Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell is a chef and cake designer from Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts, Joshua continued his studies interning for the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. He then moved to Atlanta, GA where he worked as a pastry chef and cake designer. Joshua’s culinary work has been featured in books (including Decadent Details), magazines (Atlanta Magazine, Life and Style, Cake Central and Jezebel), and styled in add campaigns for Sweetex and Carvel.
In 2009 Joshua was the cake designer for the movie Life As We Know It (Warner Bros.) where he created the cakes and cupcakes for the movie. His love and passion for the craft was noticed by Food Network when Joshua was asked to be apart of the series Food Network Challenge. Beginning with his first appearance in 2007, Joshua has competed on 15 episodes, winning five. His popularity grew to a fan base that landed him his greatest opportunity yet.
Joshua was chosen as one of the eight cake designers to compete on Last Cake Standing (Food Network) in a six episode series. A grueling winner takes all battle, Last Cake pushed Joshua into the finale to compete as one of the final three. Joshua splits his time between work, teaching, home, and his blog (The Fashion Caker).