Cake or Fake?

Cake or Fake?

Kayla Hayes, Reporter

Whenever I have free time, I usually spend it watching movies while working on homework or my own projects. I turn to a lot of different types of television to make sure I’m occupied and distracted, while also getting my work done. I watch Netflix along with other streaming services as much as possible in my free time. Netflix is known for old, new, and its own films that are watched frequently. A lot of the Netflix Originals that I have watched are very interesting and tend to be very eye-catching films. 

I have come across a show called “Is It Cake?” that is about nine bakers who compete to make a cake that is as realistic as the real thing. Just like a lot of other baking shows, it gives a total of a $50,000 cash prize if bakers make it through all the challenges. First round is where all the bakers are all tasked with identifying which of six items is the cake and the three bakers who find it first get to compete for a $10,000 prize to keep. The whole point of the show is for bakers to make a cake that is as realistic as possible to fool the judges to determine who moves on in the rounds. Whoever wins the first round moves on to the next and gets to choose two different bakers to compete against. The show includes different categories, such as clothes, fast food, toys, or anything you can think of. 

Because I enjoy baking in my free time and absolutely love watching baking shows, I loved the show after just watching the first episode. The idea of making a cake that looks like a real life object is incredibly cool to me and having the question “Is it or is it not cake?” going through my head is entertaining. Watching bakers work with difficult challenges and still manage to trick the judges is very satisfying to me personally because of the amount of thought and little details put into the cakes that make it look realistic. I would recommend this show to anyone who likes baking or enjoys watching baking shows. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who isn’t very interested in baking or slow-paced shows because it does take a lot of time and patience to get to the end.

I give this show 4.5/ 5 stars because I do love the show with baking and a competition aspect, but it is around 40 minutes long, which makes it a little boring at times.