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Confetti Cakes For Kids Book Giveaway

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!

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Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 3:21 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 3:36 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 3:37 pm

This book looks adorable, count me in!

Jennifer October 10, 2008 um 3:38 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 3:38 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 3:40 pm

The book looks like it’ll be great.

Also, you can never have too many raspberry desserts!

TheBoyardies October 10, 2008 um 3:45 pm

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

Cameron October 10, 2008 um 3:45 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 3:47 pm

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

Jennifer Lee October 10, 2008 um 3:47 pm

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

Finla October 10, 2008 um 3:49 pm

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

Jodie October 10, 2008 um 3:50 pm

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

Stephanie C. October 10, 2008 um 3:54 pm

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

Steffie October 10, 2008 um 3:55 pm

This book looks adorable!

πŸ™‚ [email protected]

Erica October 10, 2008 um 3:57 pm

The pictures look amazingly vivid! πŸ™‚ I’m intrigued.

jenniferhoiyin October 10, 2008 um 3:59 pm

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

Nic October 10, 2008 um 4:09 pm

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

Rik October 10, 2008 um 4:10 pm

I would love this! Thanks for always inspiring me to cook and bake better…! πŸ™‚

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 4:10 pm

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

LizNoVeggieGirl October 10, 2008 um 4:15 pm

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

Megan October 10, 2008 um 4:16 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 4:19 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 4:21 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 4:23 pm

Oh me, oh my! I’d love to win this!!

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 4:35 pm

The book looks very fun and the cakes on Elisa’s blog look amazing! I’d love to win a copy πŸ™‚

Carla October 10, 2008 um 4:37 pm

How adorable would this be for Birthday ideas!?

This book looks phenomenal.

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 4:41 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 4:49 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 4:52 pm

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

montague October 10, 2008 um 4:52 pm

this looks like such a fun book! count me in πŸ˜‰

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 4:53 pm

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

slush October 10, 2008 um 4:59 pm

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

Cristine October 10, 2008 um 5:00 pm

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

Mallory Elise October 10, 2008 um 5:15 pm

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…

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 5:17 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 5:22 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 5:24 pm

This book looks fantastic… so fun!

Stephanie October 10, 2008 um 5:26 pm

This book looks like it would be so much fun!

Anna M. October 10, 2008 um 5:28 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 5:30 pm

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!

Nikki October 10, 2008 um 5:31 pm

That looks so great. I would love that book.

Anne October 10, 2008 um 5:33 pm

Thanks for doing this, count me in!!

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 5:36 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 5:47 pm

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!)

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 5:48 pm

Looks like a great book! Great contest πŸ™‚


Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 5:49 pm

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

Clementine October 10, 2008 um 5:54 pm

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

Siri October 10, 2008 um 6:01 pm

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

AimΓ©e October 10, 2008 um 6:05 pm

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

Amy October 10, 2008 um 6:21 pm

Looks like a fun book!

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 6:21 pm

How absolutely adorable! I love all of the detail, and of course would love to own a copy πŸ™‚

Amy October 10, 2008 um 6:38 pm

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!

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 6:48 pm

Would love to win! Looks like a great boo!

thepassionatecook October 10, 2008 um 6:53 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 7:00 pm

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

sweet-tooth October 10, 2008 um 7:10 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 7:18 pm

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

Sareberry October 10, 2008 um 7:23 pm

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

Kirstynn Evans October 10, 2008 um 7:24 pm

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!

Mumsy October 10, 2008 um 7:30 pm

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

Bridget October 10, 2008 um 7:36 pm

I have seen her on Food Network Challenge! How fun! The book looks great…please enter me! πŸ™‚

Ashley October 10, 2008 um 7:39 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 8:06 pm

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

Melanie October 10, 2008 um 8:09 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 8:14 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 8:15 pm

My kiddos will love cakes from there!

