My baking skills are questionable at best, and potentially dangerous at worst, if that last batch of brownies is anything to go on.
If someone hurled one of those things at an unsuspecting bystander it would maim them.
So, I put down the scale and measuring cups, much to the relief of my partner, our oven, and the neighbours.
For the more gifted, however, baked goods have become a soothing pastime during the pandemic, and if you stay away from social media you can probably convince yourself that you’d win The Great British Bake Off given half the chance.
Scroll through social media and you’ll discover that there’s always someone out there who can put you to shame, and those people are making cakes that look like things that should never be cake.
In doing so, they have ripped the sacred fabric of society by making us question our very existence.
Behold, a compilation:
And, the cakes that allegedly started it all, by Turkish food artist Tuba Geckil:
These Are All Cakes pic.twitter.com/ejArkJHaid
— Tasty (@tasty) July 8, 2020
If you ever feel the need to make a cake that looks like a raw turkey, go wild with Sarah Hardy:
Now that world no longer makes sense, let’s see what social media had to say about it.
Over to TIME:
Hyper-realistic cakes have sent some people spiralling down a slippery slope and finding themselves wondering, what if everything is cake?
After all, if a Croc can be cake—or a can of White Claw or Angela Merkel or a Louis Vuitton handbag— can’t everything be cake?
To work through these feelings, people are using memes to unpack what is and isn’t cake, what could be cake, and how it all fits into both history and our contemporary moment.
Take it away, Twitter:
Oh my god, I thought this was a cake but it’s a fucking human woman! pic.twitter.com/DZG4LgI2ZF
— 🗽 Caissie “Pretty Scared, You?” St.Onge (@Caissie) July 12, 2020
We are all cake.
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