In Netflix's 'Is It Cake?' Monika Stout is the artist who makes all the cakes. The contestants only prepare the cakes during the tournament's middle phase.
Netflix's Is It Cake? piques a lot of interest as a baking competition show with a title that is a question in and of itself. While viewing the new series, you may find yourself asking questions other than "Is that really a cake?"
You may find yourself salivating over all the realistic masterpieces, standing one inch away from your TV, and tearing up over the wholesomeness of the participants' bonds. On the other hand, many viewers have been wanting to know who actually makes the cakes. Well, we are here to help and discuss the inspiration for the show's premise, and how the famed cake wall works.
Is It Cake: Monika Stout Is the Artist Who Makes All the Cakes!
Monika Stout makes the cakes in Netflix's Is It Cake?
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Netflix's Is It Cake's culinary team is very talented and Monika Stout (@truly.scrumptious.cake) is the cake artist who makes their hero cakes. The shows candidates only prepare the cakes in the middle round of the tournament, which consists of three rounds.
And the best about this show is that the audience can participate. In the first and final rounds, they get to play the same game as the bakers. Then, in the middle rounds, while the bakers are attempting to mislead the judges, and host they get to play the same game as the judges.
In the show, Monika Stout oversaw an extraordinary crew of bakers and created the hero cakes for round one and the cash cakes for round two. They possessed what we referred to as the cake lab. It felt like a mad scientist's laboratory, where you'd go in and someone would be patiently carving a piggy bank or a shoe or something similar beside the real thing, experimenting with edible money and all sorts of things.
It was always very important to us that each cake be more than just a model made of culinary items, but that it actually be something edible. As a result, every cake produced on the show was edible. To get to the cake in some of them, you'd have to dig through a thick layer of modeling chocolate. In terms of what happened to the cakes that were not eaten by the judges? Swords, machetes, and razor-sharp blades were used to cut them up. As a result, they didn't have much else to do.
How Does the Netflix Is It Cake’s Cake Wall Work?
Netflix's Is It Cake's served a functional purpose in the cake wall that the more you stare at a display with one of the items being a cake, the easier it is to figure out which one it is. So, they wanted a device that would make an exciting unveiling and be a time where you could say, "Okay, now go." The cake wall came in handy for this. The cake wall is basically built on a turntable. They build up the displays behind the wall, flip the wall around, and then flip it away to replace it with a new display. That's the theory, anyway.
Is It Cake? Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
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In reality, it had a few peculiarities. We needed cables that wrapped around the turntables to light it. As a result, you couldn't keep spinning it in the same way or the cables would shatter. So they had to rotate the wall back at key moments off-camera.
Another amusing aspect is that they would have Mikey Day (@mikeyfuntime) come around on the cake wall, but it actually begins with a shock, much like when a bus or subway car takes off. When the turntable starts, they have to hang on to something or things can become a little hairy. And when the turntable came around, they had to be really careful not to knock over the cakes or anything else.
It just became the show's trademark, a slightly antiquated game-show aspect. It was all part of the show's lighthearted, funny tone. It's a game show one minute and a food show the next.
People may not notice this, but they wanted to set it up so that when it's time to cook, the lighting conditions of the entire set change and it's more like what you'd expect to see in a culinary program, with white light, so the bakers could work. When it gets to the game-show part, the lighting changes and becomes more dramatic, making it much more difficult for anyone to discern which cakes are which.