Bron October 10, 2008 um 8:26 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 8:27 pm

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 πŸ™‚
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 October 10, 2008 um 8:28 pm

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

Nicole Drewniak October 10, 2008 um 8:34 pm

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

Chris October 10, 2008 um 8:39 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 8:48 pm

I would love to win this book!

Art of Dessert October 10, 2008 um 8:50 pm

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 πŸ™‚

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 8:50 pm

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

Ellemay October 10, 2008 um 8:51 pm

*jumps up and down*

Pick me! Pick me!!

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

This book looks awesome

Lisa Heyd October 10, 2008 um 8:54 pm

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

Tina Braun October 10, 2008 um 8:57 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 8:58 pm

How fun! I love the monster on the cover!

Unknown October 10, 2008 um 9:04 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 9:14 pm

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

Anonymous October 10, 2008 um 9:16 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 9:17 pm

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

Cheers and have a great weekend,


Adi October 10, 2008 um 9:23 pm

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

Lunch Buckets October 10, 2008 um 9:39 pm

I’m in it to win it! Heh.

June October 10, 2008 um 10:10 pm

Me! Pick me! πŸ™‚

stephlim October 10, 2008 um 10:29 pm

This is soo cool i love cake decorating!!

Amy I. October 10, 2008 um 10:55 pm

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

Dalybeth October 10, 2008 um 11:25 pm

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 October 10, 2008 um 11:34 pm

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

Nantucket Mermaid October 10, 2008 um 11:48 pm

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

Mary October 11, 2008 um 12:07 am

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

jean October 11, 2008 um 12:13 am

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 12:23 am

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

Sophie October 11, 2008 um 12:26 am

Ce livre a vraiment l’air intΓ©ressant! πŸ™‚

Traduction pour les autres:

This book seems very interresting!


Anita October 11, 2008 um 12:34 am

The book looks very cute, thank you!

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 1:04 am

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

limonana October 11, 2008 um 1:05 am

looks like an adorable book!

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 1:12 am

Moi je veux bien faire des gΓ’teaux monstres! Et puis je viens de dΓ©mΓ©nager Γ  NYC alors je peux participer, chic!

Judy October 11, 2008 um 1:16 am

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.

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 1:23 am

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 October 11, 2008 um 1:23 am

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! πŸ™‚

Rebekah October 11, 2008 um 1:27 am

Count me in for a chance! Thanks!

The Blushing Hostess October 11, 2008 um 1:40 am

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 October 11, 2008 um 1:44 am

Thanks for the opportunity

zekks @ yahoo .com

PAM October 11, 2008 um 1:51 am

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 October 11, 2008 um 2:00 am

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

katem October 11, 2008 um 2:41 am

This looks great!

Kate October 11, 2008 um 2:53 am

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 October 11, 2008 um 2:58 am

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 October 11, 2008 um 3:26 am

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 3:32 am

I hope I will be one of the lucky winners, thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

Lisa is Bossy October 11, 2008 um 3:54 am

As if I don’t have enough cookbooks… Odds don’t seem terribly great however – you’re so fabulously popular! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 3:58 am

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!

chililime October 11, 2008 um 4:03 am

I am soooooo interested. Yay! How cool.

Cakebrain October 11, 2008 um 4:05 am

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

Sha October 11, 2008 um 4:30 am

US and Canada… Oh, come on πŸ˜‰ Really lucky people they are… !

sweetalmond October 11, 2008 um 4:36 am

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!!

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 5:00 am

Aww the book is so cute! And this is really generous of you. So here’s my entry, then. πŸ˜›

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 5:00 am

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 5:10 am

They look adorable! Hope this is the winning comment.

