Save 56%
Retail Price $44.99
Add to Cart Buy as a gift
For $19.99 you get:
  • 9 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials that include templates and design ideas
  • More than 4 hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Jessica in our virtual classroom


Cake Decorating
  Closed Captioned
The Craftsy guarantee
  • Watch classes on your own schedule: wherever, whenever you want.
  • Your access never expires.
  • 100% money back guarantee.
Already enrolled?
Photo of Jessica Harris

Clean & Simple Birthday Cakes

with Jessica Harris
Make birthday cakes that star in memories long after the last slice is gone. Create three fun cake designs with the waxed-paper transfer method and Jessica’s no-carve sculpting techniques.

Join cake designer Jessica Harris to learn inventive, transferable techniques as you make three imaginative birthday cakes. Discover how Jessica uses rice cereal treats to easily sculpt impressive cake structures. Create the Big Top Circus Cake, complete with stripes, curtains, train cars carrying adorable animals, flagpoles and bunting. Take a spin through Jessica's Carousel Cake: add a border with the waxed-paper transfer method, and bring the carousel to life with cute horses. Construct the Hot Air Balloon cake featuring a beautiful ombré wave pattern and finishing details like sailboats, clouds and airplanes. Plus, find out how to use cutters, molds and approachable hand-painting techniques to create fabulous custom lettering. Decorate birthday cakes that are the talk of the party — and among the parents!

See all lesson detail

Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Overview & Getting Started

  • Meet your instructor, cake designer Jessica Harris, as she spotlights the three cakes you will make in this class. Then start decorating as you emboss fondant for your cake board and learn all about lettering and edible paper.


Lesson 2. Sculpting with Rice Cereal Treats


Lesson 3. Big Top Circus Cake: Foundations


Lesson 4. Big Top Circus Cake: Finishing


Lesson 5. Carousel Cake: Foundations


Lesson 6. Carousel Cake: Finishing


Lesson 7. Hot Air Balloon Cake: Foundations


Lesson 8. Hot Air Balloon Cake: Finishing


Lesson 9. Bonus Lesson: Customizing Your Templates

"I have purchased all three of Jessica's classes and am SO glad I did. Jessica is a natural-born teacher, with a personality and spirit that draws you in. I found myself watching as if watching a good movie, happy every time she said the words; "In our next lesson..." because I didn't want them to be over! She goes into detail, showing clearly all the way what she is doing, and throws in tips along the way that are unique to her. I loved it and will purchase any class she ever offers!"
avatar - joyouspen3368656

5000+ students have enrolled in this class

Recently Enrolled

  • SusieqMartin
  • Pia Morpurgo
  • melisaisela
  • Vies kitchen
  • LoveWhatIdo
  • sara_zhen11477097
  • Patsymae54
  • nopro
  • Wennuan Jiang
View all class projects »

Student projects