|“||Isn't it time for Cake at Stake?||”|
Cake at Stake (also called Brake at Flake by Four in "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset" and "Today's Very Special Episode", and said by Gelatin in "The Tweested Temple") is a closed ceremony for the losers who are up for elimination in BFDI, BFDIA, and BFB. The ceremony was introduced in "Barriers and Pitfalls".
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 is eliminated. This style of voting is also used in TPOT.
Order of elimination
- 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 the 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.
- Episode 7: Needle - Key lime pie used.
- Episode 9: Blocky returns - Regular cake used.
- Episode 10: Teardrop - Modeling clay used.
- Episode 11: Golf Ball - Imaginary cake used due to costs of cake.
- Episode 12: Coiny - No cake used.
- Episode 13: Snowball - Dead fish used.
- Episode 14: 1st: Match - Fruitcake used. 2nd: Spongy returns - No cake used but Bonus points equal to the loaves of bread that the contestants put in their individual basket.
- Episode 15: Eraser - Nickels used.
- Episode 16: Pen - Explosive blueberry pie used.
- Episode 17: Blocky - Knives used.
- Episode 18: 1st: Tennis Ball - Cracker used. 2nd: David joins - Yellow Tomato used.
- Episode 19: Pencil - Shovels caked with mud used.
- Episode 20: David - Ice cream cake was used again.
- Episode 21: 1st: Ice Cube - No cake used. 2nd: Flower returns - Pizza used.
- Episode 22: Rocky - Yoylecake used.
- Episode 23: Spongy - Cheesecake used.
- Episode 24: Flower - Red velvet cake used.
- Episode 25: Bubble and Leafy - Grand Cake (all the previous cakes mashed together) and cashew used.
- Episode 2: Donut - Regular cake used.
- Episode 3: Dora - Regular cake used.
- Episode 4: Teardrop - Regular cake used 3 times in a row.
- Episode 5a: Match - Donut's corpse used.
- Episode 6: Puffball - Not told, but confirmed by Ruby in IDFB.
- Episode 2: Match - Unknown.
- Episode 2: Pencil - Regular cake used.
- Episode 3: Leafy - Earths used.
- Episode 4: Bracelety - Regular cake used (mostly covered in Barf Bag's barf).
- Episode 5: Liy - Fortune cookies used (containing Bracelety quotes, except for Pie's).
- Episode 6: Roboty - Tangerine Juice used.
- Episode 7: Loser - Poppers topped with a grain of sugar used.
- Episode 8: 8-Ball - Firey Speaker Box's remains used.
- Episode 9: Stapy - Regular cake used.
- Episode 10: David - Pin's embroidered strawberry cake used.
- Episode 11: Leafy returns - Photo Cake used.
- Episode 12: Match - Burger used (called Yarnburger in .fla files).
- Episode 13: Firey Jr. - Soup used.
- Episode 15: Dora - Happy thoughts used.
- Episode 16: Spongy - Specks of dust used.
- Episode 18: Balloony - Duct tape used (only for Leafy).
- Episode 19: Spongy - Salt lamps used.
- Episode 20: Ruby - Air used.
- Episode 21: Loser - No cake used.
- Episode 22: Taco - Broken flower pot pieces and pieces of Donut's diary used.
- Episode 23: Bubble - No cake used.
- Episode 24: Blocky - Have Cots used.
- Episode 25: Firey - Water and lava from Firey's Ferris Wheel used.
- Episode 26: Woody - Carrot Cakes used.
- Episode 27: Lollipop - Bugs used.
- Episode 28: Leafy - Gold medal used.
- Episode 29: Teardrop - Silver medal used.
- Episode 30: Gelatin - Grand Cake used.
