Jessica Harris

The Clean & Simple Collection: Playful Techniques

Jessica Harris
  • In-depth Instruction; over 182 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Meet cake designer Jessica Harris as she highlights the innovative techniques you'll learn for crafting fun, realistic textures from fondant, gum paste and modeling chocolate. Then get started creating everything from realistic animal prints and rustic wood finishes to wispy feathers and modern woven textures!
Discover the secret to achieving gorgeous animal prints that will be the talk of the party. Jessica shares her simple techniques -- including her signature waxed-paper transfer method -- for creating realistic-looking cowhide patterns, as well as exotic giraffe, zebra, leopard and jaguar prints.
Decorate your cakes with playful embellishments partygoers will adore! Practice making delicate feathers from wafer paper and gum paste -- and a colorful peacock feather variation with edible images. Next, get step-by-step instruction on creating translucent gelatin butterfly or fairy wings, a lovely accent for any cake.
Create striking scale patterns that resemble a shimmery rainbow trout, metallic mermaid and fantastical dragon. Jessica walks you through each step of the process, from forming a variety of scale shapes with easily accessible tools to creating a multicolored gradated effect -- no airbrush required!
Learn Jessica's signature methods for handcrafting true-to-life wood finishes. Starting with whitewashed wood, you'll see how easy it is to replicate this charming, rustic effect -- without painting! Then practice hand modeling a gnarled tree stump that will add a wow-factor to any event.
Elevate your skill set with a variety of intricate woven embellishments. First, discover Jessica's tips and tricks for coloring and shaping fondant into lovely herringbone basket weave patterns. Finish by learning simple methods for creating freestanding baskets and a charming knitted effect.
Want to add a Western flair to your designs? Jessica shows you how with her tried-and-true techniques for recreating tooled and worn leather. Then, find out the secret to achieving a classic denim texture complete with seams. You'll also discover Jessica's favorite tool for making cowgirl lace in minutes!
Transform your cakes with urban-inspired textures ranging from metal and brick to stone tiles and cobblestone. As Jessica guides you through each step of the process, you'll learn how to create fun corrugated metal panels, as well as custom-sized bricks and handcrafted stone tiles that don't require a mold.
 
 
8 Lessons
3  hrs 2  mins

Easily achieve 30 amazing effects with step-by-step guidance from cake decorator Jessica Harris. Start class by learning how to paint fondant, so you can create incredible animal prints: cowhide, zebra, giraffe, leopard, and jaguar! You’ll also discover inlay techniques that will help you do the same. Next, get innovative as you make beautiful wafer-paper feathers and delicate gelatin wings. Learn Jessica’s techniques for creating metallic mermaid scales and more that are nothing short of magic. Then, tap into trendy rustic finishes as you bring whitewashed wood, tree stump, and fir bark effects to life. Discover three-dimensional woven and knitted textures perfect for surface designs and super-cute toppers. You’ll even learn to create Western-inspired textures sure to amaze any cowboy or cowgirl, and chic modern textures that capture the city.

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 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!

Jessica Harris

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