Thank you for your willingness to educate. Tracy

molly said...

Wow, and I thought the Cut-Up butterfly cake my mom made when we were kids was awesome! I want that!

Kirstynn Evans said...

This is fabulous! I have a birthday coming up, if you want to use your mad skills on! Or I could win the book, and make one myself, you are still as always my inspiration!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Love it! I could put this book to good use.

Bridget said...

I have seen her on Food Network Challenge! How fun! The book looks great...please enter me! :)

Ashley said...

Wow! That cake on the cover is amazing. I have been looking for ideas for a cake to make my daughter for her first birthday in a few months, and it looks like I could find something great in that book!

Sara-Jayne said...

That book looks incredible! I love baking and would love to try some of those amazing cakes!

Melanie said...

What a great book! My kids are always requesting exciting birthday cake ideas - I'm sure this book is filled with them!

emma said...

It has been a long day so I can't think of anything clever to say. I would like the book, though.

Kat said...

My kiddos will love cakes from there!

Bron said...

My girls and I would love a monster like that under our beds...hehe

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your posts - I try to get to your blog at least ever other day now. I am gearing up to try the macaroons this weekend, after one rather disastrous attempt over Christmas :)
Thank you for taking the time out of what looks like pretty busy life to write and thank you for the added insentive too!
Irina, CA

Ivy said...

Thanks Tartelette!
I just love the monster on the cover of the book, he is soo adorable! Cute enough to eat? :)

Nicole Drewniak said...

(jumping up and down shamelessly) Pick me, pick me!! LOL Thanks for the chance to win, Tartelette! :0)

Chris said...

ooooooohhhhh! me! me! me! (heee!) have a great weekend!

thecakeninja said...

I would love to win this book!

Art of Dessert said...

I LOVE Elisa's first book! It's filled with sooooo many amazing cookies, cakes and cupcakes. It's beautifully written and the photos are gorgeous. I can't wait to see her new book. I hope I'm one of the lucky ones to get a copy :)

Alix said...

This book sounds wonderful! I love the look on people's faces when they see something beautiful AND edible!!!

Ellemay said...

*jumps up and down*

Pick me! Pick me!!

... Oh dear, tv commercials really do rub off on people...

This book looks awesome

Ruby said...

Yum! Cake! You have a great blog, Tartelette, thanks for all the recipes.

Tina Braun said...

Wow! What a great opportunity. I was wondering what I might make for my son's first birthday party - and I am sure anything in that book would be awesome to try.

I love your blog so much. It has given me so much inspiration. Thank you!

Rachel said...

How fun! I love the monster on the cover!

Cyndi said...

Elisa Strauss is sooo talented! I would love to win her newest book! Her recipe for Red Velvet Cake from the 1st book is my go-to recipe....and I can't thank her enough for making it way better than other typical r.v. recipes out there.

Emily said...

This book looks like to much fun. I would love to work on my decorating skills...

Audax Artifex said...

Great a book for kids about little cakes. Look the cover shot and I have a lot of people who would love these cakes. Yours Audax

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An exciting and funny book! Count me in ;-P!

Cheers and have a great weekend,

Rosa

Adi said...

Please include me in the drawing!!! Have a good weekend...

Lunch Buckets said...

I'm in it to win it! Heh.

June said...

Me! Pick me! :)

Steph said...

This is soo cool i love cake decorating!!

Amy said...

This book looks absolutely precious! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Dalybeth said...

I have her other book and love it. One of these days I'll get the courage to try to make one. My kids would love this new one.

Cindy said...

This looks like a fun book to have.I love to bake and this would be fun to make.

Nantucket Mermaid said...

Hello hello! I will get it for Nantucket Bookworks where I work when I'm not making mermaids! Thank you !

Mary said...

This book looks so cute! I'd love to get a copy and make something for my 15 nephews and nieces!

cndymkr / jean said...

She is such an artist. Love it. And thanks for the chance to win this book.

Melissa said...

Sweet Helen! Thanks for sharing this book with us! What fun to learn how to make these!! Yay!

Sophie said...