Unknown October 11, 2008 um 6:28 am

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

hannahkinley October 11, 2008 um 6:34 am

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

Unknown October 11, 2008 um 7:01 am

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 7:18 am

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

Jurike Armanto October 11, 2008 um 7:23 am

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 11:39 am

My Kiddos would love this! Please put my name in the hat. πŸ™‚

Beth (jamandcream) October 11, 2008 um 11:45 am

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

Kat October 11, 2008 um 12:00 pm


Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 12:25 pm

your blog and your giveaway both look good..! πŸ™‚
sometimes i wish i was your
Neighbor, i would get goodies πŸ˜€
silent and hunger admirer

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 12:39 pm

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 October 11, 2008 um 1:06 pm

So cute!

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 1:38 pm

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 October 11, 2008 um 1:54 pm

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… πŸ™‚
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)

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 2:20 pm

Ne jamais perdre espoir dans la vie, c’est ce qu’on m’a tjs appris…133 "concurrents" ? MΓͺme pas peur, lol ! Et si jamais je suis tirΓ©e au sort, tu peux envoyer le livre Γ  mon frΓ¨re qui habite Los Angeles. HΓ©hΓ© !

Libby October 11, 2008 um 2:46 pm

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

Thanks for holding the give away!


Cindy October 11, 2008 um 2:50 pm

me, in please, … i want the book & half of her talent πŸ˜€

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 2:51 pm

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 2:52 pm

I love to take a peek before it’s launch! Be mine be mine…

White Toast with Butter October 11, 2008 um 3:08 pm

I want to win!!!

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 4:14 pm

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

Bertha October 11, 2008 um 4:16 pm

I want it, I want it. the cake looks soo.. cute! Hopefully I’d win (I’ll keep my finger crossed πŸ™‚ )

Judy@nofearentertaining October 11, 2008 um 4:21 pm

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 4:31 pm

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 October 11, 2008 um 5:35 pm

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.

Unknown October 11, 2008 um 5:45 pm

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 October 11, 2008 um 5:59 pm

Adorable looking goodies. πŸ™‚

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 6:18 pm

What a fun cover that book has!

dw (los angeles)

Marisa October 11, 2008 um 6:31 pm

count me in too please!

Deborah October 11, 2008 um 7:12 pm

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 October 11, 2008 um 7:17 pm

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

Kitchen M October 11, 2008 um 7:44 pm

Sure! me too! πŸ˜‰

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 8:22 pm

Would love this book to bake cakes for my grand daughter!
Janet Hough [email protected]

Erica the Ninja October 11, 2008 um 8:28 pm

This would be perfect for halloween! Just imagine…

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


Stephanie October 11, 2008 um 8:31 pm

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 8:49 pm

Too, too cute! Thanks for the offer!

Briannia October 11, 2008 um 8:56 pm

Please add me(:

Unknown October 11, 2008 um 9:08 pm

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

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 9:17 pm

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 πŸ™‚

Emily Rose October 11, 2008 um 9:34 pm

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!

Anonymous October 11, 2008 um 9:57 pm

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 October 11, 2008 um 11:12 pm

I really want this book!

babyblue1155 October 11, 2008 um 11:18 pm

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 October 11, 2008 um 11:34 pm

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

Rachael Hutchings October 11, 2008 um 11:44 pm

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 October 11, 2008 um 11:50 pm

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

Unknown October 12, 2008 um 12:04 am

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.

Unknown October 12, 2008 um 1:23 am

Love to win this book!

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 1:29 am

I hope I win!

PMClan October 12, 2008 um 1:36 am

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 October 12, 2008 um 1:44 am

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 October 12, 2008 um 2:11 am

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

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 3:02 am

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 October 12, 2008 um 3:06 am

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

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 3:07 am

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

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 3:10 am

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

NOT SO VANILLA October 12, 2008 um 3:45 am

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 October 12, 2008 um 4:00 am

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

K October 12, 2008 um 5:02 am

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!!

[email protected]

Kendall October 12, 2008 um 7:16 am

I should NOT look at your blog when I’m hungry. πŸ˜‰

That book looks adorable!

