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Man About Cake Is Here! First Up, A Floral Wreath Cake

If you love cake and haven’t heard of Man About Cake, then listen up!

In this all-new YouTube series, cake designer Joshua John Russell picks a new trend each week and creates an original cake from scratch. Along the way, he shares his delicious recipes and gives pointers for designing like a pro!

Man About Cake with Joshua John Russell 

In episode 1, Joshua takes on a decadent floral wreath cake. With so many gooey layers of chocolate, it’s no wonder the entire crew wanted a slice after it was complete!

Joshua kicks off his gold-dusted, chocolate cake by layering, crumb coating and stacking three tiers. Each layer is filled with a trifecta of chocolate (cake, buttercream and ganache recipes included).

Extreme chocolate close-up:

Chocolate Cake Layer With Chocolate Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache

After asking the crew for his very own hype man, Joshua gets serious about creating the perfect modeling chocolate layer. His mantra: #nobubbles.

Carving modeling chocolate to make a tree trunk cake

Minor chocolate surgery required. That magical tree trunk finish is worth it!

Next up: the piece du resistance! The floral wreath is actually constructed and attached to the cake in stages. In the video, you’ll learn how to make lifelike sugar roses and leaves in a snap, with tips on wrapping and shaping your floral wreath.

Creating a sugar flower wreath on a cake

Florist in a previous life?

What do you think? We love how the airy wreath perfectly balances the rustic finish of the cake.

Floral Wreath Cake from Man About Cake

Decorate your own floral wreath cake — then share the goods using #ManAboutCake!

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2 Comments

Rainee

GREAT episode! Can’t wait to try all the techniques you demonstrated. From modeling chocolate, painting the glaze and then dusting with gold dust. It looks amazing.

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Melanie Kenefsky

what does the chocolate drizzle consist of and which modeling chocolate recipe do you use? Jessica Harris??…oh btw,,I have all your craftsy classes and am addicted to listening to you talk..you have such a cute sense of humor. All so on a personal side..I have a beautiful daughter I would love to introduce you to if your ever in So Calif…lol

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