If you’ve been anywhere on the internet recently, especially Twitter, you may be confused by the vast amount of talk, videos, pictures and gifs of cake.
Unlike some more niche internet discussion this one is rather easy to explain. For years now bakers and confectionery artists have been creating cakes which look like everyday objects, only to bust out a knife and cut into their creation revealing it to be cake all along.
While this has been going on for a long time it has recently become popular thanks to certain edited videos, especially the one by the account Tasty embedded below:
These Are All Cakes pic.twitter.com/ejArkJHaid
— Tasty (@tasty) July 8, 2020
From this many people have perpetuated the joke that anything in your life could actually be a cake. You, your loved ones, even the planet could be cake.
An interesting parallel to this series of jokes is the one from Portal and the now infamous and tired line “the cake is a lie“. The video from Tasty also features a cake shaped like a toilet roll, something of a symbol for 2020 after people horded it in droves fearing a shortage at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An example of this is our header image which is taken from this video by channel Sugar High Score published back in March – long before this new cake craze but squarely within the whole toilet paper kerfuffle.
Below are some of the interesting takes and jokes from the internet that have garnered some notoriety recently.
The year is 2030. Bakery art is so realistic, literally anything could be cake. The uncertainty has gripped the world in fear. I go to hug my wife for comfort. She is cake.
— MehGyver (@TheAndrewNadeau) July 9, 2020
the scene in Ex Machina where Caleb cuts his arm open to see if he’s a robot but it’s to see if he’s made of cake
— g (@tostopworrying) July 10, 2020
— Dan Martin (@deathbulge) July 12, 2020
the internet overused the joke “the cake is a lie” so much that it has fully wrapped around into being “that object is a lie. it’s secretly a cake”
— Hard Drive (@HardDriveMag) July 12, 2020
To see if I was cake
— tim macgabhann (@el_fodongo) July 12, 2020
Rei was actually cake all along pic.twitter.com/4vJZ9faSzD
— Tim Liljefors🔪OCCULT (@TimLiljefors) July 12, 2020
I have no regrets pic.twitter.com/ppcyt36a0D
— intergalatic space bi (@br00klynb0und) July 13, 2020
Sith cakes are his specialty. pic.twitter.com/xHs2WhAebN
— *BLM* White Wolf of the Whills *BLM* (@Behemous) July 13, 2020
Still shocked by the Final Fantasy 7 Remake twist at the very end pic.twitter.com/ponTPb2rFX
— Lulu 🌈🍔OP (270/969) (@luulubuu) July 12, 2020
— Nic Sampson (@NicSampson) July 12, 2020