Consider this my official entry. πŸ˜€

Varina October 12, 2008 um 7:19 am

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

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 8:56 am

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

Helen C

Anne October 12, 2008 um 11:51 am

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 πŸ™‚

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 1:23 pm

oh cool! that looks like a toy not a cake

RecipeGirl October 12, 2008 um 1:29 pm

What a fun book πŸ™‚ I’m not the most patient cake person either, but I’m willing to learn πŸ™‚

I’d be happy to have this one!

Indivara October 12, 2008 um 2:13 pm

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

Candy S October 12, 2008 um 3:27 pm

Looks like fun!

Unknown October 12, 2008 um 4:00 pm

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.

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 4:12 pm

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 & Christina October 12, 2008 um 6:31 pm

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


ninjyjd October 12, 2008 um 6:40 pm

Oh! Oh! Pick me!

vkochis October 12, 2008 um 6:58 pm

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


Mieke October 12, 2008 um 7:00 pm

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 October 12, 2008 um 7:00 pm

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 October 12, 2008 um 7:07 pm

I would love to have this book!

Alpineberry Mary October 12, 2008 um 7:36 pm

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!

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 8:11 pm

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

sandhya October 12, 2008 um 8:21 pm

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

teejay October 12, 2008 um 8:40 pm

Sign me up for a possible win!

Rose October 12, 2008 um 10:25 pm

Cute! Sounds great!

gipskruit October 12, 2008 um 11:01 pm

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

Anonymous October 12, 2008 um 11:23 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win a cute cookbook like this one!

PheMom October 13, 2008 um 12:39 am

Oh!! I hope I win. Fingers crossed! Thanks for putting together the giveaway!!

Jane M October 13, 2008 um 1:00 am

Sounds like a cool book with nice photos!

Kristen October 13, 2008 um 1:17 am

How cute! Having moved home, there’s family here with kids. That would work nicely. πŸ™‚

Holly October 13, 2008 um 2:45 am

I own the original Confetti Cakes book and love it! Having a cake book that is geared towards kids would be wonderful with a 2 and 4 year old – I am adding this to my Amazon wish list right now…

Mariel October 13, 2008 um 3:15 am

Id love to win this book and I love your Blog. Thanks for writing a Blog for us Sweet Tooth Foodies!

sewtakeahike October 13, 2008 um 3:27 am

What a super duper giveaway!! 1Thank-you so much for doing this

cindy* October 13, 2008 um 3:34 am

how cool! i struggle with decorating cakes…especially piping.

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 3:50 am

Oooh, with four girls, I may just have to get this book for myself!

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 3:52 am

I’m sure the cakes will have the same jaw-dropping effect on children and adults alike!! =)


hemmafru October 13, 2008 um 4:10 am

I have three kids! We all LOVE cake! This book is for me!

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 4:13 am

What a nice opportunity! Thanks. I saw the sample of her work over on Amazing. Jan

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 4:14 am

My triplets would love this! Susan

Vanillaorchid October 13, 2008 um 6:29 am

This book is so cute and I would love to have it!!

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 7:07 am

My kids would absolutely love this book πŸ™‚ Please enter me into your draw and I always love reading your blog and trying recipes πŸ™‚

Banni October 13, 2008 um 7:26 am

ooh i’d love this book! another one of her cakes was featured on the cake wrecks blog this weekend. (nope, not affiliated, just thought it was a cool coincidence) she is awesome! thanks for this opportunity!

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 10:11 am

Great competition Helen, thanks for the opportunity! Kids would love this as my birthday cakes, whilst tasty, visually leave a lot to be desired! πŸ˜›

Olivier October 13, 2008 um 11:54 am

This book looks great! I am looking forward for my son to be born (in 3 weeks) and to make his first cake πŸ™‚
And later having us together making it…

By the way Tartelette, your blog is a real inspiration.


MJ October 13, 2008 um 12:04 pm

Looks like a wonderful book.

