Food Theory: Is Your Cake ILLEGAL?

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Cake decorating is an art. It takes HOURS for people to decorate a cake. I mean, I can't be the only person to sit down for one How To Cake It video only to look up and realise it has been 5 hours, right? Well, that's not what today's episode is about. It is actually about Miley Cyrus and that time she stole a cake design. No really. It got me wondering if, like art of other forms, you can copyright a cake design. Well Theorists, it's about to get LEGAL!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick, Schyler Martin, and Luke Barats
Editors: Koen Verhagen and Forrest Lee
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman
#Cake #CakeDecorating #CakeRecipe #Dessert #Copyright #FoodTheory #Food #Recipe #Matpat #GameTheory #FilmTheory


  1. Moritz Amse

    Moritz Amse21 hour ago


  2. Lucifer

    LuciferDay ago

    "Abortion is Healthcare" on a baby Onesie lol what a picture

  3. Daphne Valenta

    Daphne Valenta2 days ago

    I LOVE THE INTRO!!!!! Who wouldn't?

  4. Emmyboo

    Emmyboo2 days ago

    When Diet Coke has the audacity to not partner with matpat but then I see a Diet Coke add on his video🤯🤯

  5. JustHumanThings

    JustHumanThings2 days ago

    I kind of don’t like the whole copyright law but whatever

  6. Sqeezy GD,CR

    Sqeezy GD,CR2 days ago

    Is your channel logo copyrightable? It has the Xbox based shape design with yellow colour in different part and crossed fork... You see what I mean.

  7. Grogu dude

    Grogu dude3 days ago

    i hate abortion so much its just killing babies

  8. Xx_Lovee _KarieXx_

    Xx_Lovee _KarieXx_3 days ago

    I like how the cake on the thumbnail is from Moriah Elizabeth

  9. Mequilla Rader

    Mequilla Rader3 days ago

    So what if someone used Matt Pat's theory video slogan for their own theory video would youtube take the video down because of copyright?

  10. Katsuki Bakugo

    Katsuki Bakugo3 days ago

    I love how Ro is in the scene at 5:32 when he says your favorite USlikesrs

  11. Modern Crusader

    Modern Crusader3 days ago

    I’m going to go eat cake now

  12. Little Girl

    Little Girl3 days ago

    Omg that’s near my birthday

  13. thatonedisneylover

    thatonedisneylover3 days ago

    It good that I live in Ireland oh it's the same here OH NO OH NO OOOO NOOOOO

  14. ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ Bear!

    ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ Bear!3 days ago

    Abortion is NOT healthcare it’s murder

  15. Device Technology

    Device Technology4 days ago

    HahHahah l coped your USlikes video

  16. WrathingLock✔️

    WrathingLock✔️4 days ago

    The Great Like War!

  17. MoonwalkerAngel700

    MoonwalkerAngel7004 days ago

    About memes, it is illegal to create and share memes in Australia because it goes against copyright law, especially when you are using a famous movie, image or quote. It is a weird law that most people don’t know about. Now that does not mean we can’t view memes, but it does break copyright law if we create or distribute memes. But what I question about memes is are memes straight up copyright or... is it considered appropriation if you change/add text to an already used image such as a cartoon or still of a famous movie? I am sure there are a lot of intelligent people who can clarify it.

  18. Miss S.O.J.

    Miss S.O.J.4 days ago

    Abortion is Sadism

  19. Evelyn C.

    Evelyn C.4 days ago


  20. Dpad Destroyer

    Dpad Destroyer4 days ago

    Cake dismissed

  21. Global Warrior

    Global Warrior5 days ago

    Just do YUUUUP! With 4 U's instead of 3

  22. Tigris Y.T.

    Tigris Y.T.5 days ago

    Hahaha, cake law lol

  23. Maxel OwO

    Maxel OwO5 days ago

    Quick question! What about what vikings referred to as a sandwich?

  24. RedTomato

    RedTomato6 days ago

    This just proves that people need to grow a backbone. Trying to sue someone for “copying” a cake, sounds childish.

  25. The Tutorialist

    The Tutorialist6 days ago

    Some people just get overly greedy :/

  26. Croissant Queen

    Croissant Queen6 days ago

    I'm on a 4h road trip, hungry, and listening to a guy talking about cake. I want cake now 😥

  27. StrawberryGaming _YT

    StrawberryGaming _YT6 days ago

    Only a person who votes for Biden will get mad about a cake lol

  28. Gacha muffins Plays

    Gacha muffins Plays6 days ago

    You should make a song theory channel :)

  29. Jude Plus production

    Jude Plus production7 days ago

    My name is jude AHHHH

  30. Duduzin Cansadin

    Duduzin Cansadin7 days ago

    Original cake oc (do not steal)

  31. Dylantheking00

    Dylantheking007 days ago

    autally any picture you take is copyrighted so if miley autally used the orginal picture and alterned her face in it rather then make a new cake thtat looks the same it would then be copyrighted

  32. Eagan O'Connor

    Eagan O'Connor7 days ago

    Even soda is copyrighted

  33. Bogart Twins

    Bogart Twins8 days ago


  34. Ella Tee

    Ella Tee8 days ago

    is a hotdog / burger considered a sandwich tho-

  35. Orson Zastrow

    Orson Zastrow8 days ago

    The people who have abortions should be charged millions of dollars cause there killing someone with out there permission.

