Netflix show Is It Cake? is a sweet treat in the fake news era

Cake and conspiracy are hardly the same thing, right? An art historian delves into the world of visual deception.

Maggie Cao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I doubt that even Netflix expected Is It Cake? to be such a hit.

The premise, if you haven’t already binged the TV series, involves professional bakers trying to fool judges by creating cakes that don’t look like dessert but instead appear to be everyday commodities – purses, toys, fast food.

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