Can an onion just be an onion anymore? Not in 2020 it can't.
This year has done so much damage to our collective psyches that simply nothing can be trusted anymore, not even cake. A resurgence in the things-that-aren't-cake-are-actually-cake trend is melting our brains again all over social media. Inanimate objects, vegetables, even pub meals are all being revealed to be hyper-realistic cakes with the hashtag #EverythingIsCake.
* looks at LEGO collection* are you cake? pic.twitter.com/FrBCP8qNYv— Nerdist (@nerdist) July 12, 2020
Soap, water, your dog, maybe even you could be cake.
i am not amused i am traumatized please end this https://t.co/aQe0qrkT9X— gaymer (@legallyines) July 13, 2020
Toilet paper rolls became the most popular cake-not-cake trend of the pandemic, in a tribute to those of us who panic-bought them by the truckload at the start of lockdown.
American baker Natalie Sideserf's creations have been some of the most shared on the hashtag, including her pickle cake, egg McMuffin cake and even a cake version of K-Pop star Jimin from the band BTS.
One of my favorite cakes is the size of a pickle pic.twitter.com/hwuSHJ44Dd— Natalie Sideserf (@NatalieSideserf) July 12, 2020
British baker Ben Cullen has also gained thousands of social media fans with videos of his creations, including chicken breasts, a bottle of Coke and a glass of water.
The trend has sent the Twitterverse into a fondant-covered spin as people react to seeing onions, bottles of detergent and crocs get sliced into cream-filled sponge cakes.
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
when the french said “let them eat cake” how did they know what was and wasn’t cake?— ImAllexx (@ImAllexx) July 12, 2020
2007: The cake is a lie— EL GUILLASTROSO (@Guillastroso) July 12, 2020
2020: Cake is the only truth. Everything is cake. I am cake. https://t.co/Ow7idykAUh
The only good surprise cake was the glass of water. No more, please. We need things to be what they say they are in this trying time.— Sally Rugg (@sallyrugg) July 13, 2020
Just patiently waiting here for a cake version of the COVID-19 vaccine.