  36. -insert random name here -

    -insert random name here -9 days ago

    Sometimes, I think "hmmm, I should think of something insane just in case mat makes a vid bout it so I can be like WOW I THOUGHT OF THAT TOOOOO!!!" And I never thought of one... OK HERE I GO IMMA SIT HERE FOR AGES AND THINK OF A BUNCHA RANDOM CRAP.

  37. Goat Of Gaming

    Goat Of Gaming9 days ago

    10:14. a missed opportunity to say Cake Dismissed

  38. The Meg

    The Meg10 days ago

    Wow I’m so glad that my friend is vegan and I’ve never had a birthday cake

  39. The Mandalorian

    The Mandalorian10 days ago

    I will copyright my face and sue my school now

  40. Gaby Cappy

    Gaby Cappy10 days ago

    My mom has a bakery its called Gaby's Cookies and bakery and she also she made a unicorn cake like in the thumb nail

  41. TheRedOne

    TheRedOne11 days ago


  42. Art Black

    Art Black11 days ago

    So wait. Writing on a cake in the most basic style is artistic? Doubtful.

  43. Jeanette

    Jeanette11 days ago

    My cousin got the cake in the thumbnail.

  44. Caleb Hayes

    Caleb Hayes11 days ago

    1:27 it most certainly is NOT!! 😡

  45. Pure Vessel

    Pure Vessel11 days ago


  46. MoreSand12

    MoreSand1212 days ago

    Bold of her to assume that a celebrity comes up with the ideas of their promotional photos.

  47. Yiseul

    Yiseul12 days ago

    I care a lot about copyright but can you really call that messy cake that literally anyone who knows how to operate an oven can make "artwork"????? lol I'm surprised she gets that many likes on insta with those mediocre designs. The icing isn't even even lol

  48. Soft Loliete

    Soft Loliete12 days ago

    So something like the big Mac and the big jack? Our burgerking rename took the big Mac and just made it chicken after maccas already did it :/

  49. Björn Nildén

    Björn Nildén12 days ago

    The "MILF" lamp is false. It's called "MIL" and the "F" is just added for fun.


    ERNY AZIZAN12 days ago

    MatPat should make his own funland. The name would be Theory Land

  51. Step Bro

    Step Bro12 days ago

    My cake illegal bc im too T H I C C

  52. Lanesb

    Lanesb13 days ago

    How did you know I put poison in my cake i was going to give to D.J.T

  53. Garrett S Houghton

    Garrett S Houghton13 days ago

    Abortion IS murder! Planned parenthood ARE murderers!!! How dare they

  54. Qthesorrow

    Qthesorrow13 days ago

    People sue way to much these days.....

  55. BrainFart

    BrainFart13 days ago

    We really need torte reform.

  56. Alisa Phillip

    Alisa Phillip14 days ago


  57. Jim Moriaty

    Jim Moriaty15 days ago

    The Sweet Feminist is an idiot. How could Miley know?

  58. YourNarrator 642

    YourNarrator 64215 days ago

    Cake Karen

  59. MazeNation :3

    MazeNation :315 days ago

    i simp for science

  60. Caffeine Addict

    Caffeine Addict16 days ago

    Imagine Pepsi writing a poem to make their recipe illegal to copy

  61. Cousin Bryan

    Cousin Bryan16 days ago

    If you can describe Abortion so that it's both accurate and not the murder of babies, I'll bake you a cake. Because it's literally infanticide.

  62. Marina Garcia

    Marina Garcia17 days ago

    I think you guys are missing a huge point. Alot of influencers/idols make money on every instagram post, the more attention they get, the more money they make. The reason WHY miley got so much attention to that post was because of the cake, so its fair for the person who created the cake to want compensation. Because miley is literally profiting off the cake and the original creator is not.

  63. barlovesnoop

    barlovesnoop17 days ago

    Today was the day I finally dived in to this opening song, and man, this is great! Are you a genious?

  64. Phoenix McKnight

    Phoenix McKnight17 days ago

    This gives a whole new meaning to, "The cake is a lie".

