Here’s What the “What Cake R U” Viral Quiz is All About


Last Updated on 2024-02-29 , 10:30 am

There seems to be a new trending quiz nearly once every month.

This month, the quiz in the spotlight is called the “What Cake R U” quiz — a cute quiz for jobseekers to find out their strengths and recommended job roles. Of course, even if you’re not a jobseeker, it’s still a cute quiz for you to post the results of which on your Instagram stories.

Here’s what the “What Cake R U” viral quiz is all about.

Which of the Six Cakes Are You?

The “What Cake R U” quiz, published by Taiwan-based talent platform CakeResume, opens with the most adorable starting page bound to make your face light up.

The quiz’s graphics adopt a pixel art style.

Image: CakeResume

Alright, it’s a quiz that’s easy on the eyes, but is it any different from other personality quizzes?

In the same way there are a few different personality types in, for instance, the MBTI test, there are also a few different personality types in the What Cake R U quiz — or, should we say, a few different cake types.

The quiz takes you through 12 simple questions to determine which of the six cake types you are.

The six different cake types are Cupcake, Layer Cake, Macaroon, Roll Cake, Strawberry Cake, and Tiramisu.

It’s just a pity there’s no Pandan Cake.

Once you’re done with the quiz, you’ll be shown the results of your work personality type. In other words, which cake you are.

Based on which cake the quiz deems you to be, the results will also show your unique strengths, recommended roles, a job search guide, a workaholism index, career lucky charm, and even which other “cake types” your “cake type” is compatible with at work.

Don’t say Goody Feed never warn you: If you’re a workaholic, it’s more likely than not that you’re a “Tiramisu”.

Image: CakeResume
Image: CakeResume
Image: CakeResume
Image: CakeResume
Image: CakeResume
Image: CakeResume

Perhaps this is the modern version of an HR check.

Are the Quiz Results Truly Reflective of One’s Work Personality?

Many have taken to social media to band together in groups based on their “cake type”. For instance, the Indonesian community on X (formerly Twitter) has seen the emergence of “Team Bolu” (referring to the Roll Cake personality) in the comments sections of posts relating to the “What Cake R U” quiz.


In Singapore, many have also started sharing the quiz on Instagram and other social media platforms, urging those around them to try it.

But even as the “What Cake R U” quiz gains traction, it faces the same issue as any other personality quiz in the history of personality quizzes — how reflective the quiz results truly are of a person’s personality.

A number of people have pointed out that only six “cake types” are available, meaning only six personalities are available. Compared to other quizzes, such as the “innate personality” quiz at the Taiwan Design Expo, which had 16 personalities available, the “What Cake R U” quiz seems to fall short in terms of how personalised its results are.

After all, if everyone could easily fit into six broad categories of work personalities, the work of HR departments and job interviewers would probably be revolutionised.

The “What Cake R U” quiz is an excellent first step in understanding the type of person you are at work. However, more steps must be taken to find out whether you’re genuinely suitable for the jobs recommended by the viral quiz.


At the end of the day, life is much more complex than a simple cake quiz.