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with Jessica Harris
Online Class

The Clean & Simple Collection: Elegant Techniques

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h46m

Included in this Class

1. Class Introduction

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

2. Tailored Textures

Elevate any cake with Jessica's sophisticated and tailored ruffles and pleats. Discover the secrets behind these fabric-inspired textures -- including box pleats and zigzag pleats -- and see how they change with a simple turn of the hand.

3. Romantic Effects

3. Romantic Effects

Learn how to create frilly and charming adornments with Jessica's help. You'll start with a soft vertical ruffle that has dragée accents and then move on to diagonal ruffles and an opulent bas-relief texture made from a simple mold.