Contest, and catch Confetti Cakes for Kids author Elisa Strauss on The Today Show Thursday!

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Elisa Strauss (above) of New York's Confetti Cakes, and author of the new Confetti Cakes for Kids: Delightful Cookies, Cakes and Cupcakes from New York City's Famed Bakery, will be on The Today Show tomorrow, October 30th, with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Read our interview with her about her first book, The Confetti Cakes Cookbook, here. (We'll be talking to her soon about kids and cupcakes.) Confetti Cakes now also has a blog.

And guess what? We've got a copy to give away! We'll have more info about the book, which features everything from ice cream cupcakes to beach pail cupcakes to ornament cupcakes, very soon.

To enter, just leave a comment and your email address in this post's comment section telling us what your favorite cupcakes were as a kid. U.S. entrants only. Deadline is 11:59 pm EST on Friday, November 7th.
Cover of Confetti Cakes for Kids

Comments

Jingle said…
My favorite cupcake as a kid was pretty much anything with candy on it! I loved the worms and mud kind because of all the gummy worms they had!
Amy said…
I loved chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing. :) I'm not a chocolate cake fan anymore, but man, I loved it as a kid!

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noisy penguin said…
I loved rainbow chip cupcakes when I was a kid. I used to push all the frosting off to the side, eat the cake first, then eat the frosting with my finger because I wanted to savor it.

laurel (at) penguinbot.com
*Kimmie* said…
My favorite cupcakes were the ones my mom would make in ice cream cones!

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kim said…
my favorite cupcake as a kid was the classic vanilla vanilla... of course, it was much more about the frosting than the cake. some things never change :)
Jennybec said…
Visiting family in North Carolina as a kid always meant yellow buttermilk cupcakes with caramel glaze. I try to make them now, but they're not the same.

Love your site.

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Bri said…
This book is everywhere now! It seems like everyone is giving it away! I'm very interested to see all the cute ideas inside.
Stefanie said…
I loved chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting as a kid. I'm not afraid to admit that Entenmann's and Hostess Cupcakes were very special treats back then. ;) ssummerer (at) hotmail (dot) com
Rebecca said…
my favorite cupcake was chocolate with chocolate icing.
Anonymous said…
adorable! i hope i win!
amy fenster brown
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Hilary said…
yellow cake mix from a box with rainbow chip frosting, hands down!
My favorite cupcakes were the ones my mom used to make at Easter time. They looked like little Easter baskets with green coconut frosting for grass and jelly beans for the eggs. Now I carry on the tradition with my kids. I also tried out some new spooky spider cupcakes this Halloween. Check them out at mingofamily.blogspot.com

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Joann said…
My favorite cupcakes when I was growing up were the confetti cupcakes. They were pretty easy to bake up and we could just pile on white frosting and add sprinkles ourselves. aupekkle at gmail dot com
Anonymous said…
Dare I say Hostess cream-filled chocolate cupcakes? I could always count on the corner store, just in case Mom hadn't baked anything that day. I loved to peel off and eat the frosting, and work my way to the "surprise" filling.
Cate said…
I'd have to say any cupcake that was in front of me--haha. Probably chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting though. YUMMMMM

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heidi said…
I don't remember a lot of homemade cupcakes as a kid so I'd say my favorite were hostess cupcakes, the ones with the little white swirl!
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Cathy said…
my favourite cupcake when i was a kid was anythign with sprinkles on it!
Susie said…
I don't remember ever having home-made cupcakes. I ate those hostess ones though. :)
Susie
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twopartssugar said…
FUNFETTI ALL THE WAY...AND WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THAT RAINBOW CHIP ICING...I'D LOVE TO TAKE A GIANT SPOON TO A TUB OF THAT!
Kelly said…
I recall that in the late 80's that "funfetti" cake mix came out... and it at the time seemed just about perfect. Times have changed and thankfully my taste has too... but there was certainly a time when that white cake dotted with multicolored sprinkles inside was the best!
Lindsay said…
Favorite cupcake as a kid?
Cherry Chip with LOTS of frosting!
LJensen78 (at) gmail.com

My 2 and 5 year old love any kind of cupcake!!
Izzy22 said…
Loved the cupcakes in the icecream cones!

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Mama Nirvana said…
My favorite cupcakes as a kid were the kind my mom baked in ice cream cones. I just thought they were awesome.

Amy
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Candy S said…
Still love yellow cake with chocolate frosting!
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Caldwell said…
I think my favorite childhood is the same as now, chocolate with cream cheese frosting. I am not to big on the sprinkles and decorations, just good cake and frosting.

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:'] said…
i loved cupcakes with smiley faces on them :) i love your blog i visit everyday!

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Dawn said…
My favorite cupcakes as a kid were ones that had tons of icing on them, especially if they were chocolate with chocolate frosting.

