Nov 17, 2010

Confetti Cakes {Two Book} Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag

I had lunch yesterday with cake designer Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes.  In the small chance that you are not familiar with Elisa’s work, take a look here. Elisa took fondant cakes to a new level when she opened up Confetti Cakes 10 years ago.  Elisa also has two books, Confetti Cakes and Confetti Cakes for Kids, and they are staples in my baking book collection.  These books are not only great for bakers, but the pictures are so inspiring for stylists and planners as well.  Both books have been wildly successful {Confetti Cakes is already in its fifth run!}  I think they are both a must have.  Lucky for you all…you guys get a chance to win Elisa’s two books by guessing in the comment area what Elisa and I had for dessert.  We’ll pick a random winner from the people who guess the right dessert.  I’ll let you know the winner next Wednesday!  Ready, set, bake!

PS – Elisa gives private lessons to students now.  Check that out here.

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  • i’ll assume we have the same cravings and guess pumpkin cheesecake!

  • Sam

    Chocolate Cake! You can never go wrong with it!

  • I’m gonna say gigantic slices of Coconut Cake-That’s my favorite!

  • S’mores!

  • What a great give away! I love decorating cakes.

    I guess Cheese cake, always delicious.

  • Christine Seda

    I’m going to guess Chocolate Cake!!

  • My guess is Creme Brulee! 🙂

  • Cheesecakes!

  • Amy

    I will say tiramisu

  • Michelle

    I LOVE Elisa’s cakes! I only wish that I could take private lessons from her (doesn’t work so well when I am in Wyoming though). I don’t have her books yet, but I hope I win!! Thank you for the give-away!
    My guess is that you had brownies ala mode for dessert! Yummy….

  • What, no hints? How about carrot cake?

  • Hmmmmmm, I’m going with….Red Velvet Cake. And, that’s my final answer.

  • DaynoMITE!

    Pumkin Creme Brulee?

  • Megan

    There are so many delicious desserts, but I have to guess Red Velvet cake. You just can’t beat Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing. Yum!

  • Creme Brulee!!!!!!! yum yum!

  • Bumpy cake!

  • Renea

    You had one of Elisa’s cakes that’s pictured above!

  • Allison

    I’m guessing you had cake! What a fun lunch you must have had…

  • Niki

    I’m going to guess apple crisp.

  • Stephanie

    hmm, i say red velvet either cake or cupcake!

  • I’m also going to go with cake 🙂 I love all her work!

  • Kasandra Gunter Robinson

    Creme brulee something

  • Anita

    Ooo awesome book!

    Hmm…I’m going to guess a souffle?!

  • Leanne

    Raspberry mousse and spiced chocolate pot de creme ^.^

  • Lisa

    Chocolate Cake filled with Nutella! Yum!

  • My guess is you had the Warm Chocolate Cake with Caramel Ice Cream

  • I’m going to guess cheesecake.

  • I am going to have to go out on a limb and say Milk & Cookies!
    p.s. I adore your creativity, and envy it a smidge! 😉

  • Terri

    Let’s say creme brulee…

  • Amy

    chocolate cupcake

  • Michelle

    I am going to guess you had cake for dessert!

  • Michelle

    I would guess a volcanic chocolate cake with vanilla icecream

  • Hmmm, as someone who works with cake daily, I’m going to say that Elisa treats herself to something with a different texture than cake, something with a crunchy or crisp crust; I’ll guess the Crack Pie from Momofuku. By the way, why is Elisa on sabbatical; is she ok?

  • Lisa

    I’ll go w/ what I had for dessert yesterday – leftover Halloween candy. J/K – My real guess is Pear Tart.

  • Cupcakes!

  • hmmm…I will guess bananas foster?!

  • I will say cupcakes! Gotta love ’em! Maybe you shared several different flavors too!

  • Shephalli

    Chocolate Cupcakes

  • I’m guessing you had cake! And you ate it too 😉 I know, cheesy, sorry! haha 🙂

  • Melania


  • I would have to say cake!

  • red velvet cake?

  • Squeaks


  • Angela

    ice cream!!!!!

  • Stephane in Alaska

    creme brulee?

  • Patti D

    I’m guessing cake!! 🙂

  • Vanilla Cake!!! And I bet it was delicious!

  • Jessica

    hmm… going to have to settle on a gooey chocolate cake!

  • Sabine

    I am guessing Devil’s food cake. yum!

  • Maria

    I’m hoping this isn’t a trick question and you all didn’t have dessert…LOL! But if you did my guess is a chocolate dessert because that’s what I always have 😉

  • Kelly P

    Apple Pie/Cobbler

  • Tina

    I’m going to be different & guess NO DESSERT eventhough you really wanted it!

  • I guess, Key lime pie!!

  • Leslie Fay

    Hmmm… it’s fall, so maybe something warm! Warm apple pie a la mode?

  • Since it’s fall.. I’m gonna with some sort of pie.. apple, perhaps?

  • Stacy Smith

    Brownie sundaes.

