Elisa Strauss
Confetti Cakes
Roslyn, NY
New York, New York

About Me: Elisa Strauss founded Confetti Cakes in 2000. She is a graduate of Vassar College and The Institute of Culinary Education, where she received a degree in pastry and baking arts. Elisa also spent one semester studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her creations have appeared on the Today show, Sex and the City, and Martha. Elisa has also been featured on The View, and has appeared several times on the Food Network, including the “Extreme Cake Challenge” where she won the grand prize. Confetti Cakes has also been featured in InStyle, Martha Stewart Weddings, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Elle, Vogue, Modern Bride, New York magazine, BRIDES, Elegant Bride, and The Knot. In 2008, she was selected as one of America’s Top Ten Pastry Chefs in Pastry Art and Design.

Elisa is the author of The Confetti Cakes Cookbook: Spectacular Cookies, Cakes and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery and Confetti Cakes for Kids. She currently teaches private cake decorating lessons in her studio in New York City and teaches online classes at Craftsy.com.

Recipes Posted by Elisa Strauss:

This is the most heavenly chocolate cupcake recipe around. It is the most requested chocolate cake recipe at Confetti Cakes, and the perfect treat for any chocaholic. The secret is using the best quality cocoa you can find. Of course, the delicious peanut butter buttercream frosting adds another level of deliciousness to the cupcake!

This is a delicious white cake with a slightly crunchy top and is the perfect texture for creating sculpted cakes such as the OH cake. Oh is the delightful and lovable alien character from DreamWorks Animation movie HOME.

The recipe only calls only for egg whites, which makes it nice and light. The cake is frosted with chocolate ganache flavored with Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter. A light cake with decadent frosting make a delicious combination!

Oh Sculpted Character Cake from DreamWorks’ Movie HOME