Parents' Guide to

Is It Cake?

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Absurdly entertaining bake-off with language and promotion.

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age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Amazing show for all ages

Absolutely loved this show and would watch a million more seasons. The ending made me cry and feel so much joy. The amount of talent and entertainment is unlike any cooking or baking show I've seen. The host is absolutely hilarious and I was laughing and smiling the entire time. Please please continue this series. Light swearing for any of those with little ones. Nothing bad by any means.
age 7+

Great show all round, almost nothing to worry about, except host visibly cutting off own "cake" hand in series 2 intro

*Read on for minor content warning. My kids and I all love this program, it's hard to walk away from when supposed to be doing something else. Just one negative on the scariness/violence category; at the start of the second series Is it cake too? the presenter asks if he is cake, then cuts off his own hand - yes it's cake! It's an obvious blueberry inside, and returns to him with it when he then eats a finger from it. It's the sort of thing slightly older kids are going to find "ew! Funny" rather than scary, but I didn't even think to come and look for the detailed ratings for this until after seeing this. If your child is younger than 7/8, or is especially sensitive, neuroatypical etc as my older ones are then you may have an issue with that scene you'd prefer to be prepared for.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (11 ):

This show combines elements of other popular game shows: a silly competition set-up like Floor Is Lava, the fun of guessing along with the judges a la The Masked Singer, and, of course, amazing cakes. On its face, the concept of Is it Cake? is truly absurd: Can judges (and the viewer at home) guess which object is made of cake and which is a real object? It seems impossible to build an entire show around this conceit, but somehow the result is a delightful change of pace. Host Mikey Day has an over-the-top weird persona, staring directly into the camera with enormous eyes, yelling at the judges, and using giant swords to cut cakes. The contestants are similarly colorful and will appeal to kids with their vibrant personalities. In the end, the success of the show revolves around the fact that the bakers are wildly good at making cakes that look like real objects. Kids and grown-ups will love putting their fakery detection to the test to see if they can figure out...is it cake?

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