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with Richard Ruskell
Online Class

Topsy-Turvy Cake Construction

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 2h12m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet Richard Ruskell, winner of Last Cake Standing and an expert in cakes that lean, sprawl and move!

2. Materials

2. Materials

Richard discusses the supplies you'll use in this class.

3. Engineering

3. Engineering

Sketch out your cake design and learn how to add structural support. Take into consideration the type of cake and fillings you use; their consistencies will affect your final outcome.