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.
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.
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!
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.
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.