Cakes That Look Like Real Objects Have Become A Huge Meme
"The French beheading Marie Antoinette was their way of finding out if she was made of cake or not."
Over the last few days, the most random memes about cake have gone viral. But why?
Well, turns out that everyone’s talking about cake because people are fed up with baked goods that look like real objects. Honestly, at this point, it’s near impossible to tell whether something is real or if it’s cake.
The conversation about hating cakes that look like real objects kicked off over the weekend when BuzzFeed Tasty shared an almost four-minute compilation of @redrosecake_tubageckil‘s realistic cakes. Uploaded on July 9, the viral video — which features edible version of Crocs, pot plants, soap and toilet paper — has now amassed 28 million views in four days.
These Are All Cakes pic.twitter.com/ejArkJHaid
— Tasty (@tasty) July 8, 2020
Despite Tasty literally captioning their video with “These Are All Cakes,” the edible items still confused people online.
While these type of videos are normally seen as mesmerising, the far too realistic nature of the cakes featured threw the internet into a spin. And quickly, people started to question whether anything, or anyone, in the world is real or if everything is just… cake.
i have chained my roommate to the kitchen table. i will be cutting him open to see if he’s a cake. he says he isn’t, but that’s exactly something a cake would say https://t.co/DdBFYGmHVg
— royse (@Roysenotes) July 10, 2020
you try to call for help but the phone is a cake
— Jims Wid (@jamesodinwade) July 9, 2020
I’m so traumatized I thought this was going to be a cake https://t.co/sQyRXmlZ43
— KB (@KaraRBrown) July 12, 2020
We’re actually living in a world where the person sitting beside you could be a cake https://t.co/ZlR1K8yVts
— kany (@kanyinsola111) July 11, 2020
The viral Croc cake video then inspired more bakers to share their lifelike creations — like onions, lettuce, Filet-O-Fish burgers and oysters — which only stressed people out even more.
In response to all the cake content swirling around online, people begun to take the piss out of these videos by trying to hack into items that were definitely not cake. But at this point, the only way to know is by cutting into them.
guys i’m genuinely distressed i can’t take this shit anymore pic.twitter.com/vUl54Ro444
— iz (@evillanelles) July 11, 2020
Pls advise, it’s not working for me. pic.twitter.com/wd61wCeUGT
— Mike Kelton (@mikekelton) July 9, 2020
unbelievable cake pic.twitter.com/R2IkHmcYmA
— maureen monahan (@momonahan) July 9, 2020
From here, cakes that look like real objects became its own huge meme. Namely, people having an existential crisis over whether anything, including themselves, were real anymore or just some form of delicious, fondant-covered baked good.
So here are all the best cake memes you can enjoy while wondering if anything around you is even real:
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
me trying to find out if im a cake too pic.twitter.com/GIIoz6nYej
— jay (@yajpeg) July 10, 2020
they put u to sleep during surgery bc the government doesn’t want u to know that ur actually a cake
— asiya (@ossiyuh) July 12, 2020
don't trust anyone, not even yourself pic.twitter.com/YRqGZhpt9l
— james🌋 (@fueiho_boogie_) July 12, 2020
the french beheading marie antoinette was their way of finding out if she was made of cake or not
— ً (@filmcal) July 11, 2020
Me proving to my friends that I'm not cake even though they never asked me to pic.twitter.com/M0P4uphzDQ
— Josh Johnson* (@JoshtheSandwich) July 12, 2020
— sef (@dekunokun) July 12, 2020
127 hours but when he finally cuts his arm it’s a cake
— 𝕤𝕦𝕟𝕗𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣 (@spinubzilla) July 11, 2020
me at a funeral after saying we should cut the person open to see if they’re cake pic.twitter.com/m0R2Fa3dRU
— nope (@LilNasX) July 12, 2020
just dropped a butter knife on my foot and discovered that I am cake
— Shayne Topp (@supershayne) July 11, 2020
If everything is cake…. then what about actual cakes….? 😰 pic.twitter.com/e01CkznXxO
— ♡ JV ♡ (@javi_draws) July 12, 2020
Laughing with my friends after testing to see it they’re actually a cake pic.twitter.com/BLTXIqFvtt
— Curtis Kimberlin Jr (@ckimberlinjr) July 11, 2020
I think that’s enough Internet for me today pic.twitter.com/JW7mRr5vdR
— Jefe🇬🇾 (@shaqaveli_182) July 12, 2020
The conspirators attempt to stab Julius Caesar only to discover that he too is made of cake
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) July 12, 2020
YouTube Rewind 2020:
YO THAT'S NOT TOILET PAPER IT'S CAKE THOOOO
— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) July 12, 2020
Me checking if my boy is actually a cake pic.twitter.com/lyC3ay0sPO
— TJ 🇱🇨🇯🇲 (@Quantum_King_) July 11, 2020
gender reveal where you cut into a baby and reveal that it’s a cake
— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) July 11, 2020
“R u cake yes or no” pic.twitter.com/CrEcyRznUF
— TZE THEE CHUN (@thetzechun) July 12, 2020