Giant rose cake tutorial by Cake Style
Jon and Vanessa are not just partners in life, they're also partners in baking. The husband and wife started Cake Style, a popular, cake-centric YouTube channel back in November of 2012. The initial videos were more modest in style: how to cut layers in cakes, how to fill a cake with buttercream, etc. But as the page's popularity grew, the recipes became more involved and the designs more extravagant.
The channel has a whopping 300,000 subscribers and more than 29 million page views. The Australia-based couple make holiday-themed treats, pop culture cakes, and cookies of all kinds. Jon and Vanessa have two daughters, and it's clear that the whole family has a major sweet tooth.
In December of 2015, Cake Style shared a tutorial/recipe that has instantly become a fan favorite. The "Beautiful Rose Cake" tutorial video has been viewed over 2 million times, making it the most-viewed video on the channel.
It all starts with two round vanilla cakes. From there, there are a number of steps taken before the rose cake comes to completion. It's certainly a meticulous process, and one for people who really love baking, but the end result is just stunning. It almost looks too good to eat.
If you have an affinity for baking — and some free time on your hands — check out the recipe below and follow along. If you're just a casual fan, you still ought to give the video a spin to see the incredible process in action.