Elisa Strauss
Craftsy Instructor

New York City

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Confetti Cakes owner and founder Elisa Strauss is a former Ralph Lauren designer turned award-winning cake artist whose cakes have appeared on "The View," the Food Network's "Extreme Cake Challenge" and "Sex and the City." In 2008 she was selected as one of America's top 10 pastry chefs in Pastry Art and Design magazine. www.confetticakes.com

Elisa's Craftsy Classes

Sculpted Dog Cake

Unleash your creativity with this Craftsy class from famed cake designer and author Elisa Strauss. Sculpt a 3-D cake of any breed of dog or cute furry creature you’d like. With Elisa’s help, if you can dream it, you can build it. Elisa will guide you through the process as you stack and carve your cake, adding in support and details along the way. Learn how to personalize your pooch by adding textured fondant "fur," facial features and a collar with personalized dog tags. Elisa even includes her own recipes to make a cake your friends and clients will love for their next birthday party, as a groom’s cake on their special day, or for any occasion to honor a dog lover!

$39.99

Basic Fondant Techniques

Fondant provides a pristine cover for your confectionary creations and a clean canvas to display your other cake decorating skills. In this free mini-class, Elisa takes you step by step through the process of rolling out fondant and covering round and square cakes. You’ll also cut out and attach buttons and flowers with Elisa’s easy fondant appliqué method. Add clasic fondant decorations like roses and bows. Learn to color and flavor fondant and brighten up your cake designs with an innovative fondant inlay technique that mimics mosaic tiles.  Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be ready to move on to more advanced courses, like Elisa's Designer Handbag Cakes or Marina Sousa's Advanced Fondant Techniques.

Free!

Designer Handbag Cakes

Get a handle on designing handbag cakes, including custom color and texture choices. Sculpt your cake into a fashionable handbag with divots and pleats to form an authentic sense of movement; and create genuine-looking zippers, rivets and buckles from gum paste. Learn new techniques for doweling your cake and applying textured fondant. Develop dynamic sculpting methods; and explore exotic fondant patterns and textures like ostrich, alligator, and giraffe. Make a handbag so cute you could just eat it up.

$39.99

Meet Elisa

Elisa's Projects

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