Online Class

Clean & Simple Birthday Cakes

$44.99

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jessica Harris
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Overview & Getting Started
34:09
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.
2. Sculpting with Rice Cereal Treats
46:57
3. Big Top Circus Cake: Foundations
31:44
4. Big Top Circus Cake: Finishing
26:31
5. Carousel Cake: Foundations
26:06
6. Carousel Cake: Finishing
19:37
7. Hot Air Balloon Cake: Foundations
27:43
8. Hot Air Balloon Cake: Finishing
21:09
9. Bonus Lesson: Customizing Your Templates
14:20

Taught by

Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris
A former interior designer and engineer, Jessica Harris is a self-taught cake artist who is fascinated by crisp lines and high-contrast designs. Jessica's eclectic background has led her to develop innovative techniques for making cakes that capture a modern graphic style. On her website, jessicaharriscakedesign.com, she chronicles her cake-decorating adventures through each cake she makes, and helps others create beautiful cakes for their families, friends and clients! With cakes featured in <i>Cake Central</i> magazine, and on popular blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Half Baked and more. Jessica is excited to share what she's learned and interact with you in her Craftsy classes!
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