At the ceremony, the safe contestants get a prize and the most voted contestant is eliminated. The prizes in Cake at Stake are not always cake and are not always used to grant safety, with the prizes ranging from crackers to shovels.
In BFDIA, instead of commenting to vote, voters must rate separate videos (either with a like or dislike) tied to the contestants, the contestant with the most likes will be able to spin a wheel to get a prize, and the contestant with the most dislikes will get eliminated.
In BFB, the Cake at Stake system changed again. At the voting screen, there is a letter in a bracket that stands for another character. The letter in the bracket must be commented to vote between the 48 hours after the release date of each episode. In BFB, when a contestant is eliminated, they enter the EXIT.
However, in BFB 17, the viewers vote who they want to save from getting eliminated, and the person who gets the least votes goes to the BRB.
The intro has been changed a lot of times, varying from the simple saying of "Cake at Stake", to a "mini song" devoted to it.
Episode 2: Flower - Regular cake used: All players except one were thrown cake straight to their faces, and everyone except Tennis Ball, Golf Ball, and Flower received 0 votes.
Episode 3: Spongy - Key Lime Pie used: Most of the contestants criticized the choice of cake. Match requested a chocolate cake, and Firey said he loved chocolate. Pencil agreed with him and said she also likes ice cream cake. Bubble said ice cream cake was so delish.
Episode 4: Blocky - Ice Chunks used. Most of the contestants got hit by the ice. Match got hit by her cake, Pen and Eraser got sent away after getting hit by their cakes, Firey melted his cake into a puddle which caused the grass to grow when the puddle touched the ground, and supposedly Pencil got sent away like Pen and Eraser, although it was revealed that Match was just hallucinating.
Episode 5: Woody - Ice Cream Cake used. The Announcer said he had a chunk of ice like last time, causing Pencil to overreact, but then Announcer said he was kidding and said the cake was an ice cream cake.
Episode 6: Pin - Cupcakes used. According to Pen and Bubble, the cupcakes have the contestants' names on them. The Announcer then claims that wasn't supposed to be there.
Da, da, da, da, da, da, Hork hork hork, glorp glorp, gloop, gloop, gloop, doot doot, OMG, there's points now! Who'll go home, we'll just see... The points are gone, we are free of them now, but we look on. To the moment that we see, the next slice of cake. A step closer to the prize brought on by CAKE AT STAKE! Aw, seriously?
In episode 2, the "at" in the Cake at Stake intro is pink and the intro fades out. However, from episode 3 onward, the "at" is green and there is no fade. This was probably the result of having to remake the Cake at Stake intro in its own separate flash (.FLA) file. The original cake at stake intro was found in the FLA source files for BFDI episode 2 scene 1.
In episode 8, there was no Cake at Stake as the Tiny Loser Chamber was too small to fit any more contestants at that time.
In episode 9, the Cake at Stake was for the returning contestant. Blocky rejoined/returned.
In episode 10, the Cake at Stake intro changed to the cake eating version.
In episode 13, the Cake at Stake intro changed to "There's Points Now" version.
In episode 15, it was revealed David had 39 votes, and Announcer asked viewers to not vote him.
In episode 17, Pencil got her first vote by a YouTuber named englishcreamcakes. Since then she has been receiving votes.
In episode 18, two Cake at Stakes were done: one for the regular players, and one for the recommended characters.
In episode 19, Pencil became the player eliminated with the highest number of votes up to that point: 259. Also, for the first time in the background, dramatic music was played during the Cake at Stake.
In episode 20, the Cake at Stake intro changed to "The Points are Gone" (paper) version. David also had the most votes for elimination: 331.
In episode 21, the Cake at Stake place changed once again, and also had 2 sessions done. One for the returning contestant (who is Flower), and also one for an elimination. Over 400 people voted for Icy. 9 eliminated contestants, and all recommended characters ever on this month.
In episode 25, the final Cake at Stake in Season 1 was done to determine the winner of BFDI. This also featured the first double elimination, with Bubble and Leafy losing and Firey winning Dream Island. However, Bubble and Leafy did not go to the TLC, since Announcer released all the other 18 contestants, and BFDI Season 1 was over.
In "Welcome Back", there was no Cake at Stake. However, Puffball is revealed to be eliminated from the show, implying that a Cake at Stake for the elimination happened offscreen before the event of IDFB. There was no prize for the object with the most likes, which is Firey, though.
In BFB, there seem to be three versions of the Cake at Stake intro, the second one being a version after Donut pointed out there wasn't one last time, and the third one being nothing but the first intro used since BFDI (season 1) and the rest just being a black screen.
In BFB, every even-numbered episode has had a proper Cake at Stake intro, and every odd-numbered episode has had either no Cake at Stake intro or a broken one. This was later broken in the 7th episode.
In BFB 8 and 9, it is revealed that Clock rings every time Cake at Stake is about to start.
Pin's cake-baking skills, which were congratulated in "Enter the Exit", is an allusion to her first-place victory on the cake-baking challenge of "Sweet Tooth".