Internet users struggled to determine if this image was of a cake or an Amazon package.
The hyperreal cake was one of the many viral food trends of 2020. We saw how cakes were designed by amazingly talented bakers to look exactly like household items. This spawned an avalanche of hilarious memes and videos on social media, where people tried to cut things off in their homes in the hope that they turned out to be a piece of cake. The year 2021 saw the hyperrealistic cake trend take it a step further, with home chefs and bakers trying out cake shapes like never before. Recently, we saw the viral photos of a man in a hospital bed, which also turned out to be a cake. And now photos from an Amazon package have also gone viral – because that was a cake, too! The cake was first shared on Twitter by the baker on her handle:
***** TEISAN YW HON, DIM bocs Amazon! *****
THIS IS A CAKE, NOT an Amazon box!
My son’s surprise birthday cake!
Penblwydd hapus yn 24 Kaney!
Happy 24th Birthday Kaney!#birthday#cake#birthday cake# birthday boy#Anglesey#illusioncake#illusionpic.twitter.com/2Ed2ODDnlr
– Nina’s cake shack (@angleseycakeart) February 2, 2021
Yn dilyn mon mhost ddoe, teisan bocs Amazon, dyma’r prawf i ddangos mai teisen ydyw. ????
– Nina’s cake shack (@angleseycakeart) February 3, 2021
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Created by Twitter user @angeleseycakeart, the wonderful creation was actually intended for the birthday of the baker’s son. “THIS IS A CAKE, NOT an Amazon box! My son’s surprise birthday cake! Happy 24th birthday Kaney,” she wrote in her tweet. The timing for the cake was quite appropriate considering that placing and receiving orders online via packages is quite common. Photos of the cake went viral on Twitter, and they were picked up by other social media users as well as Amazon UK. “Real or Cake,” they wrote asking users to guess if the package was actually a cake. Looked:
Real ???? or cake ????? It’s a great example of what we love to see delivered to our doorstep, but is this cutting edge creation good enough to eat?
– Amazon.com (@AmazonUK) February 11, 2021
Omds not that shit again wtf pic.twitter.com/b1fsQihngf
– ً (@rxmchls) February 18, 2021
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Users could not stay calm when seeing the wonderful hyperreal cake which looked exactly like an Amazon package. The tweets then received over 500,000 likes and thousands of comments. The incredible details on the packaging, including the stone floor, made the cake even more authentic. Many Twitter users praised the cake maker, while others shared their disbelief upon seeing the hyperreal cake. Take a look at some of the responses from social media users:
pls, no, not yet, pls more, more cake pic.twitter.com/DFUBWuOjuw
– rihannas⁷ latex tits (•) (•) (@uwucarlee) February 19, 2021
It’s actually quite impressive
– Sir Saucee III (@ModdedGamingInc) February 19, 2021
No, it’s not all a cake yet
– ???? ???????????????? (@ yesyesyall17) February 19, 2021
I knew it was a cake because all my Amazon delivery boxes looked like this pic.twitter.com/jaQqvYiQYb
– Danny (@danny__banks) February 19, 2021
Imagine leaving that cake out for the parcel thieves ????
– Ecko (@ wcolton2613) February 19, 2021
Imagine seeing this in front of your door and picking it up to put it under your arm pic.twitter.com/ghiaiGMqn7
– KSB ???????? ???? (@kfRedhot) February 19, 2021
What do you think of the images shown – an Amazon package or a cake? Let us know what you thought first in the comments below!
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