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The Clean & Simple Collection: Elegant Techniques

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Create graceful, modern cakes that complement any event and anyone's taste! Mix and match more than 20 simple yet sophisticated techniques.

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What You Get

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

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
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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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Class Introduction
Meet Jessica Harris, cake designer extraordinaire and your guide to elegant cake decorating techniques! In this first lesson, Jessica introduces you to all of the various designs you'll learn how to make with simple tools.
2. Tailored Textures
3. Romantic Effects
4. Gathered Textures
5. 3-D Textiles
6. Wafer-Paper Textures
7. Artistic Effects
8. Urban Loft Finishes

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,, 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 Cake Central 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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