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Remember a few weeks ago when an election was happening and a really sad cake was delivered to Trump Tower? Sure, you do.

That cake has been forever burned in our memories as #TrumpCake, the internet sensation that took the Donald Trump’s unmistakable visage and turned it into a frosted Rorschach test. Even before anyone had a chance to slice it, Twitter had a field day with it. Was it happy? Was it sad? Did it look like actor Rutger Hauer? Did somebody say cake?

via I Beat Nemesis

Now, The New York Daily News caught up with the 24-year-old artist behind this inedible mixture of sugar and tape. In this short profile with artist and baker Melissa Alt, the Daily News divulges the artist’s history and process. We also get a peak behind the cake she made for Hillary, which isn’t as scary as the Trump one, but what is?

Check out the video behind this fascinating pastry.

lgbtq cake whole foods Whole Foods Is Suing the Man Who Claimed They Sold Him a Cake Decorated With a Homophobic Slur
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Pastor Jordan D Brown claimed to have gotten this awful cake from Whole Foods. He shared a picture of the cake with the statement:

That’s not the cake I ordered, @WholeFoodsand I am offended for myself & the entire community

He also got a lawyer, and filmed this "unboxing" video as proof that the cake had not been tampered with. 




Whole Foods, a notably progressive grocery store chain, has countered with a thorough investigation. They are now suing the pastor in regard to his claim, which they believe to be false. According to Uproxx, Whole Foods issued this statement:

After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney.

We stand behind our bakery team member, who is part of the LGBTQ community, and we appreciate the team members and shoppers who recognize that this claim is completely false and directly contradicts Whole Foods Market’s inclusive culture, which celebrates diversity.

Whole Foods also released a video showing Brown and the cashier while the cake was being purchased where neither one seemed to notice the odd wording on the cake.

cake censorship This Cake Was Too Sexy for Instagram
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This is a picture of an Easter Simnel cake, a cake that sounds delicious and is very common in the UK around this time of year. They usually look about like this one but Instagram found it just too risque and suspended the account of the woman who posted it. 


via @jennifermoseleychef

Her daughter brought this to wider attention on social media after Instagram refused to restore the account saying that, "We understand that people have different ideas about what’s okay to share on Instagram, but to keep Instagram safe, we require everyone to follow our guidelines." according to Mashable


via @fionamoseley

Fortunately, Instagram decided to take a second look into the matter and, presumably when an actual human laid eyes on the cake for the first time in this process, they restored the account. 

Hey Everybody, the Kid Who Ate a Cake In 'Matilda' Is a Man Now
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For whatever reason, the internet has just caught onto the fact that the fat child who ate an entire cake on Matilda hit puberty and came out the other end as a pretty good looking dude.  You may not have been aware, but someone made the cast of Matilda get together and reenact favorite fan moments at a reunion for a bonus feature in a 2013 edition of the movie. 

For those of you who have just discovered a new celebrity crush, here's the scene with him all grown up: 

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Lisa Sarber Aldrich went to her local grocery store to get a birthday cake with a personal message. The cake didn't turn out as well as expected, but Aldrich had the chance to make someone's day much better simply by being polite and kind to the person who had helped her. She shared the story below with the image of the cake on Facebook and the feel-good post now has over 90,000 shares.

Picked out a cake at Meijer. Asked bakery-looking-employee if she could write on it for me. She said she would, and after a long time, she came and presented me with this cake. I looked her In the eye and said thank you before I even looked at the cake. After looking, I nervously laughed and headed to check out- it didn't really matter to me that it looked so bad- I thought people would think it was funny. The cashiers at the self check out didn't think it was so funny though, and called a few more cashiers and a manager over to look, even taking pictures. To my surprise, after they discussed it, one cashier put her arm on my shoulder and said "the girl who wrote that has Autism. Thank you for smiling and thanking her- even though she's not supposed to write on cakes, you probably made her day."
So I guess the moral of the story is that kindness is important!


Aldrich also shared this quick update addressing a few of the most common comments she received.

1. I am a real person. 2. This is not a Meijer marketing ploy. 3. I never asked for all this publicity, I just wanted...

Posted by Lisa Sarber Aldrich on Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Remember to be nice to each other everyone!

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