  • Hot fudge sundae

  • My guess is CHEESECAKE!

  • bread pudding?

  • Angela Willis

    Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  • pavlova? tiramisu? Whatever you had, I’m sure it was delicious!

  • Cupcakes?

  • I’m guessing Creme Brûlée!

  • raizel

    ice cream?!

  • Dalia

    I’m gonna go with hot apple pie with vanilla ice-cream!

  • Rena

    lemon meringue??

  • How about some delicious and French profiteroles??

  • rustic apple tart with cinnamon ice cream!

  • Annie Dillon

    Ooooo… something seasonal… pumpkin something? cheese cake?? What ever it was, I bet it was FABULOUS!

  • Alissa

    molten lava chocolate cake

  • Rocky Road Cake?

    What a great giveaway! Wish me luck!

  • Carla Ecoff

    pumpkin pie

  • Melanie Schaub

    Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Julie

    Carrot Cake??

  • Teresa Hemsworth

    red velvet cupcake

  • Barbara

    Love Elisa Strauss – have seen her on many Food Network Challenges. I think that the two of you had CUPCAKES for dessert.

  • I’m gonna say… Cake!

  • Issa Tourrent

    Pecan pie??? or Flan??

  • shelley knight

    Key kime pie??

  • Michelle

    I would have to say Red Velvet!

  • Red Velvet cake??

  • I’m going with some tasty spice cake — mostly because I’m craving some right now!

  • sorbet!

  • Pumpkin spice cake. Mmmmmm

  • Diane

    My guess is tiramisu.

  • chocolate cupcakes?!

  • I’m going with pumpkin creme brulee…the ‘it’ dessert this fall. Think I would drive to NY to take a class with Elisa…gorgeous cakes

  • My guess – a stab in the dark like everyone elses – will be macarons and sorbet, just for something different 🙂
    good luck everyone but I really hope I win the books! he he x

  • I looked at their menu online and I would have chose the Grand Marnier Soufflé with Mandarin Sorbet… so maybe you gals ate that??

  • I’m going with pumpkin cake. Mostly because I’m obsessed with it right now. 🙂

  • Brooke

    Tis the season for pumpkin pie?

  • Fiona

    Some kind of cake??

  • Judy

    One of her glorious cakes – chocolate?

  • Stef


  • Robin Stauffer

    pumpkin cheesecake is what I think. Sounds really yummy dont you think!!!!

  • ML

    A chocolate torte

  • In honor of the new trend, I’m guessing pie!

  • Laura V

    Pumpkin Pie 😛

  • Dawn

    I’m going to guess some type of apple tart.

  • Oh my….now that is talent!! How creative and stylish is her work, just divine xx

  • Eve

    I’ll guess apple pie!

  • Judith

    Oooh! I’m guessing or rather hoping that you the salted caramel peanut ice cream Sunday or the chocolate layer Cale with toasted marshmallow icing (my fave)! Yummy!!
    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Red Velvet Cake. Mmmm, my favorite !

  • Jill

    Chocolate lava cakes!

  • Creme brulee! (Okay, that’s what I would have had, for sure. Yum.)

  • Since I can’t have any cheese cake right now, I will guess it!

  • jessie

    I’m guessing chocolate cake.

  • berry crisp!

  • Apple pie. Perfect season for it!

  • Aubrey W.

    Chocolate Soufflés!

  • I will say cheesecake!!!

  • Monica C.G.

    red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting!

  • Nur

    my instinct says… red velvet cake!!!

  • creme brulee!

  • something simple not cake because you can have that anytime. i’m going to go with vanilla icecream with caramel sauce or maple syrup

  • Alison

    Bread pudding?

  • Connie Dubowski

    CHEESECAKE!! My ultimate favorite;)

  • mixing

    I’m guessing pumpkin cheesecake! =P

  • Creme Caramel?

  • Melissa

    Oh I’m thinking something delicious but not too naughty… maybe a fruit flan?

  • lovey

    Apple Pie!

  • katy


  • Karyn

    Flan/Creme Brulee????

  • My guess would be red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

  • Hi ~ love the images ~ her work is so beautiful ~ true works of art! SO, I’m going to guess a Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pumpkin “something” since it is thanksgiving time. No matter what, I’m sure {you} enjoyed every bite of her delicious desserts! 😉 ~ Margaret

  • Emily A.

    Cake ;)?

  • How bout a cookie for a change

  • Cake???

  • Tammy

    I would have to say brownies … warm soft brownies. Yum now I want one. ;0)

  • Some sort of cake. Or perhaps a macaron?

  • cake 🙂

  • elle

    Creme Brulee?

  • beautiful cupcakes ? or maybe macarons…

  • Shannon

    I am going to say cheesecake because it is my favorite dessert.

  • Lokyee

    I’m going to say Red Velvet Cake since that’s what I’ve been craving lately!

  • Patrícia

    I`m guessing Chocolate cake!

    Love your work.

    Patrícia from Portugal

  • I’ll say chocolate cake!

