Before she was old enough to write her own name, Elisa Strauss recalls standing in her grandmother’s kitchen baking and decorating cakes and cookies. Now years later, Elisa is the creator of Confetti Cakes in New York City – and is still hard at work in her kitchen. Prior to culinary
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About Elisa Strauss
Before she was old enough to write her own name, Elisa Strauss recalls standing in her grandmother’s kitchen baking and decorating cakes and cookies. Now years later, Elisa is the creator of Confetti Cakes in New York City – and is still hard at work in her kitchen.
Prior to culinary school, Elisa worked as a designer for Ralph Lauren, and in fact, it was a cake she made for Ralph himself, (in the shape of a Bugatti, his favorite sports car), and the heaps of praise it received from fashion industry notables that inspired her to bring her design talents to the kitchen full-time.
Throughout the years, her creations have appeared on the Today show, (one of her cakes was selected as the winner of the “Today Throws a Wedding” series), Sex and the City, (she made Charlotte and Harry’s wedding cake during Season Six), The View 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 been featured in InStyle, Martha Stewart Weddings, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Elle, Vogue, Modern Bride, New York magazine, BRIDES, Elegant Bride, The Knot and in 2008 was selected as one of America’s Top Ten Pastry Chef’s in Pastry Art and Design.
Elisa’s first book, The Confetti Cakes Cookbook: Spectacular Cookies, Cakes and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery, was released in Spring 2007 and is in its seventh printing, and her second book entitled Confetti Cakes for Kids was released in the Fall of 2008. Along with Marvelous Molds she has created a line of fashion cake decorating products, and is currently teaching private cake decorating lessons in her studio and teaches online classes at Craftsy.