Trump Cake Tweets & Memes Prove This Night Is Just Getting Started
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Donald Trump and his camp ordered a massive cake in the shape of Donald Trump and everything was weird again. This election has been a bit of a dumpster fire all around, but wheeling in a desert that's equal parts creepy, sinister, and awkward as hell, to celebrate what your team hopes will be a night of victorious revelry has to top the list of "weird things we did in 2016, that no one should ever talk about ever again, but probably will anyway." As usual, Twitter was on top of things, as the wave of hysterical Trump cake tweets and memes proves. And if you thought the evening would be over 10 minutes after the final call announcing either Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton as the new president-elect, you were so, so wrong: As long as this cake is around, the Twitter party will continue.
According to reports, the cake was meant to be a "victory cake," but with its sad, doleful eyes, sagging cheeks, mottled skin tone, and a look in its eyes that seemed more "What dark choices have I made in my life" rather than "Tonight, we ride" (which, in all fairness is a pretty accurate re-creation), calling it a "victory cake" feels a little overly-confident.
Razor-sharp Twitter users wasted no time in pointing out all outstanding aspects of the viral oddity:
*Whispers*— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) November 8, 2016
"I'd still eat the Trump cake" pic.twitter.com/8QHdPBSpUV
ATTENTION TWITTER: TRUMP CAKE IS THE NEW CRYING JORDAN PLEASE SUBSTITUTE TRUMP CAKE IN ALL CRYING JORDAN APPLICATIONS— Sigh Hersh (turkey) (@Ugarles) November 8, 2016
Wait, this is the cake for Trump's party?!— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) November 8, 2016
It looks like it should be the cake for Hillary's.
I really hope Tiffany gets a picture of Trump's face when he sees this cake https://t.co/Z8hG2OsCZH— #ImWithHer (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 8, 2016
LGBTQ CAKE SHOP OWNER: A cake you say? That captures Donald Trump? We can have that done in less than an hour. No cost. It's OUR pleasure pic.twitter.com/G2QKbEjDw3— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) November 8, 2016
That cake was probably sculpted by a beautiful 10 of a baker while Trump sang “Hello.”— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) November 8, 2016
Wow, even the Trump cake looks sad. https://t.co/zOySzF6Xkn— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 8, 2016
Trump cake wonders when it all started to go so wrong. https://t.co/4jutStyTJh— Megan Thompson (@MeganThompson) November 8, 2016
The election ends tonight but I will be forever haunted by this Trump cake— Brittany (@beesemaster) November 8, 2016
OMG it really is a perfect likeness! trump cake pic.twitter.com/kqj29kb4my— Glenn Rice (@glennrice) November 8, 2016
Haven't we all baked a Trump cake that turned out all terrified Christopher Walken? https://t.co/wn0ePxlDK7— Ron Martínez (@ronmartinez) November 8, 2016
Does that Trump Cake remind anyone else of this? pic.twitter.com/Y9M8TojAFP— WILL McCRABB (@mccrabb_will) November 8, 2016
Of course, some were more concerned with how the cake actually tasted, which, we can all agree, likely has a very specific flavor:
That cake must taste like tic tacs and regret— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 8, 2016
The baker who crafted the cake probably didn't intend for her creation to become a viral sensation, but it's safe to assume that pretty much everyone's nights were made when the Trump camp wheeled that spongey, fondant-covered monstrosity through the doors of Trump HQ (that includes Trump's supporters, who can spin almost anything into gold).
"Trump didn’t know; his son knew, and it’s a surprise for him," baker and Pratt Institute grad Melissa Alt told Inverse on Tuesday. According to Alt, who also made a Hillary Clinton victory cake, the massive creation took around 50 hours to bake, and weighs in at a whopping 40 pounds. "It took me like 20 hours to sculpt just the heads," Alt said. "Baking Hillary was a little more difficult because Donald has very distinct features, so it was very easy for me to sculpt those."
Here's hoping that Alt has a lot of time on her hands — because there are a lot of hangry Americans who are probably going to want their own custom-made Trump cake now.