Ann Reardon

Youtube Cake & 100th video

youtube cake
This week is my 100th YouTube video! So to celebrate I have made a very chocolatey youtube cake that incorporates some of my favourite chocolate recipes and inventions from the past two years. If you have been following for a while now you should be able to recognise many of the creations and even have a go at making your own over-the-top chocolate youtube cake.

A huge thankyou to everyone from around the globe who has subscribed to the blog and YouTube … never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined millions of friends EVERY MONTH would be watching, learning and smiling along as I bake away in my little kitchen.

Many people tell me that they like ‘dropping by for a visit’ even if they never plan to cook anything, which I think is a lovely complement. But there’s also a growing army of culinary adventurers who love to bake along, enjoying both the eating and the kudos from admiring friends and family. So to celebrate YOU, my amazing subscribers, this week’s video also includes a selection of 100 photos sent in to my Facebook and blog featuring the wonderful desserts, decorations and cakes that you’ve been whipping up.

Recipes used to make this youtube cake:

My favourite chocolate cake
chocolate cremeux
chocolate ganache
crispy base
chocolate glacage glaze
chocolate feathers
chocolate spheres
chocolate butterflies
chocolate transfer sheets
chocolate roses
Bake your cakes in 20cm (7.87 inches) tin and split each cake into two layers. Make your crunchy base and place at the base of a lined 20cm (7.87 inches) round container, add a layer of cremeux followed by cake, then cremeux… Finish with a layer of ganache. Freeze overnight, remove from the container and glaze.
Add your chocolate decorations.

For the YouTube logo
chocolate youtube  cake
100g (3.53 ounces) white chocolate
50g (1.76 ounces) Dark chocolate
50g (1.76 ounces) Red fondant

To make the youtube logo cut the letters out of plastic or thick acetate. Place on a sheet of nonstick baking paper or aluminium foil and spread a layer of chocolate over the top. Allow to firm just slightly and then remove the stencil leaving the letters on the foil. Allow to set.
Cut the red shape out of fondant then spread tempered white chocolate around the red. Allow to firm slightly and add in the ‘YOU’ letters and trim the white chocolate to size. Add the ‘Tube’ letters onto the red fondant. Leave for the chocolate to set and the fondant to harden.
youtube cake slice

by Ann Reardon How To Cook That



I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy:

All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

14 Comments View Comments

  1. Hi ann your video was exellent. I want to know where did you find the chocolate slab? Could you tell me where I could find it online?

    • Hi Chaitanya, Ann made the slab using chocolate.

  2. Hi Ann, could you please send me the new videos you make? Thanks.

    • Hi Liana, The best way to regularly see the new videos is to subscribe.

  3. This cake is really quite indulgent! That slice in the last picture looks so good, you get cake and a macaroon on the back, yumm. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. 🙂

    • thankyou Jan 🙂

  4. U forgot to add macaroons chocolate swirls and chocolate rose in it so that I can see the things even though I’ve seen all ur videos I wanted to see this also so can u please add theses as well

    • hay an I love all of yore videos I am 9 and you are my roll model
      and you are so so asome!!!!!!!!!!!!;).

    • Hi Madison links added above 😀

  5. Ann plese make a anime cake not a cupcake cake.
    plese plese plese.?????

  6. I have watched all of your videos and I really love ALL of them. I so enjoy watching them and look forward to everything you make. Thank You so much for all the videos and recipes. I truly LOVE them!

    • Awesome thanks Vanessa

  7. Congrats Ann! I love everything on this cake! Thanks for including my work in your video. I was like….hahaha i made that…oh and that…! ^^

    • Hi Andria, well done on making beautiful things and thanks for uploading them 😀

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