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When you're decorating a cake with the works — we're talking gum paste, edible sequins, sugar flowers, appliqués — you need something to make all those ornaments come together. You need something with magical powers. You need ... edible glue.
Erin Gardner
To celebrate a delicious two years of Man About Cake (can you believe it?!), we took a little walk down memory lane. Check out all the memories, bloopers and never-before-seen footage.
You've been asking (and asking and asking), and it's FINALLY here: FRANK THE TANK! And this is no ordinary cake, it's BRANDON's GROOM'S CAKE! In the next episode we'll be making Brandon's wedding cake, and we may or may not be revealing one of the guys' faces!
JJR makes the MOST DECADENT hazelnut-banana-chocolate cake for his coworkers this week to celebrate the BIG launch of Bluprint, a creative destination for makers, seekers and doers. Formerly known as Craftsy Unlimited, Bluprint is where you can find instruction from world-class creative experts (including Joshua John Russell!), guidance at all skill levels and learning that fits your schedule, whether you have two minutes or two hours!
Joshua is a HUGE Florence + The Machine fan, and before he heads to her concert later this month, he's whipping up a sweet hand-lettered homage celebrating her new album, High as Hope. To get some help with the hand-lettering, he's consulting with his pal Adam Vicarel, a Denver-based designer who teaches the online class "Hand-Lettering for Beginners," available exclusively on Bluprint.
This isn't just any wedding cake. .. it's Brandon's! See JJR create gum paste aspen leaves and carve tree bark texture in fondant for Brandon's Colorado wedding.
National Pepperoni Pizza Day is Sept. 20th, and JJR has accepted a challenge from his cake bestie Ashley Holt of Sugar Monster Sweets to create a cake to celebrate. Watch the Cake Slayer whip up a pepperoni pizza wedding cake complete with a pizza slice bride and groom that are (almost) too cute to eat.
We're celebrating Man About Cake's second birthday!
It's Throwback Week on Man About Cake, as JJR creates a retro wedding cake complete with a light-up fountain, stairs and even a plastic bridal party. But this old school creation has a new school twist: it's vegan! That's right, Joshua retrofits his popular carrot cake recipe to make it vegan, and whips up a vegan cream cheese frosting as well. You can get the recipes, and others including gluten-free cookie cake, dairy-free cheesecake, and chemical-free rainbow cake in his new online class "Baking Swaps," where you'll learn all about baking cakes that fit your lifestyle and taste good!
As incredible as this colorful melted cone cake looks, it TASTES even better! Joshua whips up the most mouth-watering banana split sundae cake inspired by his recent visit to the Museum of Ice Cream, and the innovative artwork of Peruvian artist Abel Bentin.
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