Posts by Elisa Strauss

Elisa Strauss is the founder and owner of Confetti Cakes (, located in New York City. She is a cake designer, teacher and author of two books (and two kids!) She also has three Craftsy classes (and a fourth in the works!) Her first book, The Confetti Cakes Cookbook is in its sixth printing; her second book, Confetti Cakes for Kids came out in 2008.

Pastillage Video Tutorial From Elisa Strauss

Pastillage Recipe This post comes to you from amazing cake decorator, and former Ralph Lauren designer, Elisa Strauss. Read on to discover how to make pastillage for your own high-fashion cake designs with her included step-by-step video recipe & tutorial! Read more »

Make Ornament Cupcakes With Elisa Strauss!

Mickey Mouse Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

I first explored the idea of making delicious cupcakes into Christmas ornaments in my second book, Confetti Cakes for Kids, but I recently made a new version with brighter colors and patterns, and added Mickey Mouse, too! See how I did it with this free video tutorial!

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Make a Cake That Looks Like Apple Pie With Elisa Strauss!

Cake Sculpted to Look Like an Apple Pie

My style is realism. I love to impart “trompe l’oeil” (French for "to trick the eye") on my cakes and make everyday objects taste delicious. With apple season upon us and Thanksgiving coming up, I thought it would be fun to make a cake that looks like one of my favorite desserts: apple pie.

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