Secrets Revealed: The Cake Server

  • Published on Apr 19, 2018
  • Here are 5 secret tricks I used in the Cake Server, my most complex machine ever.
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Comments • 582

  • Rob Robertson
    Rob Robertson 4 years ago +47

    Thank you Joseph. In such a crazy world it is a joy to see someone simply bringing some joy into the world!

  • Ayush Pandey
    Ayush Pandey 4 years ago +9

    Amazing work!
    How many laptops did you break?
    Is it just this one? How did you manage that? Does it mean you had multiple takes for every other steps?

  • rurone
    rurone 4 years ago +4

    Thank you for showing us these inside details! Some people might worry that it would ruin the effect of the video, but I think it makes it even more impressive!

  • T B
    T B 4 years ago +57

    You are truely an outstanding artist! Bravo!

    • Ashley P21
      Ashley P21 Year ago

      Why there is chucky on your shelf

  • Tye Nevarez
    Tye Nevarez 3 years ago +1

    Amazing! Love your videos, and seeing how some of it is done is very, very awesome.
    Your videos bring me so much joy, so thank you for that. 😊

  • nguyễn minh đức
    nguyễn minh đức 3 years ago +1

    Your videos are simply amazing Joseph. They bring me a lot of joy. Thank you for your hard work.

  • Andrew Lawton
    Andrew Lawton Year ago

    Hi Joseph, Thanks for your great videos! Evan (aged 6) wants to know, "What causes the train that carries the cake to the baby to start moving?" Also, he has an idea for a new machine that puts a band aid on a kid. Can you do that?

  • sdrawkcab190
    sdrawkcab190 4 years ago +12

    I love the spilled juice and butter stick portions of this run! One question that wasn't answered here; how did you get the phone to plug itself it strong enough so that it doesn't fall out? Was this another cut?

    • Joseph's Machines
      Joseph's Machines  4 years ago +3

      sdrawkcab190 super strong magnets!

    • J E
      J E 4 years ago

      sdrawkcab190 if you look carefully it is taped on

  • Jamal McDowell
    Jamal McDowell 4 years ago +32

    You sir are brave. I don't think I could trust that vine to catch the chandelier everytime! Thanks for the video!

    • Joseph's Machines
      Joseph's Machines  4 years ago +5

      For film I usually just test each step 10 times actually, and 9 out of 10 times is good enough. Although I tested the vine a lot more because I didn’t want a concussion. But you’re right, 50 tests for live shows!

    • Michael
      Michael 4 years ago

      Joseph's Machines you do at least 50 successful attempts right? Is that for the easy ones or even the harder ones like this?

    • Joseph's Machines
      Joseph's Machines  4 years ago +13

      Ya gotta have faith! And also I tested the crap out of it

  • La Chaîne sans nom
    La Chaîne sans nom 4 years ago +4

    I love this as much as the original vidéo ! It s very fun and interesting to watch how creative you are!

  • Leila M.
    Leila M. 4 years ago

    Im always mind blown by your work , you are a genius Joseph i love your channel

  • Madison Quinones
    Madison Quinones 4 years ago

    Just saw your presentation at the Rube Goldberg National Competition in Chicago and now am a new subscriber. As someone who has competed in this competition for two years now, your videos are great inspiration!

  • Madison Quinones
    Madison Quinones 4 years ago

    Just saw your presentation at the Rube Goldberg National Competition in Chicago and now am a new subscriber. As someone who has competed in this competition for two years now, your videos are great inspiration!

  • Marie Andrews
    Marie Andrews 4 years ago

    I love Rube Goldberg machines! Thank you for doing these videos. 😃💜🙌

  • CrashingCrockery
    CrashingCrockery 4 years ago

    Sir, it is way beyond a given that these are ingenious beyond belief in execution as well as production quality (they are really fun to slow down and watch in slow motion) and I adore all the breakage and messes, but to further add a perhaps embarrassing compliment, you are also quite adorable. Mild mannered, furry, and funny. Fake food, spills, crashing (which I love, hence my "user name") and a gentle accent. You would be a joy to have around the house. :)

  • don sancho
    don sancho 4 years ago

    Your work is amazing!! keep it up!!!

  • Madison Quinones
    Madison Quinones 4 years ago

    I just saw your presentation today in Chicago at the Rube Goldberg National Competition. Now I am a new subscriber. As someone who has done this competition for two years now, you are a great inspiration!

