Onion? Pizza? Toilet paper? Everything is cake in this social trend

Story by CBC Kids News • Published 2020-07-17 18:16

Warning: Reading this might make you very hungry for cake

From potted plants to bags of chips, a viral internet trend is leaving people guessing between what’s real and what’s cake. 

Here’s how it works: people decorate cake to make it look like a real object and then slice into it to reveal that it was secretly cake all along.

A knife cuts into what looks like an eggplant, but turns out to be cake.

Creators like @redrosecake_tubageckil have been posting cakes like this for years but the trend went viral in early July when Tasty, a food network with a big social media following, posted a compilation of ultra-realistic cakes masked as household objects.

Here are a some of the highlights from Tasty’s compilation video:

A knife cuts into what looks like a potted plant, but turns out to be cake.

(Tasty/Twitter, originally posted by @redrosecake_tubageckil/Instagram)

A knife cuts into what looks like a toilet paper roll, but turns out to be cake.

(Tasty/Twitter, originally posted by @redrosecake_tubageckil/Instagram)

That led countless internet users to question whether or not everything is in fact cake, including food, pets and plants.

Check out these Doritos — they look pretty real, right? Well, it’s actually cake.

A tweet from @trapkeez, showing what looks like a bag of Doritos on the left, but turns out to be cake.

And these lemons and onions? Cake.

A tweet from @rainycone, showing what looks like a lemon and onion, but turns out to be cake.

Surely this big breakfast is real? Nope, once again, it’s cake.

A tweet from @aurelietshiama showing what looks like a big breakfast, but turned out to be cake.

The trend quickly snowballed into a meme, with some saying they don’t know the difference anymore between real life and cake.

A meme posted by @yakmekondolae showing a cow staring out into an ocean, saying

Some have even suggested that perhaps everything was cake all along.

A tweet from @DakDeMarco shows a meme of the inside of Earth revealed to be cake. One astronaut says

A tweet from @Uber saying


TOP IMAGE CREDIT: (@redrosecake_tubageckil/Instagram)

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