#CakeSlayer Halloween: GOTHIC WEDDING CAKE | Man About Cake with Joshua John Russell

  • Published on Oct 17, 2017
  • Joshua tries to take inspiration from gothic architecture - but all the crew can think of is Marilyn Manson 😂 All episode links below! 👇
    EPISODE BONUS: Watch how Joshua makes his ALL-NATURAL black buttercream & get the recipe- craftsy.me/2hLaEtk
    (Survey closed - thanks a million for your responses!)
    Watch Sonja McLean's gorgeous black cake lace tutorial --- craftsy.me/2ym63bo
    Border mold here --- craftsy.me/2ztqlh3
    Gothic wedding cake recipe here -- craftsy.me/2gK2IJa
    More Halloween cake-spiration here --- craftsy.me/2hLzskT
    EPISODE BONUS: Watch how to make gold mirror glaze --- craftsy.me/2nwg8yu
    Get the NEW coffee sponge cake recipe --- craftsy.me/2iUCdFa
    Get the NEW peppermint chocolate ganache recipe --- craftsy.me/2ntnR03
    Get Joshua's vanilla buttercream recipe --- craftsy.me/2A39WUv
    Shop supplies from this episode --- craftsy.me/2nwg8yu
    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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  • Man About Cake
    Man About Cake  Year ago +320

    Thanks for the love, guys! All episode links below! 👇
    EPISODE BONUS: How to make ALL-NATURAL black buttercream & get the recipe- craftsy.me/2hLaEtk
    Take the SURVEY to inform future episodes of Man About Cake --- www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3883562...
    Watch Sonja McLean's black cake lace tutorial --- craftsy.me/2ym63bo
    Chocolate cake recipe - craftsy.me/2gK2IJa
    Border mold - craftsy.me/2ztqlh3
    Check out the rose swag mold - katysuedesigns.com/cake-decor...

    • Veronica Rossi
      Veronica Rossi 4 months ago

      It's more a baroque or rococo style than Gothic.

    • julie slowgrove
      julie slowgrove 8 months ago

      do you have a cake book on the market...and I love your cakes

    • slitherin potterhead
      slitherin potterhead 8 months ago

      Please do a vidio with rosanna pansino i have already asked her on her channel PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU your the best 👍👊

    • Erin Mayes
      Erin Mayes 9 months ago

      Man About Cake this here video was posted on my birthday

    • Harshika Sidar
      Harshika Sidar 9 months ago

      U look cute 😝

  • Tina Poff
    Tina Poff 4 days ago

    You make such beautiful cakes. I was wondering how long it takes you from start to finish on them?

  • Michelle MonDragon
    Michelle MonDragon 6 days ago

    Ok this is my wedding cake!!!!

  • Vickie Fowler
    Vickie Fowler 8 days ago

    I just adore your videos. All the banter makes me smile! And the cakes are beautiful, too!!

  • Cheyanne Maddox
    Cheyanne Maddox 10 days ago

    You should actually do a Marilyn Manson cake!!

  • MrWalaosienz
    MrWalaosienz 15 days ago

    Love the hoodie so so much!!!!!! Where can get it?

  • Aishath Anaa Boolaag
    Aishath Anaa Boolaag 19 days ago

    You are so freaking talented, I’m absolutely mind-blown! I’ve always been really interested in the art of caking, never really been round to it, this is my latest obsession! Thank you!💖💖

  • Bella Yap
    Bella Yap 22 days ago

    Its loading and suddenly "WHATS UP GUYS..."

  • Mark Allison
    Mark Allison 23 days ago

    Are you in love with a girl

  • Mark Allison
    Mark Allison 23 days ago

    Are you in gade

  • shay park
    shay park Month ago

    You guys crack me up every time I watch y’all. So glad I found this channel

  • Secretive Socialite
    Secretive Socialite Month ago +1

    The cake looks beautiful!!

  • Lol Jk
    Lol Jk Month ago

    Gothic is awesome fyi

  • lucy watson
    lucy watson Month ago

    I thought he meant that too (Goth-Gothic) as it was black ... and Halloween ... nice cake tho very baroque!

  • Orlando Jones
    Orlando Jones Month ago

    Your nails are gross!