Ce livre a vraiment l'air intéressant! :)

Traduction pour les autres:

This book seems very interresting!

;)

Anita said...

The book looks very cute, thank you!

Sandy "mom to 2" said...

Pick me...Pick me. It looks like a great book! And my kids would love it!

limonana said...

looks like an adorable book!

Colloquial Cook said...

Moi je veux bien faire des gâteaux monstres! Et puis je viens de déménager à NYC alors je peux participer, chic!

Judy said...

You have a lovely blog. The photos are beautiful. I will check out the book from the library if I don't win it. But thanks for the opportunity.

Nicole said...

I have a friend who is having a baby shower and I am trying to do a new mom cooking themed gift, fun cookie cutters. This book would be great in the gift basket for all those Birthdays and kid parties to come.

Jennie said...

I saw her on the Food Network once and was amazed at how someone so young could be so incredible at cake decorating. I'd love to get a copy of her book! :)

Rebekah said...

Count me in for a chance! Thanks!

Blushing hostess said...

Yes! Myself, my daughter, and my readers will love to read/ see/ and try out this book! I am a Confetti cake fan from the Food TV win... awesome.

Topher said...

Thanks for the opportunity

zekks @ yahoo .com

Sugar Chef said...

How fun is this! I feel like a kid in a candy store with a new book. She is really good, I have seen her on the food network. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

LyB said...

My kids would most definitely get a kick out of choosing a cake from this book!

katem said...

This looks great!

Kalee said...

I have been reading your blog for probably the past year or so, and recently I got my husband hooked on it as well by showing him the flicker pics of all the food! So beautiful! I always love the way you arrange or display the food, gives me ideas! Thanks!

anna said...

Oh my gosh, I love fancy cakes! This looks like a fun way to get some awesome decorating ideas!

Love your blog, too! I wouldn't worry about not being a super patient cake decorator if I were you, your desserts always look so effortlessly gorgeous.

Kara said...

Cakes are my favorite! I'm so excited to have some fun new things to practice!

Mitzy said...

I hope I will be one of the lucky winners, thanks for the opportunity :-)

Lisa said...

As if I don't have enough cookbooks... Odds don't seem terribly great however - you're so fabulously popular! :)

Have a great weekend!

~Lisa

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love the first Confetti Cakes book, and have had my eye on this one for a while now!

On another note, reading your blog is one of my favorite things to do on the internet, thanks for all the great stories, recipes, and photos!

Faythe said...

I am soooooo interested. Yay! How cool.

Cakebrain said...

Oh wow! another cookbook I'll be putting on my wish list! I need it 'cause I have kids!

Sha said...

US and Canada... Oh, come on ;) Really lucky people they are... !

sweetalmond said...

This picture is soooo cute! and so is the book certainly! I would love to get one :)my kids would be so excited to see.....and taste all these adorable and funny desserts!!

L. said...

Aww the book is so cute! And this is really generous of you. So here's my entry, then. :P

Amanda Kay said...

Oh how fun! I love bright and fun desserts, but then again who doesn't?

Amanda M.K. said...

They look adorable! Hope this is the winning comment.

Nadine said...

I'd love to have this-be great to make for my great-nephew and my godchildren!

hannahkinley said...

rockin....im in. hoping the bad juju doesnt get in the way. thanks.

Hai Au said...

This book sounds really neat and I've never won anything before. Maybe I'll get lucky finally!

Nikki L in Phoenix said...

Pick me! The book looks like a lot of fun!

Mom's Kitchen said...

Been waiting for months for this book to come out.
A must-have book for every mother.
*crossing my fingers to win the giveaway:)*

Nancy said...

My Kiddos would love this! Please put my name in the hat. :)

Beth said...

My Mother in law makes novelty cakes - she would love this

Kat said...

Intriguing.

Anonymous said...

hi..!
your blog and your giveaway both look good..! :)
sometimes i wish i was your
Neighbor, i would get goodies :D
silent and hunger admirer

sleepingbearinthekitchen said...

Ya, know I was thinking that monster on the cover would be a GREAT groom's cake!!! Ya think you could add it to your "to do" list?!?!?
;-)

Nikki57 said...

