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with Jessica Harris
Online Class

Clean & Simple Birthday Cakes

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 4h8m

Included in this Class

1. Overview & Getting Started

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.

2. Sculpting with Rice Cereal Treats

2. Sculpting with Rice Cereal Treats

Create light but sturdy structures out of rice cereal treats as Jessica shows you how to make, mold and cover elements of each cake in ganache.

3. Big Top Circus Cake: Foundations

3. Big Top Circus Cake: Foundations

Cover your cereal-treat circus tent in modeling chocolate as Jessica shares her tips and tricks for attaching perfectly vertical stripes, as well as how to use her curtain template and how to make a custom template for the tent top's striped panels.