  65. • b u b b l e b a t h •

    • b u b b l e b a t h •17 days ago

    Dam. So that disgusting unicorn cakes illegal. 👌😌👌 GREATTT

  66. Jehann Murdock

    Jehann Murdock18 days ago

    How is abortion healthcare?

  67. racewiththefalcons1

    racewiththefalcons118 days ago

    I love the subtext of using a Tarantino film poster for an "original" work. Well done.

  68. Adam Pugh

    Adam Pugh18 days ago

    The genes inside your body aren't patented. They can patent isolated copies of those genes in a laboratory. Important distinction.

  69. FadedStatic

    FadedStatic18 days ago

    abortion is murder. no matter who does it.

  70. Dragon Master 505

    Dragon Master 50518 days ago

    Yes, as a member of the animation community, I can say that we’ve had HUGE issues with copyrights on characters and people being accused of tracing before- people get inspiration from each other, but newer artists/animators often don’t know the law or social expectations of the community, sometimes to a point where certain people have left because they got sick of all the drama :P

  71. Morgan Dean

    Morgan Dean18 days ago

    I just can't even man. Yeah, the writing style looks very similar but there are subtle things that actually differ the cakes. I am not a professional at all but I can see a few differences in each cake Miley's frosting was lighter and the words were written in a similar style but were obviously not written by the same people. Look at the way the A is written on both cakes they are written differently

  72. Dinoaiden2 yt

    Dinoaiden2 yt18 days ago

    Who else thinks that the copy right logo looks like the capsule corp logo?

  73. Sky Comix

    Sky Comix19 days ago

    This is why "the cake was a lie"

  74. gamer zone

    gamer zone19 days ago

    Give us 4th channel the conspiracy theorists are waiting

  75. Rick Astley

    Rick Astley19 days ago

    the cake on the title is the same one my sister had on her b-day

  76. Nick Salvador

    Nick Salvador19 days ago

    Someone:Wait it's all cake Phoenix, matpat,Etc:it always was If you don't know who phoenix sc

  77. Dfa Playmaker

    Dfa Playmaker19 days ago

    any one here watch candyman

  78. The Main Character

    The Main Character20 days ago

    Imagine copyrighting a word so only YOU can say it. That be rlly stupid but cool

  79. Sams the bezt at stuff 888

    Sams the bezt at stuff 88820 days ago

    I didn't think I would make an episode about cake law subways bread is actually cake

  80. Deelon Musk

    Deelon Musk21 day ago

    Abortion is murder.

  81. Danny Danny

    Danny Danny21 day ago

    Chef Josh from the Mythical Society(Rhett and Link) has a Podcast "A Hot Dog is a Sandwitch"

  82. Thunder

    Thunder21 day ago


  83. Slytherin for life

    Slytherin for life21 day ago

    I mean...I'm not really a cake person, so....

  84. Mac NCheesey

    Mac NCheesey21 day ago

    Imagine our ancestors watching us looking at a video to see if cake is copyright

  85. Power level vlog 1089

    Power level vlog 108922 days ago

    I feel like everyone gonna trademark everything

  86. •Casual_ Bean•

    •Casual_ Bean•22 days ago

    I don’t like cake-

  87. Masud Hassan

    Masud Hassan22 days ago


  88. krisdestruction

    krisdestruction22 days ago

    Collab with Legal Eagle anyone?

  89. The_Rapture rdBP4zQ - Discord

    The_Rapture rdBP4zQ - Discord22 days ago

    shes a feminist her opinion is invalid

  90. 32hyy leong

    32hyy leong22 days ago

    I don't eat cakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. Megan

    Megan22 days ago

    Murder is also illegal

  92. silversnake4133

    silversnake413322 days ago

    The "sweet feminist" is such an oxymoron.

  93. AquaticFlame

    AquaticFlame23 days ago

    Therapist: Singing Matpat doesn't exist, he can't hurt you. Singing Matpat: 3:54

  94. Jevil

    Jevil23 days ago

    So the cake IS a lie! Portal was right!

  95. Trannguyen Hoaingoc

    Trannguyen Hoaingoc23 days ago

    Yang milih allah like 40000 ya.

  96. Diego Negrete

    Diego Negrete23 days ago

    That intro. You ever just patent your DNA?

  97. Alex Lemons

    Alex Lemons23 days ago

    Well, if someone copied the food theory cake, it would be free advertisement.

  98. Al Janssen

    Al Janssen23 days ago

    Just feminists being the happy, kind people they always tend to be. Ha!

  99. Insert Logo Here

    Insert Logo Here23 days ago

    Man this guy used the Coc 3 day shield graphic a lot in this video

  100. The G Kidz

    The G Kidz23 days ago

    Yeah, I didn't think I would wake up and watch this. 3:54