If you’re feeling slightly traumatized from seeing a gorgeous pair of Crocs sliced in half, a roll of toilet paper demolished, or a lively-looking plant hacked apart with a giant knife, just know you’re not alone.
It’s a bit unnerving to watch everyday objects be carved up on your social media timelines without warning, but if you keep watching, you’ll learn that these objects are, in fact, all edible cakes.
Viral cake-cutting videos have been making the rounds on social media after Buzzfeed’s Tasty account shared a compilation of @redrosecake_tubageckil’s realistic-looking baked goods on July 8.
Chef Tuba Geçkil of Red Rose Cake specializes in making 3-D cakes that look so real that the sheer act of slicing them in half is intriguing — and in some cases, extremely jarring. Chef Geçkil has 2.71K YouTube subscribers, and regularly shares her masterful creations (like the below cup of coffee, which is also a cake) to Facebook and Instagram. But Tasty’s compilation video, which was tweeted with the caption, “These are all cakes,” is what’s been dominating timelines lately and giving the already-haunted people of Twitter some cake-filled nightmares.
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Since Chef Geçkil’s videos took off online, clips from other realistic cake artists like @NatalieSideserf and @The_Bakeking have been shared. The illusion cakes are both genuinely impressive and deeply disturbing, especially the bulldog and human hand???
I’ve made A LOT of realistic food cakes over the past year! They are great for trying out new techniques 👍 You can see how I made all of these cakes at https://t.co/hH4Y6fKIOo If you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel, I just want to say I love you 😘😆 pic.twitter.com/yg17IP6p86
— Natalie Sideserf (@NatalieSideserf) May 29, 2020
Anyway, as you can imagine, the people who’ve seen these videos are now having some real trust issues. Is everything cake? Are your Crocs actually cake? Have people been cake this whole time? There are so many questions.
Horrified to find that Helen, my wife of thirty years, is a cake. The ranch-style home where we raised three wonderful sons? Also a cake. Randall Jr., Vincent, and Cody? Cakes. The life we built, cake. My gaze drifts to the knife block on the counter. Could it be? Could *I* be?
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) July 12, 2020
I sob in despair as I eat my cake wife. She is delicious.
— MehGyver (@TheAndrewNadeau) July 9, 2020
🎵(cake me up) Cake me up inside (I can’t cake up) Cake me up inside 🎵
— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) July 12, 2020
please tell me my family isn’t cake
— pj evans (@pjayevans) July 12, 2020
So I went to make some cuts to my script and… it’s cake.
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) July 12, 2020
Your honor, in my client’s defense, she thought her husband was a cake.
— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) July 12, 2020
YouTube Rewind 2020:
YO THAT’S NOT TOILET PAPER IT’S CAKE THOOOO
— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) July 12, 2020
hear me out what if the knife turns things into cake
— Mike “Mike Rugnetta” Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) July 12, 2020
We get it – everything’s cake! I’m cake! You’re cake! We’re all cake!
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 12, 2020
🎶 cut my life into pieces/ my life is actually cake🎶
— Yassir Lester (@Yassir_Lester) July 12, 2020
i have eaten
that were in
you were probably
but were they
were they actually
but why would
why would you
— jonny sun (@jonnysun) July 12, 2020
Gave myself a paper cut this morning. Turns out I am not cake.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 12, 2020
This isn’t the first time Tasty has shared a distressing cake compilation on social media, and it’s definitely not the first time they’ve tried to mess with our heads. (Remember the rage-inducing “bigger than before” egg video?) All we’re saying is 2020 has already been a lot. Did we really need to add cake drama to the mix?
Before we go hate-watch more cake cutting videos, we’d like to remind you to not actually cut yourself open in an attempt to find out if you are cake. As far as we know cakes can’t read, so if you made it this far in the article you’re most likely human.