We've seen some pretty weird internet trends circulate in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. There was the bizarre #PillowChallenge where people were tying their pillows to their bodies with a belt like a dress. Then there were those ridiculous but hilarious Gossip Girl memes that demonstrated that people were very bored in quarantine. And now, social media is swarming with new "made of cake" memes based on a running joke where people are convinced they're... made of cake. Yes, we have collectively lost it.
How Did The "Made Of Cake" Meme Start
We can thank Tasty, the world's largest food network, for the internet's newfound belief that everything is made of cake. On July 8, Tasty released a video titled "These Are All Cakes," where they showed a knife cutting into objects that seemed to be what they looked like, but ended up actually being cake. From toilet paper and potted plants to Crocs and even pizza, each super-realistic-looking item was shown to be a cake in disguise.
But rather than simply applaud the cake makers' skill, the internet took an interesting turn. It began with a few people in the comments jokingly making videos of them cutting into their own household items and Tweeting things like "It's not working for me." And from there, it took a hilariously wild turn.
Memes popped up all over social media showing people freaking out about whether everything was a cake. And from there, the memes began.
The Best "Made Of Cake" Memes
While recognizing how convoluted the whole "made of cake" memes were, I also scrolled through as many as possible and laughed at each and every one. I'm not sure if it was the memes themselves or the realization that all of the internet was having a communal breakdown that really did it for me, but I enjoyed every single meme. Here are some of my favorites:
I wonder what I'd think about this Tweet if I didn't know about the meme.
Is it really a meme without an adorable but threatening Kirby?
I mean, it had to be done.
Even Air Bud is contemplating his existence.
Maybe there should be a warning label with these memes.
If NASA's in on the meme, you know it's a big deal.
Even our favorite Netflix series about a murderous stalker took part in the cake meme fun.
There were also plenty of celebrities who took part in the trend. And when celebrities are this bored, you know it's bad.
Lil Nas X makes a lot of points here.
Are Diplo's songs just cakes too???
Makes total sense now. Phineas and Ferb were just master bakers.
NGL, so did I.
Well, that took a surprising turn.
If makeup artists are picking up on the trend, it's only getting started.
And though she didn't make one of her own, Chrissy Teigen did Tweet to show her appreciation for the trend:
How To Make Your Own "Made Of Cake" Meme
There's really no rules when it comes to this meme because it's based on something so utterly ridiculous. Whether you post your own picture of you pretending to cut into something or reuse one of the memes already in existence, you can take part in the very confusing fun.
So long as you find a way to express that you're questioning your own existence, as well as the existence of everyone around you in a way that references pop culture... you've joined the club.