  • I wonder if maybe you had a nice slice of coffee cake.

  • I’ll say Pie – maybe Elisa wanted a break from cake.

  • hummmmm, maybe a flowerless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache?!

  • Emily

    My guess is brownies a la mode!

  • Barbara

    What a great give away! I love decorating cakes.
    I guess Chocolate Cake, always delicious.

  • Lemon meringue pie?

  • Tina

    I’ll say cupcake!

  • Red velvet!

  • I’m going to guess you went with something seasonal and maybe got a delicious slice of a rustic apple tart with ice cream.

  • Carmen

    Any of her cakes?. I suppose I will be wrong but anyway thanks for giving us the chance.

  • hmmmm How about carrot cake?

  • Traci

    I would guess pumpkin spice cake. That’s what I want to have for dessert today!

  • Katherine

    Pecan pie? I love pecan pie.

  • Cindy

    Hmmm… pumpkin gelato!

  • pamela

    I would think she sees enough cake so I will say Creme Brulee (my favorite desssert).

  • Maureen

    I’m going with Pumpkin cupcakes or pumpkin madelines 🙂 Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  • Felicity

    I just bought my sister the Confetti Cakes cookbook and would love to have one for myself. I am going to say cake!

  • Lisa H.

    How about caramel apple pie? Doesn’t that sound delish?

  • How about chocolate cake with coffee ice cream.

  • Dinah


  • Lorene Russell


  • Zhaleh


  • apple pie à la mode?

  • Monica P.

    I would say red velvet cheesecake with a latte on the side! Well thats what Im craving right now 😉

  • Was it tiramisu?!?!

  • Hmmm…key lime cheesecake?

  • Rowejones

    Cake and ice cream!

  • Cecilia Ramirez

    Macarons!! 😀

  • Some kind of fruit

  • Alexia


  • Ronna


  • Stephanie

    apple crumble!

  • Deni

    Chocolate cake with Fudge frosting!!!

  • Esther Torres

    Chocolate Mousse!!

  • Jo

    how about strawberry shortcake or napoleon

  • HotRodGal

    I’m going with chocolate cake! You can never go wrong with chocolate cake!

  • Candi

    My guess will be red velved cake with cream cheese frosting

  • Cheesecake~yummy!

  • Brett H.

    love the giveaway!

    carrot cake 🙂

  • Daniela

    apple pie!

  • Valentine

    Creme brulee!!!! 🙂

  • Kari V.


  • Aisha Thomas

    I’m going to go with doughnuts.

  • Hmmmm . . . apple crisp/cobbler?

  • You guys had cupcakes!

  • Jeanette Areizaga

    Hi I love ur books
    I quess Cheesecake


  • Andrea

    Let them eat CAKE! Mmmm!!

  • Carrot Cake?

  • Carmenpol

    Chocolate cake ?

  • Cathy Varner

    OHHHH Chocolate Cake

  • I’m going to guess one of my fave desserts…Creme Brulee!!

  • Did you eat Cheesecake?!

  • Kelly


  • emily

    Pie. Do I have to guess what kind, too? If I have to, I’ll say Pecan. It’s on my mind tonight.

  • Mmmmmm, How about a good ol’ piece of Confetti Cake? Ha ha……

    Michelle Torres
    [email protected]

  • Donna Kazmercyk

    I’ve got to say Pumpkin Creme Brulee

  • Leanne

    Well I think it’s got to be something sweet and baked so im saying apple pie! yummy! x

  • Sara R.

    Pumpkin bread with a pecan streusel topping.

  • I am going to guess chocolate chip cookies and milk. If I remember correctly I think that is Elisa’s favorite dessert.

  • I bet you had Red Velvet Cupcakes and coffee. 🙂

  • Joycelin W.

    Cheesecake! It’s my favorite!

  • I’ll say: crème brulée.

  • Robyn Lynn

    Cake, Cake and more Cake, of coarse!

  • apple pie. yum.

  • Lia

    Banana meringue pie 😀

  • My guess is Macaroon !

  • Pie

  • Jennifer

    Italian cream cake

  • Francine

    Cupcakes? Panna cotta? Something lemony?

  • Katie

    Apple pie

  • Sheree Renee

    Peach Cobbler 🙂 Best with Vanilla Bean ice cream I think.

  • Grand Marnier Souffle

  • red velvet cake that is what I am craving right now…num num

  • I’m going to say pumpkin cheesecake, or just regular cheesecake, although I’m thinking it was probably something chocolate. No wait, Red Velvet. Oh I don’t know!!! Those are all things that I want for dessert!!!

  • Catie

    ice cream cake mmmm

  • Hina

    ice cream

  • Jennifer

    Cake? If so, I certainly hope it’s chocolate. or red velvet. swoon.

  • Antoinette


  • hi amy im guessing carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, ps you may already know of this lady in new zealand but on the off chance you have not come accross vanessa iti have a look at her beautiful cupcakes and cakes at . cherio nina