  • AstralPhnx
    AstralPhnx 4 years ago

    Of course this kind of ingenuity could only come from the mind of a Kiwi. Awesome stuff!

  • Piyoungkul Swang
    Piyoungkul Swang 3 years ago

    In every video, you have a very good plot. It is better than most chain reaction in TheXvid

  • Grant Skibitzke
    Grant Skibitzke 3 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR CHANNEL!… hands down, the most dependable antidepressant Ive tried…and Ive tried em all.

  • Sabeeh Ulhassan
    Sabeeh Ulhassan 4 years ago +1

    I solute you for doing this tremendous job.Hats off to you sir 👍👍👍

  • Tim Downey
    Tim Downey 2 years ago

    Painting individual peas?
    Joseph is a man truly dedicated to his art!

  • Maxwell K
    Maxwell K 3 years ago

    This guy took a chandelier to the face just to entertain us! What a stand-up guy

  • TheG
    TheG 4 years ago

    You sir, are an absolute genius

  • Nils Linderoth
    Nils Linderoth 3 years ago +68

    1950: I bet there will be flying cars in the future.
    2019: Trains baby to pull rope for a machine.

  • Leo Clarke
    Leo Clarke 4 years ago +3

    This just makes it even more awesome!

    RAMAN 4 years ago +123

    So clever with that mirror and bell... Mindblown

  • Meshkat Abedi
    Meshkat Abedi 3 years ago

    Sir your work is brilliant !!

  • Frank Boucher
    Frank Boucher 4 years ago

    Fantastic video. I really liked it. It's funny how we always think that things work the first time! I also do short videos and people thnk it really takes 5 minutes doing 5 minutes videos... Thank you a lot for sharing this.

  • Luigi The Cat
    Luigi The Cat 3 years ago +102

    You could just dip all the peas in a bucket of green paint

    • lilmanjoshplayz
      lilmanjoshplayz  5 months ago

      Just use a strainer to get them out

    • kingoffire25
      kingoffire25 Year ago

      But if u put them in a big bucket of paint you couldn’t get them out because u couldn’t see them

      NO MORE BOREDOM Year ago


    • JamMastaJew
      JamMastaJew 2 years ago +4

      Obviously use a strainer or something

  • FractalSparrow
    FractalSparrow 4 years ago

    This was really cool!! Thank you for sharing :D

  • Sajid Raza Khan
    Sajid Raza Khan 4 years ago

    appreciate your work....Keep making good videos. Best of Luck

  • Madison Quinones
    Madison Quinones 4 years ago

    Just saw your presentation at the Rube Goldberg National Competition in Chicago and now am a new subscriber. As someone who has competed in this competition for two years now, your videos are great inspiration!

  • William Phillips
    William Phillips 2 years ago

    I'm trying to work out how the phone gets connected to a cable and duct tape. It *looks* like it might be bumping a pre connected phone (that's hidden behind the pulley) off the ramp, but I'm not 100% on that.

  • ruma
    ruma 4 years ago +7

    Magnificent, unfortunately I have discovered you only today, but already subscribed :)

  • Sanjay Sami
    Sanjay Sami 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant !

  • Connie Colorado
    Connie Colorado 4 years ago

    My husband can fix that laptop (course it might cost more to ship it than fix it lol) and now Mum has gotta keep those charging phones out of Baby's reach!! :D These are great, in any case; I am going to show these to my kids! Your mind is FASCINATING and your curiosity and determination is a wonder, keep it up!

  • Darren Boltin
    Darren Boltin 3 years ago

    How did you make all the food on your plate disappear when most of the food was fake? BTW excellent machine. :)

  • Sam Melgar
    Sam Melgar 3 years ago +115

    Joseph: hey
    Friend: hey

    • Tho Ly
      Tho Ly Year ago +1

      Jimmy bear hahaahahhahaah

    • Tim Downey
      Tim Downey 2 years ago +8

      Sam Yeet and Yoink
      Clearly Child Protective Services is on vacation. 😉

  • C. Saint-Saëns
    C. Saint-Saëns 4 years ago

    Incredible, you're a wizard bro.

  • R D
    R D 2 years ago +1

    I love the cake server. I come back to it randomly all the time just to watch the masterpiece again. I can’t believe you actually smashed the laptop tho lol. That hurts!!

  • girish joshi
    girish joshi 3 years ago

    He is really a genius!!