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Make more baroque cakes ◇o◇

  • Lisa Jennehoagland
    Lisa Jennehoagland Month ago

    Gorgeousness!!! I recall watching you on the food channel cake challenges!!! You were awesome then and twice as good 10 + years later!!! Glad I found you!!! Love watching!!! Lisa

  • Judith B
    Judith B Month ago

    black cake, black buttercream, black cocoa, black fondant with black paper airbrushed black.... BUBBLE TEA STRAWS! :'D

  • Judith B
    Judith B Month ago

    I'm binging from season 1 upwards. In the beginning, you seemed to favour powdered sugar for rolling fondant, but lately, you use corn starch in all your videos. What changed your mind?

  • Gloria Canales
    Gloria Canales Month ago


  • Bibi C
    Bibi C Month ago

    9:48 Just look at the comparison between the "gold" fondant and the real gold 😂

  • Bibi C
    Bibi C Month ago

    That "gold" buttercream is really just orange man 😂

  • Allegra Michelle
    Allegra Michelle Month ago

    "I don't wear mascara at all... only on Tuesdays..."
    Joshua is literally the male manifestation of me XD

  • Preeti More
    Preeti More 2 months ago

    Pack Varun Dhawan & send me in a Halloween cake

  • Fre sh A voca do
    Fre sh A voca do 2 months ago

    Slaps fondant.. who’s ur daddy

  • Melissa Ivy
    Melissa Ivy 2 months ago +1

    I want this cake for my wedding!!!!!!!!💖 or divorce party 😁😎

  • Helen S.
    Helen S. 2 months ago

    Hi there! I have been following you since you were on FoodNetwork with your friend Jason i was wondering how Jason is nowadays and are u still in touch with him? I rarely watch Food network so I'm not sure if they still have cake shows.

  • Komal Arora
    Komal Arora 2 months ago

    Made it turned a little different than yurs

  • Sama Dadash
    Sama Dadash 2 months ago

    Josh is not gothic

  • Lucy Ellingworth
    Lucy Ellingworth 2 months ago

    I love how you are making a gofic cake and you are wearing a t-shirt with a smiling donut with a party hat and cake like lol for days😋🤣🤩🍰🎂🍩

    THAT'S ME BITCH 3 months ago

    How do you even cut the cake?

  • Tina Bahena
    Tina Bahena 3 months ago

    I have a fear of a lot of holes and also too many bumps 😮

  • Itz_A_Gaming_Girl
    Itz_A_Gaming_Girl 3 months ago

    Hey Joshua,
    I really like your videos and I try and do what you do at home, but my mum is there, to make sure I don't make a mess!
    I have a question for you that I was just wondering about
    When you cut a layer of cake in half. How do you make sure it is straight?
    Thanks Maya

  • Praxton-de-Nouveau
    Praxton-de-Nouveau 3 months ago

    This one is my favorite! The cake and interaction are fantastic. Especially the realization that Gothic and goth were not the same thing.

  • Riliane Lucifen D’autriche

    I like how in the beginning he said he wasn’t goth but in the end he said he was goth

  • In The Light Of K
    In The Light Of K 3 months ago

    This is super majestic and the all black inside is seamlessly beautiful

  • Zarra Saphire
    Zarra Saphire 3 months ago

    Josh what amazing cake that you just decorate

  • Zarra Saphire
    Zarra Saphire 3 months ago

    Wow Jish i cant believe that you just bake a cake ?

  • Vinod Mathews
    Vinod Mathews 3 months ago

    Ur r really creative 👍

  • Massador
    Massador 3 months ago

    You should be at 1 million subscribers by now

  • Tamara Alves
    Tamara Alves 3 months ago

    Looks like tasty 😍

  • abby jesse
    abby jesse 4 months ago

    does adding snow make the colour of the fondant lighter

  • Nawal Mansour
    Nawal Mansour 4 months ago

    روعه. ♥

  • The English Tongue
    The English Tongue 4 months ago +1

    Please, clean under your fingernails. Very off-putting.

  • Daniela Dani
    Daniela Dani 4 months ago

    Dont recon why this video about cake has a dislike button! Cause obviously 610 have issues with cake xD..lol
    Not much of Gothic person but this one looks pretty awesome and i bet delicious too !

  • Abel Babel
    Abel Babel 4 months ago

    That's not gothic, that's baroque! Very pretty!

