1h 13min beginner

Welcome to Man About Cake, a weekly YouTube show full of laughs… and tiers. Kick it with our Caked Crusader, Joshua John Russell.

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Release the Choctopus
1. Episode: Release the Choctopus
12min

What do you call an octopus made of modeling chocolate? A choctopus, silly! Well, that or "Joshua's signature design." He's here to break it down with a cake that both crustaceans and critics are giving eight tentacles up.

Americana Cake
2. Episode: Americana Cake
7min

How do you celebrate America? In red, white and buttercream! JJR's got just the cake, complete with a blue- and red-velvet interior, retro Americana design and, you guessed it, even a touch of pyrotechnics. Save a slice for Lady Liberty.

Pop (T)art Cake
3. Episode: Pop (T)art Cake
6min

What happens when pop tart meets pop art? A Man About Cake episode, naturally. Tune in as JJR creates a pop-art inspired cake full on fun 3-D effects and, yes, crushed pop tarts between layers of jam filling. (We swear we didn't raid a college pantry to make this thing.)

Not Game of Thrones Cake
4. Episode: Not Game of Thrones Cake
10min

This is definitely not a cake about that one show. You know, that show with the dragons... and all the winter? That one everyone seems to be into? Nope, definitely not a cake inspired by that. (But just between us, if you're into that show, you should probably tune in.)

Henna Cake
5. Episode: Henna Cake
9min

Laverne had Shirley. Butch Cassidy had the Sundance Kid. Let's face it, it's pretty great having a partner in crime, but it's even sweeter when it's Amber from SweetAmbs Cookies! Tune in as Joshua tats up the henna cake, Amber's makin' cookies to match.

Cherry Buttercream Cake
6. Episode: Cherry Buttercream Cake
9min

Ever wanted to wrap your cakes in retro fabric? Yeah, neither have we. But this retro cherry design that's inspired by fabric… that's a whole different story. Look out world, JJR's kickin' it old school (right in the cherries).

Couture Fashion Cake
7. Episode: Couture Fashion Cake
10min

Wild things happen when steampunk squares off with the world of couture… like Alexander-McQueen-inspired cakes with sculpted brass-knuckle toppers. Yeah, we went there; join us.

Beach Wedding (Oyster) Cake
8. Episode: Beach Wedding (Oyster) Cake
10min

The perfect wedding cake can be a real beach. But our resident cake slayer has you covered with a sweet beach-themed wedding cake, including a crazy-cool technique for making modeling-chocolate oysters. Give it a try! The world is your, well… you know the rest.

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