  • Mar_s0567
    Mar_s0567 3 years ago

    Love your work😁

  • Finlay MacKinnon
    Finlay MacKinnon Year ago

    how long did it take you to train the animals and also where did you get them? and also how did you train them?

  • Havrey Srutees
    Havrey Srutees 4 years ago

    You're absolute gem

  • Aditya Sabharwal
    Aditya Sabharwal 4 years ago +3

    Sir love your work😀

  • Danny Zou
    Danny Zou 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant.

  • Shawn-0220
    Shawn-0220 3 years ago

    When ever he gets hurt in one I feel bad because I laugh and he seems so innocent in his vids

  • marley___
    marley___ 3 years ago

    How much time do u have on ur hands?
    Do u have a job?
    How long does each machine usually take?
    Where do all the machines go when ur done the vid?
    How do u put this together?!?!?

  • Julianoe de Geek's Curiosity

    Man your channel is so awesome. It reminds me of the videogame The Incredible Machine hehe ! And Wallace & Gromit of course. Child dream come true ;)

  • Piper Faddoul
    Piper Faddoul 2 years ago +1

    how long did it take to set up the whole set up?

  • Ariksander Stuckwisch
    Ariksander Stuckwisch 3 years ago

    How did you make sure you timed your eating correctly that you finished just as the cake was served?

  • snortyhog
    snortyhog 4 years ago +6

    Fantastic - you should have your own TV show!

    • Levi Landon
      Levi Landon 3 years ago +1

      He was on Sesame Street ?...durr

  • Eric W
    Eric W 4 years ago

    How did you practice the laptop drop without breaking it every time?

  • Beāte Zīle
    Beāte Zīle 3 years ago

    Love your videos!

  • TheNoooby
    TheNoooby 10 months ago +2

    Joseph : Number two working with dababy
    Dababy : Let’s go

  • Wayne Roy Rutherford
    Wayne Roy Rutherford 4 years ago

    Brilliant and you seem like such a nice guy too.

  • Ansar Rv
    Ansar Rv 3 years ago

    You are brilliant. I like it😍

  • Gem7008
    Gem7008 3 years ago +2

    1:45 we usually teach babies to not pull down stuff and break stuff. Joseph teach them to pull down smartphones and destroy stuff! :D

  • kev p
    kev p 2 years ago +1

    This is so Exciting, and I Love It a Lot. :-D

  • G Gill
    G Gill 4 years ago +1

    Making video is an Art.

  • TheSwagGuy5000
    TheSwagGuy5000 4 years ago +2

    The macbook’s screen part still had a wire attached to the main part..... how did it break completely?! The hinges don’t keep the screen on, that wire does...

    • TheSwagGuy5000
      TheSwagGuy5000 4 years ago +1

      Joseph's Machines Thanks! :D

    • Joseph's Machines
      Joseph's Machines  4 years ago +1

      I hope you end up being a hardware designer!

    • TheSwagGuy5000
      TheSwagGuy5000 4 years ago +3

      Joseph's Machines Because I watch lots of videos about tech and have taken apart my computer before! Also, my school class watched your final product video and everybody liked it!

    • Joseph's Machines
      Joseph's Machines  4 years ago +1

      Good observation! How do you know so much about laptops?

  • Thị Nguyệt Lê
    Thị Nguyệt Lê Year ago +1

    3:24: Right view: Showing how the hook hooks the vine
    Left view: Smashed by the chandelier

    SHINER 2 years ago

    You are a genius man😂

  • UltimateAviator
    UltimateAviator 4 years ago +20

    Now that I know you smashed the laptop, my question is WHY?! 🤨🙄🤔

  • Finlay MacKinnon
    Finlay MacKinnon Year ago

    where did you get the clocks without glass?

    xTHETRINCHOx 4 years ago

    Eres el mejor... Sin duda!
    You're The best... No doubt!
    Cheers from SPAIN.

  • S.A.L
    S.A.L 2 years ago

    Absolutely delightful!

  • Dubzy09
    Dubzy09 3 years ago

    The way you said Ouch was so funny😂

  • Orange Atlantis
    Orange Atlantis 2 years ago

    He must be really rich, considering how many times his devices broke and got another one.

  • Vince
    Vince 4 years ago +195

    Press F to pay respects to the MacBook

  • DeezNutals
    DeezNutals 4 years ago +218


  • Avraham Delaney
    Avraham Delaney Year ago

    How did the ball rolling into the cup make the big wheel roll?