  • Lydia Bjg
    Lydia Bjg 4 months ago

    Oh wow I just subscribed. Love it!

  • Yannick Recanatini
    Yannick Recanatini 4 months ago

    Looks more like a black rococo cake

  • I0Fps_LSD
    I0Fps_LSD 4 months ago

    How eats the cake?

  • liff chik
    liff chik 4 months ago

    I would have a wedding just for this cake

  • Jenn H-Whelan
    Jenn H-Whelan 4 months ago

    "You're so goth!"
    Gorgeous cake! I will be making something similar for my wedding. 🖤

  • Alx
    Alx 4 months ago

    Ay que payasa!

  • Mekhiis Harris
    Mekhiis Harris 4 months ago

    Can you make a computer cake

  • agent 47
    agent 47 4 months ago

    weeeeeddding caaaakkkeee !!!

  • Hansanie Dissanayake
    Hansanie Dissanayake 4 months ago

    I have two theree questions , 1. U piped orange color paterns on cake ,is it Royal icing or butter icing ?? 2. Other paterns u colored by gold color. Is thst liquid or what??? Thank u. Hope your response

  • JaTori Maxwell
    JaTori Maxwell 4 months ago

    “On Instagram and Facth book”😂 4:01 he said Facebook like he has a lisp

  • Mandy Bishop
    Mandy Bishop 4 months ago

    Am I the only one who can’t get this cakes recipe on the link below it’s driving me crazy 🤪🤪😭

  • Desere Olson
    Desere Olson 4 months ago

    i had a gothic wedding cake. i was told the day before my wedding that i should change the colors of my cake because it would look tacky if they messed up. i flipped out but thankfully my cake turned out gorgeous. that was 7 years ago. this is lovely and makes me want to redo my whole wedding for our vow renewal next year.

  • Mickey Lovely
    Mickey Lovely 4 months ago


  • Dominic Ferolo
    Dominic Ferolo 4 months ago +1

    We need some JJR and Rosanna Pansino action

  • Matthew Mahar
    Matthew Mahar 4 months ago

    Youre amazing... How have I not seen you befor...

  • mitko duzlevski
    mitko duzlevski 4 months ago

    How do you make such a big cake

  • Michelle Korin
    Michelle Korin 4 months ago

    You should do more videos with ijustine

  • Ghizlane Ghizlane
    Ghizlane Ghizlane 4 months ago

    can you post on your channel the recipes of the cake and the cream please

  • Rodrigo Guardia
    Rodrigo Guardia 5 months ago

    Me encantaría saber la receta de ese cake

  • SpaghettiToaster
    SpaghettiToaster 5 months ago

    This cake looks beautiful! Why didn't you just airbrush the decorations with gold powder instead of painting them all by hand? That looks like a lot of work.

  • gabak
    gabak 5 months ago

    That is neiter goth nor gothic . It looks more baroque in color and ornament. Gothic was colorful everything was painted colorful in those days. But its beautiful no matter what

  • Jeevika Arora
    Jeevika Arora 5 months ago

    I m like a junior baker but want to be something like u in future.

  • Hedy Hartman
    Hedy Hartman 5 months ago

    is it just me or did the black buttercream look more brown

  • Abbi .riccofann
    Abbi .riccofann 5 months ago

    he said faithbook not facebook!!! lollollol

  • Jay Jay
    Jay Jay 5 months ago +1

    the Cure is great

  • Nayana primala
    Nayana primala 5 months ago

    This cake is so cool or like a ghotic cake if I'm not mistaken.

  • Tiawana Favors
    Tiawana Favors 5 months ago

    i am on my mother computer so...it was wonderful also we both love gold . bey man about cake

  • Maya Rao
    Maya Rao 5 months ago

    do you have a website that i can order acake from?

  • Daphne Vazquez
    Daphne Vazquez 5 months ago

    Yo te vi en mi programa favorito nailed it

    PAOLA GONZALEZ 6 months ago


  • Taylor Frisbie
    Taylor Frisbie 6 months ago

    Victorian area. 🌹

  • Gabriella Parker
    Gabriella Parker 6 months ago

    Dark. Very dark. I didn't realize there was such a thing as cocoa flour.

