Episode 63 – Summer Spectacular Quiz Show!

Featuring Kyla Myers, Jacqui Kelly, and Jesse Lesser. Note this episode contains swearing and adult conversation.


Show Notes

You can see Jacqui’s empty train carriage here and her mashed potato art here. If you want to read the books I’ve been writing, the first is up here and that’s where the rest will be housed as well.

Here’s the hotel ceiling Jacqui mentioned (click to view larger), so if anyone has any ideas as to why these holes are here other than Jesse’s NSFW suggestion (did I mention this episode has a content warning?!), please comment below.

holes in hotel ceiling

Here’s WINNER carved into a Malteser candy for the winner…who will it be? You’ll have to listen to find out!

winner malteser

Below is the quiz for those who want to play along! Answers after each section. Feel free to post your score in the comments.


1. As mentioned previously on this podcast, Rosie Cake Diva made a life-sized, swinging cake of the titular character for the opening of what West End musical?

2. What children’s novel has been adapted into a musical by comedian Tim Minchin?

3. What actress was in both the movie version of Guys and Dolls and an episode of Star Trek the Next Generation?

4. What actress from “Singin’ in the Rain” had a family member who starred in “Star Wars?”

5. What biographical fantasy musical film is based on the life of Reginald Dwight?

6. Name a movie musical that stars both Meryl Streep and James Corden. One point for each.

7. Name the television show that ran from 2009 to 2015 that stretched its plot every episode to accommodate as many musical numbers as it could?

8. Who sings “This is Me” in the Greatest Showman? (The actress’ name, not the character.)

9. What is the musical named for the number of wives of King Henry the Eighth?

10. Why shouldn’t you eat Mrs. Lovett’s pies?

11. How many minutes are there in a standard Earth year?

12. How many trombones led the big parade?

13. What is the lesson, what is the takeaway, don’t mess with __________ when he’s on a breakaway.

14. It was red and yellow and green and brown
And scarlet and black and ochre and peach
And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
And cream and crimson and silver and rose
And azure and lemon and russet and grey
And purple and white and pink and orange and _________

15. Name as many Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals as you can in two minutes.

Musicals – Answers

1. Everybody’s Talking about Jamie

2. Matilda The Musical

3. Jean Simmons

4. Debbie Reynolds

5. Rocketman

6. Into the Woods and The Prom

7. Glee

8. Keala Settle

9. Six The Musical

10. They contain human meat


12. 76

13. Maui

14. Blue

15. We were using the Wikipedia list of ALW musicals, and as such there was confusion between ones he wrote versus produced, so count it however suits you.

Cake/Cookie History

1. How many tiers did Queen Victoria’s wedding cake have?

2. To whom is the invention of the Victoria Sponge Cake credited?

3. How tall was Queen Elizabeth II’s cake?

4. Who was Judy W. Reed and why is she notable in baking history?

5. What is “crowning the bride” in terms of cake history?

6. When sugar was in short supply during the second world war, what did chefs use to practice with and keep their skills up until they could get sugar again?

7. What year was ICES founded?

8. From what language is the word “cookie” derived?

9. What department store is credited with publishing the first brownie recipe in its 1897 catalogue?

10. What is Ruth Graves Wakefield credited with inventing in 1937?

11. George Washington Carver, credited as the most prominent African American scientist of the early 20th century, is also credited with the invention of what type of cookie?

Cake/Cookie History – Answers

1. Three

2. Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, one of Victoria’s ladies in waiting who is thought to have begun the tradition of afternoon tea due to experiencing a “sinking feeling” between lunch and the late dinners of the day.

3. 9 feet (2.7 metres)

4. She was one of the first African American women to be granted a patent, and it was for a corrugated dough roller machine. Patent granted on September 23, 1884.
Reed’s invention allowed the dough to mix more evenly as it progressed through two intermeshed rollers carved with corrugated slats that acted as kneaders. The dough then passed into a covered receptacle, in the form of a continuous sheet or ribbon, to protect the dough from dust and other particles in the air.