|Title||Photo||First episode||Final episode||Lyrics|
|Cake at Stake||"Barriers and Pitfalls" (Season 1, Episode 2)
"You Know Those Buttons Don't Do Anything, Right?" (Season 5, Episode 1)
|"Insectophobe's Nightmare" (Season 1, Episode 9)||Da-da-da-da-da-da, Cake at Stake!|
|Hork Glorp Gloop Doot (or *cake eating sounds*)||"Crybaby!" (Season 1, Episode 10)||"A Leg Up in the Race" (Season 1, Episode 12)||Hork hork hork glorp glorp gloop gloop gloop doot doot Cake at Stake!|
|There's Points Now||"Don't Lose Your Marbles" (Season 1, Episode 13)||"Rescission" (Season 1, Episode 19)||OMG! There's points now! Who'll go home? We'll just see... It's Cake at Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!|
|The Points Are Gone||"Gardening Hero" (Season 1, Episode 20)||"Insectophobe's Nightmare 2" (Season 1, Episode 24)||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.|
|Cake at Stake Mashup||"Return of the Hang Glider" (Season 1, Episode 25)||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?!)|
|Cake at Stake Remix||"Lick Your Way to Freedom" (Season 4, Episode 2)||"How Loe Can You Grow?"(Season 4, Episode 19)||Da-da-da-da-da-da, Cake, Cake, Cake, Cake, Cake, Cake... at Stake!|
|Cake at Stake Remix #2||"Today's Very Special Episode" (Season 4, Episode 4)||Cake, -short pause- Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake... -long pause- Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake... at Stake!|
|Announcer's Cake at Stake Rap||"BFB = Back from Beginning" (Season 4, Episode 28)||Welcome everybody to Cake at Stake. After this ceremony, this alliance will break; but you're not to worry as the rest of you will be in the finals. And that will mean the game will be in the finals.|
- 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 6, the votes drop for the first time.
- 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 first ever rejoin. Blocky rejoined.
- 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 in the first ever contestant vote, and one for the recommended characters for the first ever debut.
- In episode 19, Pencil became the player eliminated with the highest number of votes up to that point: 259.
- 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 eliminated contestants vote for who should be eliminated next. Two Cake at Stake songs are also played.
- 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.
- Throughout BFDIA, a different variation of the Cake at Stake song is played in every episode.
- In "Zeeky Boogy Doog", Teardrop gets the most likes and dislikes.
- 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.
- Puffball is also revealed to have been eliminated with a record amount of dislikes at 1,455.
- In "Lick Your Way to Freedom", the first Cake at Stake intro got remixed, although the "at" is still pink and still fades out. This is used for the subsequent Battle for BFDI episodes.
- In "Why Would You Do This on a Swingset", the intro was omitted.
- As a result, two Cake at Stake intros are played in the following episode.
- In "What Do You Think of Roleplay?", "Return of the Rocket Ship", "The Four is Lava", and "The Escape from Four", the intro uses soundbites from Patrons who donated one dollar under the "Sing Cake at Stake" reward.
- In "The Escape from Four", Spongy is eliminated with a record of 22,845 votes.
- In "X Marks the Spot", the voting switches to saving the contestants.
- In "The Hidden Contestant", Profily debuts and is eliminated via disqualification, marking the second instance of a double elimination, as Woody also left in this episode.
- TPOT uses the original Cake at Stake intro from BFDI.
- In "Chapter Complete", the second ever vote to win takes place. Flower ends up winning BFB.
- In total, there are sixteen cake at stake intros.
- Counting the imaginary cake in "Lofty", "A Leg Up in the Race", "Let's Raid The Warehouse", and "Fashion For Your Face!" are the only episodes to have no prizes for the safe contestants.
- "A Leg Up in the Race" and "SOS (Save Our Show)" have the only Cake at Stakes where only one contestant is safe.
- Cake at Stake sometimes uses character corpses as prizes. For example, Pie's corpse was used in "Bowling, Now with Explosions!", Donut's corpse was used in "Get in the Van" and the Firey Speaker Box was used in "Questions Answered".
- "Get in the Van" is the first and only episode in BFDIA which does not use Regular Cake.
- It's also the only episode in the series where the winning team is also given cake, in a similar fashion to how contestants got cake for not entering the danger zone in BFDI.
- 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.
- After the split however, a majority of the episodes have no Cake at Stake intro.
- In BFB 8 and 9, it is revealed that Clock rings every time Cake at Stake is about to start. Likely referencing how he did the same thing in "Get in the Van".
- Cake at Stake may not have a consistent starting time as Clock’s hands have been in different positions in all three instances.
- Dora, Bracelety, Liy, 8-Ball, Stapy, Bell, Foldy, Profily, and Price Tag are the only contestants who haven't received any prizes at Cake at Stake.
- "Take the Tower" is the only episode that has only one team member get a prize for being safe.
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