Richard Ruskell
Craftsy Instructor

Los Angeles, CA

Richard Ruskell's start in the culinary industry began with his first job: a waiter/short order cook. When his theatre career did not take off as planned, he turned back to food. Richard attended the French Culinary Institute in New York where he discovered his passion for pastries. He has become a huge name on Food Network, winning more challenges than anyone else. When not making cakes, Richard spends his time going to the theatre. Even then, ... Read Full Bio »

Richard's Craftsy Classes


Topsy-Turvy Cake Construction

Learn how to make Richard Ruskell's gravity-defying, multi-tiered cakes! Start with a sketch, review design considerations and do the math as Richard teaches you the engineering secrets behind these amazing cakes. Learn which types of cakes and fillings are ideal and then learn how to construct a support system, fix errors with simple tricks and much more. Richard will show you how to cover your tiers and separators in fondant, how to stack your cake and share his tips for transporting these jaw-dropping creations. 

$24.99 $39.99

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