5. An ancient Roman tradition brought to England around 54 BC where small fruit, nut, and honey cakes were crumbled over a bride’s head to appease the gods and bless her with abundance. This tradition split later into wedding cakes and throwing rice over the married couple’s head.

6. Mashed potatoes. Further, Lord Woolton Pie was created at the Savoy Hotel in London as a meatless pie during rationing and used piped mashed potatoes on top for elegance.

7. 1976

8. The name cookie is derived from the Dutch word koekje, meaning “small or little cake.”

9. Sears Roebuck

10. The chocolate chip cookie, at the Toll House restaurant

11. The peanut butter cookie. He promoted the peanut as a replacement for the cotton crop which had been destroyed by the boll weevil. In his 1916 Research Bulletin called “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption”, he included three recipes for cookies calling for crushed/chopped peanuts as an ingredient.


1. The amount of power required to maintain a given warp factor is a function of the cochrane value of the warp field. However, the energy required to initially establish the field is much greater, and is called the peak transitional threshold. Once that threshold has been crossed, the amount of power required to maintain a given warp factor is lessened. And all of that is an indication that Kim’s lifetime favourite television franchise is what?

2. What substance threatens all human life in The Expanse?

3. What was the film that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

4. Which Game of Thrones character did Lara Mason construct as a lifesize cake for the Cake International competition? Bonus point if you know what award she received.

5. What is the full number of the Enterprise in the Next Generation show?

6. What song does Hal 2000 sing as he is being deactivated?

7. Who played the Ninth Doctor?

8. Which character speaks the first line in the original 1977 Star Wars movie?

9. How do you avoid being eaten by a sandworm on Arrakis?

10. “What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?” is a question you might be asked in what movie?

11. What Star Trek actress was the choreographer for Labyrinth, albeit under a different first name? Bonus point if you know that other name.

12. What is the car’s nickname in Supernatural?

13. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. ________________________________

14. “Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking ____________________!”

15. Leeloo Dallas, __________________

16. The actual name of The Child on the Mandalorian is ______________ but most people still call him _______________

Nerdery – Answers

1. Star Trek

2. The protomolecule

3. Iron Man

4. Tyrion Lannister (silver)

5. NCC-1701-D
(Also, I accidentally said the NX series in “Enterprise” was also a 1701 but it isn’t, that ship was the NX-01, and I knew that I’d said it wrong but didn’t get around to saying so in the show. Just before you send in your complaints…I know!)

6. Daisy (Bell)

7. Christopher Eccleston

8. C-3PO

9. Walk without rhythm

10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

11. Gates/Cheryl McFadden

12. Baby

13. Prepare to die.

14. Nerf herder

15. Multipass

16. Grogu, Baby Yoda


1. What artist sculpted “The Thinker”?

2. What artist does Don McLean pay homage to in his song, “Starry, Starry Night?”

3. In what country was Frida Kahlo born?

4. What is one of Kim’s favourite all-time paintings, which she created as a large stained glass gummy piece that won no awards at the 2012 Austin Cake Show but prompted the creation of the Innovator Award the following year? One point for the artist’s name, one for the painting’s title.

5. What artist did Kim pay homage to in mechanical cookie form at the 2018 Austin cake show?

6. What sculptor is known for making mobiles?

7. What artist is known for his blocks of white and primary colours separated by black lines?

Art – Answers

1. Auguste Rodin

2. Vincent Van Gogh

3. Mexico

4. John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott

5. Leonardo Da Vinci

6. Alexander Calder

7. Piet Mondrian

Personal questions

1. Name the other players’ favourite beverages.

2. What is Jacqui’s favourite animal, counting real or mystical ones?

3. What is Kyla’s least favourite vegetable?

4. What is Jesse’s favourite colour?

Personal questions – Answers

1.Jacqui: Old fashioned with homemade orange syrup
Jesse: old fashioned
Kyla: hot tea

2. Dragons

3. Peas

4. Green, specifically lime

Podcast stuff

1. Which of you has been on the most episodes of this show?

2. Canonically for this show, who is the Cake God?

3. We all know that at a Frosting Creators of San Antonio show, show runners Cindy and Amy put George Clooney’s face on a pillowcase for Jacqui. When they were on this podcast in 2017, whose face did they say they’d put on a pillowcase for me if I came to teach at a future show?

