5 shows like Is It Cake? to watch if you like Is It Cake?

Mikey Day, Is it cake?

netflix

Well, folks, it’s all downhill from here. Quality television reached its peak with Is it cake?, a Netflix reality show based on internet memes about realistic cakes. The premise is simple: the contestants try to trick the judges by baking cakes that look like regular old objects, and host Mikey Day asks the judges, “Is that cake?” To find out, he splits it with a knife. You know what I mean by the ultimate in entertainment? The new family series is already a hit on Netflix, but if you binge it and all the crumbs, what should you watch next?

We’ve put together a list of fun and high-energy shows featuring baking, cooking, and other skill contests that aren’t like any other in the genre. And yes, some star cakes! Take a look at our list and decide for yourself: Is it like Is it cake? (Note: Do not cut your TV with a knife.)

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Dismantled

Dismantled

Dismantled

Roku

In the spirit of cooking shows that are unlike any other cooking show you’ve seen before, Dismantled asks amateur chefs to compete by enjoying a blindfolded meal, then trying to recreate the dish based on taste alone. Oh also, the tasting happens when the food is literally blasted and thrown into their faces. Tituss Burgess hosts the series, which isn’t really interested in the process of preparing food – each episode is very short, there’s not enough time – but is interested in slow-motion reruns of a dinner party which splashes the competitors. A show like this could only debut on a risky streaming service, and it did on Quibi, the abbreviated mobile-only video streamer that died out spectacularly in 2020. Roku Channel the saved and ordered a second season which aired in 2021.

Nailed it!

Nicole Byer, nailed!

Nicole Byer, Nailed it!

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Want a baking show that doesn’t like to have fun? Go watch the serene and sweet (and good!) Great British Bake Off. Want a baking show where people don’t know what they’re doing and the prize money is shot from a money cannon? look Nailed it!. The series celebrates failures as baking noobs attempt to recreate an elegant and elaborate confection with spectacularly underwhelming results. It’s all fun, though, because the point of the series is simply to do your best and fail your hardest.

The curious creations of Christine McConnell

Christine McConnell, The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

Christine McConnell, The curious creations of Christine McConnell

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Anyone can make a plain, boring cake, but if you want more cakes (and other crafts) that look like other things, stop by Netflix’s quirky and charming series. The curious creations of Christine McConnell. McConnell looks straight out of a Tim Burton movie, a tall brunette with a gothic streak who loves to create and bake things perfect for a year-round Halloween, like a haunted house and mystery animal autopsy cakes . If that’s not enough, she is aided by puppets, including a roadkill raccoon and a mummified cat. The series only lasted one season, but it was a unique series that deserved much more because it was really good.

Cooking not possible

Cooking not possible

Cooking not possible

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Starting at the end of 2021, Cooking not possible Came right into the baking craze and needed a hook to stand out. The hook? Create sweets that can also do more than just sit there waiting to be eaten. For example, in episodes, bakers will create cakes that can float like boats, bake desserts that can be worn as fashion by models on a parade, or even make edible cars that can withstand a crash at 25 mph and protect a crash test dummy. it’s inside. Fortunately, each team is made up of a baker and an engineer. It’s definitely a show that wants you to play with your food. magic for humans‘ The hosts of Justin Willman.

Have cakes

Duff Goldman, got cakes

Duff Goldman, Have cakes

Food Network

The whole “Wait, is that a cake!?!?!?” the craze arguably hit the mainstream more than 10 years ago when Food Network’s Have cakes introduced us to Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes. The reality series followed the extraordinary cakes Goldman and his team baked for customers, including edible replicas of Radio City Music Hall, the Hubble Space Telescope and Hogwarts Castle. Although not a contest, he was still full of nervous energy as deadlines, meltdowns and transports all threatened Goldman’s creations. Sure, we all knew all he made was cake, but they were unlike any cake we’d seen before and you can still watch a knife go through them.

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Floyd N. Morlan