  • Channing Thompson
    Channing Thompson 6 months ago

    You should make a bloody zombie

  • Katelyn Krout
    Katelyn Krout 6 months ago

    What is that voice at 4:05?!??

  • Janson Minton
    Janson Minton 6 months ago


  • jade short
    jade short 6 months ago

    Hi Joshua.
    I’m Jade.
    I’m from Australia and I have an auto-immune disease called Coeliac.
    Was just wondering if you could maybe create a Gluten free cake for all the coeliac’s out there.
    American and Australian Coeliac standards are different. Here in Australia we are not able to eat Wheat, Barley, Rye as well as oats. But in America you can eat oats.
    Would love to have/try a Gluten free Coeliac Australia approved recipe!!
    Also do your recipes have measurements for the metric system for Australia, because I’m not sure about those measurements in Australia? 😂
    Lots of love, Jade xx ☺️
    Ps. This was the first vid I watch and I love it!! xx ☺️

  • Realty com
    Realty com 7 months ago


  • Tracy Andino
    Tracy Andino 7 months ago

    What are the straws for ?

  • Wolfythewolfandotherwolves Mcquain

    #cakeslayer #manaboutcake

  • Wolfythewolfandotherwolves Mcquain

    Noice slayer monster Halloween kind of thing a ma jig cake

  • perliurix1
    perliurix1 7 months ago

    Que aplicó para darle ese brillo al fondant??? 🤔

  • Lps Sammy
    Lps Sammy 7 months ago

    Have u ever made a cake and never ate it?

  • Circus 347
    Circus 347 7 months ago

    I’m Literally hard just by watching him paint the gold

  • McKenzie St.Peter
    McKenzie St.Peter 7 months ago +1

    I love looking at cake pictures

  • The Elora & Gaby Show
    The Elora & Gaby Show 7 months ago

    Why do you Call the cake HER?

  • Jholan Navarro
    Jholan Navarro 7 months ago

    So gorgeous 😍😍😍

  • Debbie Heddle
    Debbie Heddle 7 months ago

    Cake was gorgeous, but i think there were too many decorations on the on tier. For mor of a Gothic look, bat wings linked together wouldve given it a better feel. Maybe a bat on top too

  • Skyspiders
    Skyspiders 7 months ago

    "gothic" wedding cake - * insert Princess Bride clip - " that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
    Please review Dan Adam's A brief history of goths: ruclip.com/video/STOJftffOqs/video.html
    to learn more if you feel like doing so.
    This cake is not "gothic" in the historical sense, "gothic"in the architectural sense, "gothic" in the cultural sense - or any other way that I can think of.
    Did you call it "gothic" because you used a dark base color?
    is that all?
    A dark base color - is that seriously your ONLY reason for calling this cake "gothic"?
    I agree with projectSAYA - even the molds you used to make your fondant seem like you would have to search "baroque" to find them.
    Pretty cake - thanks for sharing your work,
    maybe think about your choice of a title a little more carefully though.
    I mean, if you care.
    Which, it doesn't seem like you do- so... thumbs down from me.

  • K G
    K G 7 months ago

    You shouldn't worry about the trypophobia in any future cakes you make. It's become a fad for people to claim they have it, especially around the time this video came out. Most people don't have the phobia at all, certain gory images of things with holes in them will make them uncomfortable but they rarely react the way someone who actually has trypophobia would. Just because something makes a person uncomfortable doesn't mean they have a phobia of it. People are dumb.

  • John N
    John N 7 months ago

    If you have a blocked nose, how do you tell if the cake is burnt?

  • Sushmita Singh
    Sushmita Singh 7 months ago

    Which spray did you use after putting all layers of fondant covered cakes?

    • Sushmita Singh
      Sushmita Singh 6 months ago

      @Man About Cake hey thanks.

    • Man About Cake
      Man About Cake  7 months ago

      It's called edible lacquer or shine spray. You can get it fro Chef Rubber or PME!

  • Tomislav Bišić-Pauletić

    That's baroque not gothic

  • 27Maggie J
    27Maggie J 7 months ago

    why do you need a crum coat and a final coa

  • CosmicCraze333
    CosmicCraze333 7 months ago

    I think you mean baroque. The style at least with the stencils and shapes. Wouldn’t it of been easier to paint the stencils first before applying them, and air brushing them all at once ?