Alright we have another Twitter trend that I cannot wait to cut to the chase about. Did you see what I did there? Ahh, sweet puns, the icing on the cake of language. Okay, enough of that! Let's get to today's topic.
The recent, "everything is cake" meme popped up almost out of nowhere. In trying to do some research I could not exactly pinpoint how this meme started. What I do know is that the video screenshot below has been one of the most circulated posts under the trend. With almost 30 million views it's safe to say you may have seen this on your feed under the hashtag #cake.
The responses to this meme have been hilarious to say the least. From people breaking their electronics saying, "not everything is cake" to others joking about our planet being a hyper-real cake, Twitter is having a field day.
This post is dedicated to the recents meme about, "everything is a cake." It's a meme where people joke about how objects that don't look anything like care are actually a pastry. Again, I cannot track where the trend started but I'm sure there was some kind of visual element. I can see the allure of this trend because who doesn't love a good baking show? Whether it's The Great British Bakeoff or Cake Boss we're inherently fascinated by the artistry that goes into making cakes.
This trend takes that interest and just hyperbolizes it by focusing again on hyper real images. Like that cake actually did look like toilet paper! And that flower pot, wow, who knew you could do that with cake?!
However, things have gone somewhat dark in the everything is cake fun. There have been posts ranging from people questioning if they're just cake to cutting their friends to see if they're cake. Below are some screenshots on some of these reactions and responses that kind of went the dark humor route.
I think that trends on Twitter are special in that the most random things can be sensational. The cake meme on Twitter blew up, but for the most part I've seen it stay in the realm of Twitter. Currently I'm following some trends to write about but this one did deserve it's own sweet post.
Let me know have you seen or heard of this trend? And what's your favorite #cake? If you come across a trend or meme you'd like me to react to tag me! @Willsshowem
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Author William Samayoa
Marketer by profession and storyteller by passion. L.A. raised, proud Latino, and pop culture enthusiast.