So cute!

Shay said...

That cake looks so adorable - I told my sister yesterday that shes never allow to buy my nephew a birthday cake and that I would always make them for him!!! That book would defintely help!!!

Anonymous said...

bon avec 132 personnes avant moi... ya peu de chance de gagner !! I leave in CH but can have an address in the US since my husband will be going there in 10 day... :)
De tout facon, je voulais te dire que je viens tres sovent voir ton blog, laisse rarement de messages, mais apprecie bcp ce que tu fais.
Merci !
Corinne (de Geneve)

Foodie Froggy said...

Ne jamais perdre espoir dans la vie, c'est ce qu'on m'a tjs appris...133 "concurrents" ? Même pas peur, lol ! Et si jamais je suis tirée au sort, tu peux envoyer le livre à mon frère qui habite Los Angeles. Héhé !
Bizz,
Anne

Allergy Mom said...

Ooooooooohhhhhh, me, me, me! *waving hand in air and jumping around* Are there any dinosaur cakes in there?

Thanks for holding the give away!

Libby

Cindy said...

me, in please, ... i want the book & half of her talent :D

C. Justina said...

Such cute creations, please let tone of the book be mine...

Cia's Mum said...

I love to take a peek before it's launch! Be mine be mine...

Andrew's Mom said...

I want to win!!!

Jessi A said...

Count me in!!!! It looks super fun.

Bertha said...

I want it, I want it. the cake looks soo.. cute! Hopefully I'd win (I'll keep my finger crossed :) )

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

That book looks so incredible. I would love to win it!!!

Michelle and Margs said...

Wow- My Margot turns 5 on November 19th and this is exactly the kind of cake I would love to make for her. I've been baking and decorating cakes for ages, but never had the courage to try a cake of this caliber. I would love to win this book and give it a shot. We love your blog and find lots of inspiration here!

Camille said...

Wow! Look at all the comments you have. I have never gotten into cake decorating so this would be a fun book. I'll have to check it out even if I don't win.

Lizy said...

Wow.. so many people want to win this book Tartelette...
This book really look so fun...
Hope i can have it from you.. LOL

Kristianna said...

Adorable looking goodies. :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun cover that book has!

dw (los angeles)

Marisa said...

count me in too please!

Deborah said...

I soooo want this book!! I'll be buying it, even if I don't win. With my little one on the way, I can't wait to start making kids cakes!

Lauren said...

these cakes look soo cute! I'd love a copy!

Em said...

Sure! me too! ;)

Anonymous said...

Would love this book to bake cakes for my grand daughter!
Janet Hough jhough1925@msn.com

Erica the Ninja said...

This would be perfect for halloween! Just imagine...

I love your blog, and this is a fantastic giveaway!

Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I would absolutely love to win this book! So cute, and so much fun.

Lori said...

Too, too cute! Thanks for the offer!

Briannia said...

Please add me(:

Sophia said...

omg omg omg. i would loooove to win a copy of her book!

Vera said...

Aw, but I would love to be entered. Would it matter if I had relatives who could receive the book for me in the US? Hehe :)

Emily Rose said...

this book looks so cute! I would love to get a copy- with a seventh month old baby I'm sure I have many kids birthday cakes in my future!

julia said...

I love baking cakes! But I could definitley use some help with my decorating skills. I would love to win a copy of this book!

Jan said...

I really want this book!

babyblue1155 said...

oh i'm a huge fan of your site! i'm an armature baker and that book looks like so much fun to learn from. pick me pick me =]

MamaB said...

Looks like a great book. I would love to have it.

Fuji Mama said...

What a fun sounding book! I need to start working on my cake skills, seeing as how I'm about at the point where I'll have to start having fun cakes for Squirrel, and her soon-to-be baby sister!

Amelia Bedielia said...

The cake on the cover is so cute! I'd love a chance at winning that thing :)!!

Mara from Motherofalltrips said...

With two little kids I know I would get good use out of this book - I made a purple dinosaur cake for my 3-year-old's last birthday (and no, not Barney).

I really love your blog! I don't often find time to make the recipes but I do enjoy them vicariously through your wonderful writing.

