Real howtobasic
Biographical info
Aliases HTB
Species Human
Gender Male
Born July 8th 1978
Relative(s) George Smith (Father)

Anna Isabella (Mother) Maria Smith (2nd Child Sister) Olive Smith (3rd Child Sister)

Residence Southern Realm 6.2. Perth, Australia
Political info
Nationality Australian
Occupation YouTuber, Chef
Rank Chef
Miscellaneous info
First Appearance Vomit Cake
Hair Cake
Role Assistant Cook
Cake Decorator
Actor/Actress As Himself
*Unintelligible gibberish*
- Everything that comes out of HowToBasic's mouth.

HowToBasic is one of the four greatest chefs in the world, alongside Filthy Frank, Maxmoefoe and IDubbbzTV. He appears in all three cooking episodes: the "Vomit Cake", the "Hair Cake" and the "Human Cake" episodes, where he filmed and helped the crew bake cakes.


HowToBasic has not revealed his true identity yet, saying it makes him "more mysterious". Fans have attempted to find him in Max's videos, yet still little is known about his identity. A fan theory is that he is just a large raw chicken with arms and legs. Despite all this, he has done an interview before. He only did the interview on the condition that his voice pitch was altered and his face was censored, so his true identity is unknown.

He employs the use of eggs as his trademark item, which is also seen in Vomit Cake when he throws eggs at Frank. In his own videos he throws and breaks eggs often, and probably has an egg fetish.

On Friday the 13, 2015, he reappeared in the "Hair Cake" episode as the camera man, again.

HowToBasic nominated Frank to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and possibly appeared in the video.

HowToBasic has also done a Chin-Chin Sacrifice with MaxMoeFoe, in which they gave birth to Negative Chin Chin and burned shit in Max's backyard.



  • Filthy Frank has mentioned in his tweet that HowToBasic is actually his own father, Dade. However, this has yet to be confirmed by HowToBasic himself.
  • He, as well as Frank, MaxMoeFoe, and Dolan Därk, is part of the SHRIMPSON BOYS.