V80: Expert Style Tips - Sweet Treat Party Ideas by Elisa Strauss, Confetti Cakes

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The Desserts - Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes suggests a range of great sweet treat ideas

Sweet Treat Party Ideas by Elisa Strauss, Confetti Cakes

Some of the best desserts come in small, individual portions. Make any birthday bash special with these fun sweet treats.

  1. Personalized mini cakes: It doesn't have to be V-day to write a special message for the birthday boy or girl. Use a cookie cutter in your favorite shape to make individual cakes, then add a fun message or a special date on top.

  2. Birthday cake cookies: Decorate delicious vanilla sugar cookies any way you want. Pipe the candles on top to give a festive glow.

  3. Mini party hat cakes: These are easy because the outside is just piped in buttercream frosting. Add any pre-made sugar decorations.

  4. Mini present cakes: These are an adorable and edible gift!

  5. Lollipop cookies: I love these for ANY occasion. They look wonderful in a glass vessel. They're not only a delicious dessert but can double as a centerpiece!

For more sweet treat ideas, check out these other recipes from Confetti Cakes:

Red Velvet Cake Chocolate Cookies Amazing Chocolate Brownies Spring Mini Cakes Easter Cookies

Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes

CONFETTI CAKES Elisa Strauss is the owner and head designer of Confetti Cakes. She has authored two books: The Confetti Cakes Cookbook: Spectacular Cookies, Cakes and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery and Confetti Cakes for Kids.

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, Martha and has appeared numerous times on the Food Network, including a segment profiling the successful transition from fashion designer to small business owner. Confetti Cakes has also been featured in InStyle, Martha Stewart Weddings, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Elle, Vogue, Modern Bride, New York magazine, BRIDES, and Elegant Bride to name a few. In 2008, Elisa was selected as one of the nation’s Ten Best Pastry Chefs for Pastry Art and Design Magazine.

I love people with great personalities and Elisa has one of the best! She is full of fun-loving, creative energy and is always ready to make the most unbelievable creations out of cake. Check out her high heel or handbag cake and you will see what I mean. Commission Elisa to make a sweet treat and you will be coming back for more for years to come. I love her playful style—lucky for us, she's packaged it into two books that can be enjoyed at home. They're must-reads! - CECI JOHNSON

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