MARDI GRAS Mask Cake | Man About Cake with Joshua John Russell

MARDI GRAS Mask Cake | Man About Cake with Joshua John Russell

No better time to go-big for a cake than Mardi Gras! ? ✨ ? ⚜️
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Easy Fleur de Lis Mold:

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About this show
Sink your teeth into current cake decorating trends! In the Man About Cake series, you’ll pick up incredible tips for creating modern masterpieces from cake designer Joshua John Russell. Each week, he decorates an original cake, shares his favorite recipes and gives pointers for designing like a pro.

About Joshua John Russell
Cake artist Joshua John Russell knows there’s more to a gorgeous cake than meets the eye — and he’s ready to share his secrets. He may be known for cracking jokes in the kitchen, but he’s serious about showing you how to build beautiful cakes. From towering tiers to delicate details, his smart tips and pulse on cake trends will have you inspired to try out these techniques in your own kitchen!

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40 Responses

  1. Ashy says:

    This looks beautiful!

  2. Nuhan Hidayat says:

    Do you guys hiring new staff? I’m a professional garbage cake eater

  3. Punderful Things says:

    When you put the fondant on the mold, it started looking like the mirror on the wall from snow white xD

  4. Barbie Barrios says:

    I love the Mask Cake Mardi Gras Style in Man About Cake and i love it, Joshua John Russell, First comment and thank you!! ???

  5. Krystle-Paints says:

    i LOVE THIS ONE.. so many cool things happening and i love the crackle technique

  6. Siriusly says:

    Come on JJR, give us some fandom cakes please! Harry Potter, LOTR, Doctor Who; they sound like they’ve been done before but JJR always comes up with never before done pieces of art and I’d love to watch his interpretations of the fandoms.

    • Stacy Phillips says:


    • Missix says:

      There might be rights or trademark issues that stop him from doing many fandom cakes. Even the GoT inspired one was intentionally labelled (*NOT) Game of Thrones Dragon Cake.

    • Siriusly says:

      Missix yeah I thought of that too.. maybe he can pull something like that again though? Not use the trademark name and use his own renditions of objects from the fandoms? It’ll be a nice challenge for him, and infinitely entertaining for us

    • Missix says:

      He might be able to pull off a Harry Potter or a LOTR cake like that, since there are aesthetics in those fandoms that are kind of universally fantasy? But idk how he’d manage to pull off a Doctor Who cake. Even the GoT one was a sort of generic dragon sword if you remove the inspiration material.

    • Siriusly says:

      Missix yes I agree the ones with alternate universes are the best source materials. Even the Hunger Games and Eragon are good

  7. courtney parrish says:

    Can you make an Black Panther cake

  8. kettie kett says:

    I’m growing
    Because I’m vegan ????

  9. Joanna U says:

    Omg…you guys are worth watching just for the laughs alone….you truly bring a smile to my face… 🙂

  10. Dutchy Pas says:

    Awesome cake once again! Really love the crackling effect, is there a way to do this without airbrush?

    Also a little bit of friendly feedback, you look a little orangy compared to your neck and arms, maybe use a different kind of make up or at least blend it in more with your neck? Really no offence intended and if you’re fine with it, then so am I, it’s just that I noticed and thought I would give some friendly feedback in case you didn’t notice it yourself and wanted to do something about it 😉

    Anyway 🙂 , great cake, I’m really hungry for garbage cake right now! Can’t wait till the next one!

  11. Metzli says:

    Why does he always cut the top of the top layer? It bugs me that then they’re not all the same size xD

  12. Fire Foxy says:

    Somebody explain this holiday to me i dont think we do it in Scotland

  13. Auntie's Cakery says:

    Cinnamon swirl?? Yum! I’ve GOT to try that on one of my cakes. Using a cosmetic sponge…brilliant! Great job, as always.

    • Toria Meske says:

      What I love about all your cakes is they look nice and I bet they are tasty. I like a good cake to frosting ratio, a lot of decoraters have just a little frosting and a bunch of nasty fondant. Keep up the good work!

  14. Wayne Artmann says:

    You need a new makeup ?‍? artist……looking a bit orange ?!

  15. easymanga31 says:

    “Now we’re gonna try to get them even.” Me every morning while doing my Eyeliner.

  16. Ruru Betchay says:

    My dream job now is to be a garbage cake eater…specifically Joshua john Russell’s garbage cake eater?

  17. Amanda Frankhouser says:

    You should do a cake for Chinese New Year. something like a 3 layered cake with a soup bowl and its pouring hot soup and noodles out from the top with a dragon spiraling up from the bottom.

  18. Einstein Wolfe says:

    Can you do a collaboration with How to cake it?

  19. airplainchild says:

    I haven’t been able to get the pop that bubble song out of my head since the last video.

  20. JoJo Bean says:

    3:41 had me cracking up!

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