You will remember TikToks, memes, YouTube videos. They all asked the same question, ultimately quite boring: is it piece of cake? Most of the time, TV series inspire memes, but Netflix just released the trailer for a series — coming to the service March 18 — born out of memedom. Is it cake? is like an even more particularly meme-ified version of The great British pastry fair, where this time a celebrity jury must guess whether an everyday object is, in fact, a hyper-realistic cake. This could be a purse… or it could be a cake! This could be a bag of goodies…or it could be a cake! This could be a sewing machine…or it could be– eh, you get the idea.
The show is hosted by Mikey daybest known for his work as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Livedelivering impressions of celebrities like steve bannon (dressed, of course, as the Grim Reaper), Travis Barkerand Elon Musk. How he manages to bake the cake from the crud, we guess we’ll find out soon. “I’ve entered many cake contests and always love to win,” a contestant says in the trailer. “What I’m doing is the weirdest thing in the world…there are people saving lives, and I’m making the cake look like other things.” Hey, you said it mate.
The series is set to air on March 18 and will run for eight forty-minute episodes. The chefs in the running are: Andrew Fuller, April Julian, Desiree Salaverria, Hemu Basu, Jonny Manganello, Justin Rasmussen-Ellen, Nina Charles, Sam Cadeand Steve Weiss. The show’s executive producers are Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Nan Strait, Dan Volpeand Andre Wallace.
Is it cake? premieres on Netflix on March 18. Check out the new trailer below:
And here is the official synopsis of Is it cake?:
“Skilled cake artists create mouth-watering replicas of handbags, sewing machines and more in a mind-blowing baking contest inspired by a popular meme and hosted by Mikey Day. Disappointment is the name of the game for bakers the world’s most talented people who will compete to create hyper-realistic cakes that look exactly like everyday objects – with money at stake. But are they good enough to fool a panel of celebrity judges… and you? You’ll wonder, “Is this real?” Or… is this piece of cake?”
Colin Firth and Olivia Colman also appear.
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