Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (cake) somewhere, you’ll have heard about the ‘cake’ meme that has taken over the Internet.
It started with a viral video by Buzzfeed’s Tasty website, where they featured the work of Turkish chef and food artist Tuba Geckil, called ‘Can you Believe This is Cake?’
Geckil creates incredible hyper-realistic pieces of food art, that once sliced open reveal themselves to be cake. The Internet went wild for the video and it spawned a million memes.
Because 2020 has so far been such a surreal experience, the video sent people down a rabbit hole, where they started wondering whether everything is cake. 'What if the world really is cake?' people asked.
The hyper-real cake art trend is nothing new. Noma’s Rene Redzepi recently brought back his famous plant pot cake, and the work of chef Ben Churchill has long been bending the minds of foodies with his hyper-realistic creations that resemble ashtrays or chicken breasts.
It’s all good fun, and we love it when food memes take over the internet. Welcome to our world.
Here’s a look at some of Tuba Geckil's creations from her Red Rose Bakery Instagram account.
And here's a look at the cake memes that have people all over the world wondering if their world is actually cake. Thanks, 2020.