Mary said...

Love to win this book!

Laura said...

I hope I win!

P&M CLAN said...

This looks like the cutest book! Hopefully i'll win! Otherwise I see myself rushing into the store weaving in and out of the mad rush of bakers trying to get their hands on this fabulous book and right as i'm reaching for it fingers oh so slightly touching it...I trip and land flat on my face while mad bakers trample over my delicate body. And yes, it happened...That fabulous and fun book that I just HAD to have was all sold out!!!

Shoshana said...

As someone who loves to bake just made my first birthday cake for my own child, this book looks like just the thing to grant inspiration for the many years of cakes to come. Count me in!

Amanda said...

YAY Giveaways!! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

dremrigsby said...

My daughter (3.5 years) loves to look at the pictures on your blog. Of course this time she said, "Mama, can you make this one for me?" If the book is as detailed in its instructions as you say, maybe I can: with her help, of course.

Anonymous said...

I have been a "lurker" in your site for quite some time now and am amazed at the sweets you turn out, presentation and all! Excited to win a copy of the book ... Hello from the Philippines! Bett

Steph G said...

I'm not really a blogger or anything, but I like to bake, and this book seems amazing!

kamailesfood said...

Sign me up for this one! The cover is too cute.

NOT SO VANILLA said...

Tartelette,
My son would flip out if he saw this book. However, I don't know if I could even make half of the amazing creations! I saw the website! Amazing!

Pie said...

wow, so many people want to win this great book, and I am one of them!!! Thanks for this great giveaway!

Sugary Chic said...

I made a brthday cake for my 4 year old from the Whimsical Bakehouse cookbook and this loos lie it could definitely give it a run for the money. i would LOVE the opportunity - thanks!!

kellytabah@cox.net

Kendall said...

I should NOT look at your blog when I'm hungry. ;)

That book looks adorable!

Consider this my official entry. :D

Sabayon said...

That book looks so cute. I especially like the "wild thing" on the cover!

Anonymous said...

Definately one that will get me and my partner started on our long overdue passion for making great novelty cakes.

Helen C

Anne said...

I love Elisa Strauss books and I always borrow them in the library whenever I need inspiration in making cakes. How how wish I could own one especially this one which I could use for my kids :)

Anonymous said...

oh cool! that looks like a toy not a cake
-Ange

RecipeGirl said...

What a fun book :) I'm not the most patient cake person either, but I'm willing to learn :)

I'd be happy to have this one!

Indivara said...

that looks like such a wonderful and creative book. I would love to be able to thumb thru it myself :)

Candy S said...

Looks like fun!

Jenny said...

Sheesh my brain is not functioning - I read that as you will have to break out your raspberry recipes this weekend to win a book, and I'm swamped with apples and packing!
Phew, so glad I misread that!
What a cool looking book, looks like lots of fun and something my kids would actually spend hours going over.

Amber M said...

I am much more excited for the release of your cookbook, but since I also try to do some cake decorating this should help for now!

Linda N.W. said...

ooh! I want that book! I love making cakes.. but I could really need some inspiration for kids cakes! I mainly make wedding cakes

:-)

www.holysweet.blogspot.com

SophieMae said...

Oh! Oh! Pick me!

vkochis said...

What a fun looking book! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

Ginny

Mieke said...

This is my home page- it gives me inspiration as a stay at home mom- a little sunshine each time on log on.

looks like a great book...

Andrea said...

Even though I live in NYC, I've only passed by Confetti Cakes but never really had an occasion to try anything. Thanks so much for the give away, it looks like a lot of fun!

JaySpice said...

I would love to have this book!

Mary said...

My nephews and niece would think I was the coolest aunt ever if I made cakes from this book. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

jen said...

I love your blog and find both the desserts and photography inspiring. Keep doing what you're doing.

sandhya said...

a nice book with very creative ideas. would love to have this.

teejay said...

Sign me up for a possible win!

Rose said...

Cute! Sounds great!

gipskruit said...

I would love to win this book!!!
it looks lovely.
It is almost my cousin 2 birthday and i think it contains lovely recepies

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