  • Roberto Francischinelli

    I absolutely adore your "ouch" cry when you get hit! I should use it as my ringtone! :D

  • Nise C
    Nise C 2 years ago

    lol I always thought the peas looked strange, thanks for the vid

  • Nina Rances
    Nina Rances 2 years ago

    Your so funny when you do these vids

  • Dragon 69
    Dragon 69 3 years ago

    Don’t tell Robert how much cake you can have

  • Dice Flawless
    Dice Flawless 4 years ago

    What about the juice glass? How hard was it to nail that? Did the cup ever not get into place in time?

  • Arghya Saha
    Arghya Saha 3 years ago

    Please give a tutorial on that .

  • Lijana Sumskaite
    Lijana Sumskaite Year ago

    How long did it take you to make it work

  • Lewis K
    Lewis K 3 years ago

    You should do an introduction to the cake server at the start of the video for those who came straight to this video and have no idea what you're talking about

  • Banana Octopus
    Banana Octopus 4 years ago

    And wait i want the jiwis machines to continue

  • Simone Manso
    Simone Manso Year ago

    Hi Joseph my kids are big fans of your work. My son Diego is asking why you broke the laptop? He says it’s a waste and you could have used a damaged one?

  • SuperPrinceGames
    SuperPrinceGames Year ago

    3:30: Joseph: And here it is from the other side
    Camera: CRASHHHHH

  • Jaspreet Kaur
    Jaspreet Kaur 3 years ago +1

    How do you finish the meal at time when the cake is served ?

  • Ariel Llama
    Ariel Llama 4 years ago +1

    I love the sound of the chandelier hitting you, in particular your laugh, "Aaaaa ha hooooow!"

  • Mister A
    Mister A 3 years ago

    You’re a genius.

  • HenHen
    HenHen 3 years ago

    Hey in the lunch feeder how could you know when the food was coming? (Brussel sprout, hot dog, soup)

  • c90adventures
    c90adventures 4 years ago

    Very good video, thanks.

  • R Maharaj
    R Maharaj 4 years ago

    Great work....i'm a big fan...

  • Thong Phe
    Thong Phe Year ago

    The chandelier swung about 10 seconds in twice.

  • Clark Payton
    Clark Payton Year ago

    You’re the best TheXvidr I know

  • yuval158
    yuval158 3 years ago

    what a genius!

  • Corndog
    Corndog 4 years ago +2

    was the cherry fake? Did you also train the baby to toss the cherry? I feel like cherries also don't roll well.

    • Joseph's Machines
      Joseph's Machines  4 years ago +6

      Corndog correct, the cherry is a marble cause it rolls better, and the baby was smart enough not to try eat it

  • Leo Wattenberg
    Leo Wattenberg 4 years ago +46

    Is the video all one take, or did you stitch it together somewhere?
    fwiw, I'm asking because Joseph's most famous video, The Page Turner, *is* stitched, which clearly can be seen at 1m10s onwards at the shelf. And this video also has some strange camera movements in them, which I suspect are to hide stitches here, too.

    • Lori v
      Lori v 3 years ago

      @GGamersUnited He used a magnet. He said It.

    • GGamersUnited
      GGamersUnited 4 years ago

      nadnerbster r oh ok then. But i dunno how I 1st saw it. Not trying to put on a tinfoil hat or anything. Haha

    • nadnerbster r
      nadnerbster r 4 years ago +4

      Martin Uzunov I'm 99% sure he used a magnetic attachment for the phone charger. There's heaps on the market and some are quite strong. Essentially you put a permanent plug in the phone which has a magnetic attachment for the cord.

    • Pistol pete
      Pistol pete 4 years ago

      If you follow the video you should be able to figure it out by yourself

    • GGamersUnited
      GGamersUnited 4 years ago +1

      The phone part for example. The cable can't slide in so perfectly and firmly with no real pressure. So that part for sure.

  • Kurshed alam Reque
    Kurshed alam Reque 3 years ago +1

    Ur such a genius man

  • K K
    K K 3 years ago

    That chandelier hitting you on the head was karma for breaking the laptop

  • Alexis Lupien-Meilleur

    How does the phone snaps so easily & strongly on the cable?

  • L
    L 4 years ago

    In my techniques class we watch your videos...because the teacher is explaning obout mechanisms. Yes, I'm here from
    This is the video we watched:

  • winnie carino
    winnie carino 3 years ago

    The peas when you painted it green was the paint edibal