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Aileen said…
No kindergarten birthday party of mine wasn't complete without my favorite cupcake - funfetti! Birthdays and rainbows - always a perfect pair.
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Susan said…
My favorite cupcakes as a kid were always chocolate with chocolate icing....it hasn't changed much as an adult- I still reach for anything chocolate!
RockerJewlz said…
Chocolate on chocolate was always my favorite as a kid...no sprinkles, no nothing...just chocolate.
Liz said…
My favorite cupcakes were vanilla confetti with vanilla frosting and LOTS of sprinkles on it. Those bring back happy memories!

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Nicole said…
My favorite cupcake when I was a little kid was from the local grocery store bakery - it was a cookie monster cupcake with a chocolate chip cookie on his head for a hat.

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Lynnette said…
I missed out on cupcakes as a kid but no worries! I've caught up! My favourite now is a citrus cupcake with icing drizzled all over! =)

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Meredith said…
Favorite as a kid was strawberry with strawberry icing! Yummy!!! :)

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Anonymous said…
Anything chocolate! We used to eat chocolate cake with milk poured over it for breakfast when my Mom was away. My Dad said it had flour, eggs and milk so was healthy enough!

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Michelle said…
All time favorite? Any flavor cupcake with chocolate frosting topped with tiny rainbow colored ball sprinkles!!!

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When I was a kid I loved chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate frosting--and the little plastic rings from the bakeries were AWESOME! A real ring! Wow!

kristen.arland at gmail dot com
cuileann said…
My favorite was any kind with a lot of chocolate icing!

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Sar Sar said…
My favorite cupcake was the funfetti cupcake with the special funfetti icing. Mmmmmm so delicious!
cassielsnow said…
As a kid any cupcake that had LOTS of frosting was my favorite :o)

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Jan said…
my favorite cupcakes as a child were my grandmothers chocolate with marshmallow frosting...YUM!

jansanderson@sisna.com
For some reason, I loved these cupcakes that had plastic clown heads stuck into them. I'd get a vanilla one with about 4 inches of blue frosting.
Jeannette said…
my grandma used to make vanilla cupcakes with strawberry glaze (with real chunks of strawberries in the glaze) with steusel topping. oh that takes me back!

flamegoddess65 (at) aol.com
my favorite cupcake was simple--white cake with chocolate icing!
Shreela said…
Doll cupcakes, where the cake was the doll's dress. I never got to eat one 8^(

But I did enjoy sprinkles on cupcakes: colored sugar (the bigger crystals are better), colored coconut, and the silver balls as accents.

shreela (at) gmail (dot) com
Anonymous said…
Anything completely covered in SPRINKLES!!!!! Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet- it didn't matter what flavor!

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mrs. q. said…
My fav? Dark chocolate with white vanilla icing and colored sprinkles. Whee!!!

Karen

kburrowsquinn at mac dot com
Coincidentally, my favorite cupcakes were confetti cupcakes (from the box)...topped with pink buttercream.
Angie said…
I love vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting as a kid, and I still do really. I'm just love vanilla. :)

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Cherry Chick said…
I'd have to say the yummy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing still remains my favorite to this day! Yum!
Jamie said…
I loved the chocolate vinegar cupcakes with ice cream frosting my father used to make us! Still love them to this day!

Jamie at jwick2531@hotmail.com
Mikki said…
I really did not have a lot of homemade or bakery bought cupcakes as a kid and would love to have done more baking with my mom. Well, today I do bake with my kiddoes and LOVE Confetti Cakes book. My favorite cupcake as a kid would have to have been store bought (not bakery) chocolate-cream filled cupcakes with white icing....MMMM good!! Glad as an adult I have grown to love baking and I am instilling it into my kiddoes too!! We LOVE cupcakes!!!

Mikki (miksadie@suddenlink.net)
Denise Medeiros said…
Vanilla Cupcake with Chocolate Icing and Sprinkles!

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Anonymous said…
Suzyfood said
My favorite cupcakes as a child were the vanilla with buttercream frosting with lots of pretty sprinkles.
SugarCrush said…
What I remember most is the super rich chocolate frosting, yum!

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Anonymous said…
I think it would be a chocolate one with a vanilla red frosting and some sprinkles. Mmm I can imagine it.
I follow your blog everyday Congratulations!!!
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Dorothy said…
As a child growing up in another country, I did not know much of cupcakes. Yes, we had cakes for birthday but not cupcakes.
Now that I have my own children, we bake cupcakes and our favorites are chocolate and banana. I have also taught my 10 yr old daughter how to make MMF (marshmallow fondant) from scratch and decorate cupcakes with it. This is a bonding time for us and what a joy it is to do it with her. I have been waiting for this book so that we can get new ideas to play with. Elisa's creations are work of art. She is marvelous.
Dorothy said…
i posted a comment and forgot to put my e-mail address
djavellana@gmail.com
from California
Chef Christine said…
Love Confetti Cakes & can't wait to read the book! My favorite from the first book was definitely the popcorn boxes. I'm looking forward to Elisa's amazing creativity targeted toward the younger folks!