-Matt from Milwaukee

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 1:23 pm

cute book! would love to learn cake decorating!

monica October 13, 2008 um 1:59 pm

this looks like a fantastic book! cake decorating is something i’d really like to improve my skills in, and elisa strauss makes some of the cutest, wittiest cakes out there πŸ™‚

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 2:31 pm

I too am a faithful reader of your wonderful blog (although a lurker), and I would love to have my name added to the draw.

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 2:41 pm

this is my first time leaving comments anywhere but i check ur blog everyday, i would love to bake some of these for my 4 little ones, take care

wildchildwu October 13, 2008 um 2:44 pm

me me me me me!!!

noisy penguin October 13, 2008 um 2:45 pm

This book looks like so much fun!

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 3:03 pm

I would LOVE to win one of these books! These excite me! My little brother’s birthday is coming up and I would love to make some GRAND "cake" I’m excited!

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 3:28 pm

This is my new favorite blog. I turn to it for creativity and inspiration. *Also for my macaron obsession. :o)

aandara October 13, 2008 um 3:37 pm

ok that would be the best healing for my broken finger, i cant drive and i need to rest, and i want that copy pleaseeeeeee, ok no pushing, thanks

McGann October 13, 2008 um 3:54 pm

Count me in!

Lacey October 13, 2008 um 4:29 pm

ooo I could so use that to make my son’s 2nd birthday cake!

Patricia Scarpin October 13, 2008 um 5:00 pm

Helen, my dear, how kind of you to offer the books!

Britt October 13, 2008 um 5:05 pm

I LOVE Confetti Cakes! I’ve look at their website all the time. Thanks for the fun drawing, I would love to win!


Amy October 13, 2008 um 5:20 pm

What a great giveaway! Count me in!

amabbate at gmail dot com

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 5:41 pm

I have already heard so many great things about the cookbook. I can’t wait to have kids so I can make them fun cakes from the book.

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 7:07 pm

I love to bake for my 10 year old Grandson…..As much as I would love to win this book, I think HE wants me to win it more… πŸ˜€


Kitchen Princess October 13, 2008 um 7:22 pm

What a fun book!

arlene October 13, 2008 um 7:44 pm

Count me in please.

P.S. Thanks for the stained glass caramel windows. They were great!!!


Kelly October 13, 2008 um 8:29 pm

thank you so much for the chance to win. I just made my firt birthday cake for my son and I was so thrilled I did it so This book would be wonderful to win. I am so glad I found your blog -thank you for sharing.


– athena October 13, 2008 um 9:15 pm

This book looks adorable! Please count me in!!

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 10:00 pm

I would make great use out of this
fun sounding book. Love your

Anonymous October 13, 2008 um 10:08 pm

Oooohh count me in. I love to read your blog.

Nik B

Sarah October 13, 2008 um 11:11 pm

Dangerously, this book makes me think I could have kid parties with or without the kids. That’s so awesome that you are doing a giveaway. Totally unnecessary seeing as I am already completely addicted to your photos, recipes, and blog. thanks!

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 12:06 am

Would love to add that book to my cookbook collection!!

Unknown October 14, 2008 um 12:39 am

This book looks like fun. I would be very happy to have a copy

Neha October 14, 2008 um 12:47 am

Come book, come home to mamma… πŸ™‚

Lori October 14, 2008 um 1:47 am

I noticed a Lori above. I am a diff. Lori. Anyway. I would love to win this. And I am sure my daughters would love for me to make something in from this book. As always, in complete adoration for you Tartelette.

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 2:07 am

The picture on the cover is so cute.

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 3:58 am

How absolutely adorable are those cakes?? With two kids and too many other little offsprings, I have become the resident birthday cake baker, so who couldn’t use this sweet inspiration? Sign me up!

Unknown October 14, 2008 um 4:21 am

your site and recipes are always wonderful! i love your site and this book looks great!!!

PamKlip October 14, 2008 um 5:22 am

My 4 year old Nephew Bday is coming up and this book would be a big hit for the cake!

Geo October 14, 2008 um 6:02 am

Oh, yes, please!

