Object cakes aren’t new. Innovative bakers have been turning everyday items into insanely realistic looking cakes for years. They’re the kind of thing you’re equal parts awed and disgusted by, wondering simultaneously how someone could make a cake look like a tube of toothpaste and why on earth anyone would actually want to eat it.
These Are All Cakes pic.twitter.com/ejArkJHaid
— Tasty (@tasty) July 8, 2020
The above video went viral last week in all its confounding glory. But people were less amazed by the cakes than they were horrified as to why someone would want to cut into and eat a pair of Crocs or bar of soap. Internet users began wondering if everything in their lives was also cake—including friends and relatives. Naturally, that led to several days of totally healthy, normal, reality-questioning jokes and memes.
baby it’s not a hickey she was just trying to find out if i was a cake or not
— lia (@liasmellson) July 12, 2020
Twitter these past few days with its cake posts pic.twitter.com/Ulnivzq360
— Saberspark (@Saberspark) July 11, 2020
what if you went to suck a dick and it turns out it’s cake
— ᶜᵒⁿˢᵗᵃⁿᵗⁱⁿᵉ (@greenIight) July 12, 2020
Can’t fool me, those are cakes https://t.co/KZVre2CYm9
— 🧍🏾♀️ (@ItsModiNextDoor) July 12, 2020
it's not a cake, rting for good luck https://t.co/utAFmWLXOn
— 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭, 𝐭𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐠𝐨. (@___tshego) July 12, 2020
He was never the villain, he just wanted some cake pic.twitter.com/jOUb8z02lD
— 𝒴𝓋𝑜𝓃𝓃𝑒 𝓢𝓷𝓮𝓪𝓴𝓮𝓻 𝓹𝓵𝓾𝓰👟😌 (@_E_vonn) July 13, 2020
By Monday, big brands and companies had caught on, effectively killing the jokes. But Twitter (and internet) users everywhere will remember the weekend when were were so collectively bored and beaten down from the rigors of reality that cake finally broke us.
Is everything cake? 📸
(But don't try cutting your gear at home.) pic.twitter.com/5u2FGawENC
— NikonUSA (@NikonUSA) July 13, 2020
we did a cake pic.twitter.com/DA7nhldhqD
— Kum & Go (@kumandgo) July 13, 2020