4. What number episode of the podcast is this?

5. What previous guest of this podcast has served tea to Patrick Stewart?

6. What year did this podcast start?

7. What unusual sugar arts medium does Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin work in, featured in episode 5?

8. What cake world magazine mogul joined me on this podcast at the end of 2019?

Podcast stuff – Answers

1. Kyla: 9
Jacqui: 8
Jesse: 3

2. Mike McCarey

3. Hugh Jackman

4. 63

5. Rhi Webb (also now we know Jacqui Kelly as well)

6. What year did this podcast start?

7. Pies, and her Elton John pie is here.

8. Rosie Mazumder from Cake Masters Magazine

News/Political – Answers

1. It’s pride month. How many genders are there?

2. There were several reasons I was boycotting travel to the US, but what did I repeatedly list as the primary deciding factor that set off the boycott?

3. What Washington Post writer and NPR Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me panelist is also known for her gingerbread prowess?

4. As of today, June 14 2021, how many people can you legally have at a wedding reception in England until June 21?

5. Which famous couple that’s been in the news a lot lately did Lara Mason make a lifesize cake of in 2018?

6 What did Queen Elizabeth use to cut a celebratory cake at a platinum jubilee volunteer event last week?

7. Name as many current world leaders as you can in two minutes.

News/Political – Answers

1. Infinite/unknown/I’m not sure…any answer except two.

2. SCOTUS upholding the Muslim ban

3. Roxanne Roberts

4. 30

5. Harry and Meghan

6 A sword:

Queen Elizabeth II cuts a cake with a sword

As discussed, here she is knighting Patrick Stewart aka “my dad”:

Queen knighting Patrick Stewart

And as further discussed, here is how many of us wished it’d gone:

Queen uses bat'leth

7. I don’t have a set list of answers for this, name as many as you can in two minutes and then check your answers. Two that the contestants didn’t list that I would have are Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern because I’m married to an Aussie-Kiwi. I also would have named Angela Merkel.


1. An eight inch cake pan is about how many centimetres?

2. What is the centigrade oven equivalent to 350F?

3. 2.5 cm is approximately how long in Imperial/American measurements?

4. In metric, a cubic centimetre of what common substance is equal to one gram?

5. What is the formula for the area of a circle?

6. What two 2D shapes do you need to make a 3D football/soccer ball?

7. We know the word “organic” culturally pertains to a set of rules regarding food production, but scientifically speaking what does “organic” mean?

8. Which chemical process anaerobically converts sugar to acids, alcohol or gases?

Math/Science – Answers

1. 20cm

2. 176.7 or 180 celcius (first is actual calculation, second is what’s commonly used)

3. one inch

4. Water

5. Pi r squared

6. Pentagon, hexagon

7. Pertaining to carbon-based lifeforms

8. Fermentation

How did you score? Did you beat our contestants? No matter how you did, congratulations on being a well-informed carbon-based lifeform! Here’s your prize:

Music/Sound Credits

The following songs and sound clips were used in this episode of Eat the Evidence. I am extremely grateful to creators who provide this content.

Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4604-wallpaper
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Merry Go by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4040-merry-go
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The Entertainer by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5765-the-entertainer
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4026-master-of-the-feast
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Light Years by Eric Matyas of www.soundimage.org

Trumpet Fanfare by benjaminharveydesign

CROWD YAY.wav by mlteenie

Heaven and Hell by Argitoth

Pipe and Drum by inchadney

wah wah sad trombone.wav by kirbydx

Carpe Diem by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3478-carpe-diem
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/