Deeba PAB October 14, 2008 um 9:52 am

What an adoreable book…PHEW…just got here in time!! Maybe this time I’m gonna get lucky!! Have a great day Helen!

adli October 14, 2008 um 9:53 am

okayh, I want one!! haha

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 11:52 am

i was so impressed with the cover page of this book that I ended up watching Elisa Strauss interviews on Youtube. From textiles to cakes.. oh hooo… It is such a perfect cake.. I would love to make this edible anime! Count me in for the draw.. i would so love to have this book.

Bonbon Oiseau October 14, 2008 um 12:25 pm

wow!! 254 comments!!! you are amazing…such a sweet book—i’m in!

emily October 14, 2008 um 12:49 pm

Ooh fun! I just had a baby and am looking forward to making fabulous kiddie treats!

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 1:07 pm

I’ve been decorating cakes for a long time – and would LOVE a new book to inspire me! Thanks!


Unknown October 14, 2008 um 1:41 pm

Oh! I would love to have this book. I have 7 nephews and they all love my baked goods, but I do not have the skills of making good-looking cakes for kids.

Maria October 14, 2008 um 2:44 pm

What a fun book!! Can’t wait to look into it more. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Unknown October 14, 2008 um 3:16 pm

I love it.
I have to check her site to help me prepare my nephew birthday!

Liz October 14, 2008 um 3:47 pm

I would love the chance to win this book! The cover is so darling. Thanks for doing this!

Elizabeth from Cake or Death?

jovelyn October 14, 2008 um 3:57 pm

I love the idea of Strauss making meticulously zany creations for kids… i only know by judging the book by its cover, but if it’s anything like her first book (and her work, it’s bound to be a keeper. So excited for this one… i hope I win!


Lina October 14, 2008 um 5:17 pm

I’m going to be a new mom in January and I think this book will give me great ideas for kids cakes!

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 6:06 pm

omg!!! Elisa’s work is fabulous. I would love to own her new book. Thank you for the opportunity.

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 6:22 pm

That book looks so cute! I would love to win one!

The Pink Umbrella October 14, 2008 um 6:30 pm

I have her first book, and love it to pieces. This would be great for my collection.

Erica B.

Brenda October 14, 2008 um 6:47 pm

I love Elisa’s work and I just came across your blog today. Now I have another food blog favorite to keep checking out. Would love to win a copy of this book – with an almost 2 year old, I’m sure this book would be well used.

BB October 14, 2008 um 7:17 pm

This looks like a great book!

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 8:10 pm

I’m an amateur baker and I’ve started doing special event cakes for many people and departments here on our military base. This book would be such an inspiration!!

clover October 14, 2008 um 9:28 pm

Oh! So cute! I’d love a copy *crosses fingers much too hard*. I always bake WAY too many cakes during the winter (if there is such a thing as "too many cakes" that is) so I suppose I’d like some new ideas. *continues crossing fingers with irrational force*

Anonymous October 14, 2008 um 10:40 pm

Super cute book!

momto1 October 15, 2008 um 12:53 am

Love your blog and love your offers!

Lisa magicsprinkles October 15, 2008 um 3:00 am

This looks so precious! Thanks for offering us the opportunity to win one.

Anonymous October 15, 2008 um 7:58 am

What a great gift for the holidays!!

TVGEMINI October 15, 2008 um 8:00 am

This is an excellent gift for the holidays!!

Weldon & Martinique October 15, 2008 um 10:38 pm

I love Elisa’s designs. What a wonderful book and I see nothing wrong with prolonged raspberry desserts. It’s still hot here in Texas and I just can’t bring myself to make the heartier Autumn deserts I love in this heat.

AmyRuth October 16, 2008 um 5:11 am

Maybe its too late…I just found your post. If not I would love to be a part of the fun.

Anonymous October 22, 2008 um 10:07 pm

This new book looks like lots of fun! Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

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