Jessica Harris
Craftsy Instructor

The Pacific NW - USA

Jessica Harris is an interior designer turned self-taught cake designer. Her background in construction and design gave her the ability to develop innovative techniques for making cakes in an artistic, trendy and graphic style. Jessica's popular website,, documents her journey into the world of cake decorating. Her cakes have been featured in Cake Central magazine and on popular blogs such as Style Me Pretty, ... Read Full Bio »

Jessica's Craftsy Classes


The Clean & Simple Collection: Elegant Techniques

Easily create sensationally stylish fondant cake designs, wafer-paper embellishments, textured finishes and more with cake designer Jessica Harris. At the start of class, you'll find out how to add designer depth to your cakes with fashion-inspired pleats and draping. Next, discover romantic looks including gorgeous diagonal ruffles and beautiful bas-relief flowers. Take another page from modern design as you learn to create ruching, billows, gathering, looped textures, quilted appliqué and more. Then, use wafer paper to make exquisite frilled flowers and architectural ruffles. Expand your repertoire further with techniques for graphic pin-dot silhouettes, gorgeous chevrons and 3-D sugar collages. You'll even discover cosmopolitan cake design ideas as Jessica teaches you finishes inspired by chic urban lofts.

$29.99 $39.99


The Clean & Simple Collection: Playful Techniques

Easily achieve 30 amazing effects with step-by-step guidance from cake decorator Jessica Harris. Start class by learning how to paint fondant, so you can create incredible animal prints: cowhide, zebra, giraffe, leopard and jaguar! You’ll also discover inlay techniques that will help you do the same. Next, get innovative as you make beautiful wafer-paper feathers and delicate gelatin wings. Learn Jessica's techniques for creating metallic mermaid scales and more that are nothing short of magic. Then, tap into trendy rustic finishes as you bring whitewashed wood, tree stump and fir bark effects to life. Discover three-dimensional woven and knitted textures perfect for surface designs and super-cute toppers. You'll even learn to create Western-inspired textures sure to amaze any cowboy or cowgirl, and chic modern textures that capture the city.

$29.99 $39.99


Clean & Simple Birthday Cakes

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!

$29.99 $44.99


Simply Modern Cake Design

Create bold designs like honeycomb, scallops, metallic lace and more, with step-by-step guidance! Join Jessica Harris, cake designer and instructor of Clean and Simple Cake Design, and find out how to select the perfect color palettes for your cakes, craft seamless extended tiers for an incredibly elegant look and masterfully incorporate gold and silver metallics. Make beautiful lace with a cutting-edge method, discover the secrets to creating hidden designs that give your cakes depth and form four chic accent flowers – both edible wafer paper and gum paste varieties – to top off your cakes with fabulous style! Plus, enjoy the included templates – exclusive to Craftsy – for four contemporary cakes.

$24.99 $39.99


Clean & Simple Cake Design

Whether you’re a home hobbyist or a professional baker, Jessica Harris’ eye for elegant and smart design will wow you as she shares with you the art of the Clean & Simple Cake. Learn how to get smooth corners and razor-sharp edges on your fondant-covered cakes and then apply intricate, refined designs using Jessica’s easy waxed-paper transfer method. Use Jessica’s classic templates to add chevrons, stripes, scalloped bands and ruffles, flowers and chic bows — sure to elevate your next cake project into a polished masterpiece.

$19.99 $39.99

What's New

Hi friends!! I have special 50% off discounts for you!!! I have five classes and 50% discounts for ALL of them!! :) Let me explain what you'll learn in each class and give you the links below!! Clean & Simple Cake Design: *******This is my first class and foundational for learning how to create clean and sharp looking cakes with simplicity and perfection! We crumb coat and cover round and square cakes in fondant, we make marshmallow fondant and modeling chocolate and then I introduce you to the wax paper transfer method. Simply Modern Cake Design: *******This is my second class where I take you a little deeper in technique. I show you how to build/stack a tall/double height cake, make six flowers, introduce you to wafer paper and edible paper, silver leaf and lace. I also show you how to achieve smooth and beautiful metallic finishes on your cakes!! Clean & Simple Birthday Cakes: *******This is my third class where I teach you how to use rice crispy treats to "elevate" your cakes to new heights. I show you how to get your rice crispy treats super smooth for that final coat of ganache/fondant. I show you all sorts of ways to apply fonts and lettering to your cakes as well as ombre techniques, wood grain textures and more. It's jam packed and design to round out the skills you need to create amazing cakes!! *******My fourth and fifth classes are a set called "The Clean & Simple Collection: Playful Techniques" and "The Clean & Simple Collection: Elegant Techniques". I take the foundational information we covered in my first class, "Clean & Simple Cake Designs" and give you over 50 textures you can use on your cake projects. They are FULL classes!! - the biggest classes I've done to date! You can find the 50% off discounts for these classes on the side bar of my blog at Blessings!
Hi everyone! I have a NEW website!!! You can find me over on I have lots of tutorials, recipes and tips and tricks that you can find to help you in your cake journey. I also have a NEW pattern store here on Craftsy and on my website. I love to design cakes and have LOTS of templates you can use with the wax paper transfer method to quickly and easily apply any graphic on your cake. Check out the pattern store here or over there for more information!! Thanks for all your support and love!! I've SO enjoyed being apart of your lives! Jessica Harris

Jessica's Patterns

Petal Flower Cake Design - 3 Designs


Scales Like Tiles Cake Design- 3 Designs


Geometric Triangles - 3 Sized Designs

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Jessica's Projects

Metallic Mermaid Cake
Rustic Woven White Washed Wood Cake
LOOK at all the textures you'll learn!!
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Jessica's Blog