Zach Kornfeld from The Try Guys is a huge fan of BTS and even used the band as inspiration for an episode of their baking competition! He even occasionally refers to himself as the Jimin of The Try Guys since he believes he fills the same lovable role.
Irrefutable. I am Jimin. https://t.co/KulzmwaMfr
— Zach Kornfeld (@korndiddy) April 22, 2020
Zach was even in BTS’s top 5 Spotify listeners last year, proving he really streams the group’s music.
Call me Mr. 5%
(or rather Jimin) pic.twitter.com/CiFDaHkb0Q
— Zach Kornfeld (@korndiddy) December 2, 2020
For their newest season of Without a Recipe, a series where the four Try Guys attempt baking various desserts without instructions, the guys were assigned ice cream cake.
So far, Zach had been following his theme of the “sound of the summer,” which, for this episode, he said was BTS!
Well if you ask me, the sound of the summer is BTS. I am Jimin. I purple you. Little 7. I’m making a 7 layer BTS cake.
— Zach Kornfeld
Zach decided to make a churro-flavored cake after he did some research and found out that the members love churros. ARMYs are sure to know about BTS’s love for the food, and BTS’s close friend Halsey even once gifted the members some!
He explained that he used a french vanilla base for his ice cream since BTS once performed in Paris. However, Eugene Lee Yang jokingly pointed out that most big artists perform there too.
Zach took inspiration from the “Dynamite” music video when it came to adding food coloring to the cake! The goal was to be able to see 7 distinct layers when cutting into it.
Zach may have taken his BTS influence a bit too far when he added 5 sticks of butter to his frosting. He said he chose a buttercream frosting since the song of the summer is “Butter.” At least he dyed it purple, in true ARMY fashion!
He used a stencil to add the BTS logo on top of the cake, and even used the quote “Teamwork makes the dream work” while frosting it!
teamwork makes the dream work.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 19, 2013
Teamwork makes the dream work. Kinda like BTS, you know. Together as a team, they make magic. Kinda like us, the Try Guys. I guess what I’m saying is the Try Guys are kinda like the BTS of YouTube. And that makes me kinda like the Jimin of the Try Guys.
— Zach Kornfeld
Unfortunately, Zach’s cake overwhelmed the judges with its various flavors and textures. But his effort and his love for BTS totally came through in this episode!
Check out the hilarious full episode below!