In the video below, it only takes about 45 seconds for the top layers of matches to spread the fire to the next layer.


At the 1:30 mark, the entire cake becomes a giant fireball. Even after the fire begins to die down, the footage continues until the very last embers burn out.

Take a look above.



(Disclaimer: Due to the dangerous nature of this experiment—the fire hazard as well as harmful fumes—we don’t recommend trying this at home.)