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So far Elisa Strauss has created 8 blog entries.

Rainbow Cake for Sunrise on Screens

May 28, 2020

I was so honored when Sunrise Camps contacted me to make a video for all their campers and friends. They recently started their very own YouTube channel, Sunrise on Screens. We thought a Rainbow was the perfect universal symbol to celebrate the many camps and the happiness they provide. Watch the video for the process...
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The BEST Carrot Cake Ever!

March 25, 2020

My daughter asked for carrot cupcakes the other day, of course I obliged. I usually bake right out of my own cookbooks, The Confetti Cakes Cookbook or Confetti Cakes for Kids but this time a light bulb went off.  My thoughts quickly went into rewind and looked through my old Rolodex (in my head!) I...
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Video Interview with Mom’s Don’t Have Time to Read Books Podcast

March 1, 2019

Such a great time spending the day with Zibby Owens and her incredible production crew from Mom's Don't Have Time to Read Books. Have a listen to our fun day of schmoozing and decorating. https://youtu.be/nTHQflZFzDI https://youtu.be/iuONuxy94BY

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Bourbon Salted Caramel Brownies (with Epicurious.com)

December 30, 2018

I was fortunate enough to represent my Pastry School- The Institute of Culinary Education on a recent episode of Epicurious.com 4 Levels of Brownies: Amateur to Food Scientist How do you like your brownies? Gooey? Cakey? We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to...
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Penguin Cake Topper

December 26, 2018

I was lucky enough to be invited into the home of Zibby Owens to make some winter themed treats. Zibby is the creator of a fabulous podcast Moms don't have time to read books (isn't that the truth!)  Recently, she started making some videos along with her husband Kyle, of Morning Moon Productions (look out...
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When you try to make a cake look like your kid

March 23, 2017

I made the nose four times, the upper lip and mouth creases double that and I'm still not happy with the eyes...but at least it's finished. I was planning on making a cute little cake for my son's first birthday- perhaps his favorite lovey or the car he likes to play in but then I saw...
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A Groundhog for Valentine’s Day…..what?

February 8, 2017

    It's no secret that us artist types, well...sometimes we could be called, "emotional", "over-sensitive", even "off our rockers." I'm just sayin' some people may think that. It also doesn't help that I'm a Gemini, you know a little angel and devil all rolled into one (insert cute smile here). So when I think...
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Why the change?

June 21, 2016

With my new website launching as elisastrauss.com (leaving my old confetticakes.com behind!) people may be wondering: what is going on? Just over 16 years ago I incorporated as Confetti Cakes. I always wanted my business to be larger than …well…little ole’ me. I knew it would take many people to make the business a success...
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