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These Cakes Are All Deep Fakes

Toilet paper, Crocs, plants. They told us they were edible but who knew they could actually taste so good?

If you didn’t already feel like you couldn’t trust the screen on your phone, the latest trending Instagram profile might just throw you over the edge. In the past week, users on social media have seen their feeds flooded with videos of ordinary objects (such as Crocs) being sliced in half and revealed to have been cakes the entire time. The deceivingly realistic cakes have been mistaken for chicken thighs, bars of soap, and even heads. As the New York Times put it recently “it’s unsettling to see them cut open to reveal their sweet insides.” Called the Cake Trend, The Cake Slice Trend, and the Is This Another Cake Trend, the slew of videos went viral on July 8 after BuzzFeed Tasty shared a series of videos by bakers such as the Turkish baker, @redrosecake_tubageckil. on its Instagram feed.

The cakes, which have prompted the collective question “What is even REAL anymore??” are fantastically surprising and likely delicious.

Check them out below!

Some of the cakes featured come from Natalie Sideserf, the owner of Sideserf Cake Studio from Austin, Texas.

According to The New York Times, Sideser been baking her realistic cakes for years. “I’ve always called them ‘still life cakes,’” she told the Times. “They’re like a still life painting. I try to make them as realistic as possible.” She said she has seen an uptick in orders and just got a request for a hyper-realistic shoe cake this week.

Tuba Geçkil another one of the artists behind the cakes has been in the cake art industry for twelve years.

Geçkil teaches courses on cake making. According to BuzzFeed “At the 2016 IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany, Tuba won four gold medals for her realistic 3D simulating cakes of Angela Merkel, John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Michael Schumacher. This set a record for Turkey.”

The realistic cake trend is now being circulated about the internet and sparking all types of food jokes.

Who knew vegetables could potentially taste so good.

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Just be careful… not everything is a deep fake cake.

Mum Forced To Shave Head After Attacker Stuck Glue-Filled Hat On Her

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Mum Forced To Shave Head After Attacker Stuck Glue-Filled Hat On Her

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A Colombian woman has been forced to shave the hair off of her head after a man forced a hat filled with glue onto it. The attack, which occurred in front of the woman’s son, caused her to also suffer from second-degree burns.

Marcela Tascon was attacked last week by an unknown man who forced a corrosive substance on to her head.

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According to reports, Tascon was at her home when a man that she did not know rang the doorbell to her apartment building and claimed to be delivering flowers for her. After the man entered the apartment complex, Tascon opened her door. Before the attack, the man asked if she was Marcela Tascon.

“Once at the door of my house, and in front of my eight-year-old son, he threw the flowers at my feet, called me a “son of a b*tch”, and pulled the hat over my head,” Tascon recalled. “He ran away, my son was shouting, very scared, and I rushed to the bathroom to clean up my head and asked my son to call the police or friends.”

Soon after the incident, Tascon was taken to a hospital where she was treated for second-degree burns to her scalp.

“The doctor told me that this kind of attack is very common in Colombia, where it is called “doing the shampoo,” Tascon told Daily Mail. “It is commonly ordered by jealous wives after finding out their husbands had cheated on them or because they envy the other women.”

Doctors at the hospital were forced to shave Tascon’s head in order to properly treat the burns and remove the glue on her hair.

Tascon is the owner of a beauty salon that is located in the same building as her home. She said that prior to the attack, she received suspicious phone calls from a woman with a Colombian accent who asked to make an appointment with her. Tascon says the woman had called her months before asking to come in to do her hair at the salon and to receive the shop’s location.

‘Two weeks later, I saw a suspicious man in my building holding a mobile phone and I asked neighbors if they were expecting a visitor,’ she recalled.

Moments before the attack, Tuscon says that she received another phone call from someone she believes to be the same woman with a Colombian accent. Tascon believes the man had been sent by the woman to attack her. Police investigations have yet to be made and the investigation is ongoing.

A Couple Wore Swastika Masks To A Walmart But Got Mad When People Called Them Nazis

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A Couple Wore Swastika Masks To A Walmart But Got Mad When People Called Them Nazis

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An unidentified 59-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman’s choice to wear masks emblazoned with swastikas has caused them to be smacked with a one year ban by Walmart. The ban comes at the hands of the couple’s decision to go shopping in a Minnesota Walmart over the weekend while donning the masks which support white supremacy, nazism, and anti-semitism.

The couple wearing swastika masks have been banned from the retail store for at least a year after their behavior was caught on video.

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The unidentified couple were captured going through a checkout lane by Raphaela Mueller, a woman who filmed her encounter with them and then shared it on Facebook.

In the video, the woman wearing the mask can be seen holding up both of her middle fingers and saying “If you vote for [Joe] Biden, you’re going to be in Nazi Germany. That’s what it’s going to be like.”

She does this as another shopper tells her “You cannot be American and wear that mask.” In response, the woman rejected being labeled a Nazi. After patrons asked her to remove the mask she marched away and yelled, “F*** you.”

In her post about the incident, Mueller wrote “I was born and raised in Germany, and I grew up hearing about my great-grandmother who fought in the underground against the first wave of Nazis in the 1930s and 40s. Let me make this abundantly clear once and for all – THE SWASTIKA IS A HATE SYMBOL AND YOU DO NOT FLY THE FLAG, YOU DO NOT WEAR THE SYMBOL ANYWHERE ON YOUR BODY, YOU DO NOT USE OR DEFEND THIS SYMBOL, EVER. END OF STORY.”

Speaking to the Associated Press, Mueller went onto explain “I was speechless and shocked. I have heard of [things like this] happening in other places but I never thought I would see something like that.”

In response to the incident, police were called to the store and ultimately they served the couple with trespass notices on behalf of Walmart.

According to a Walmart spokesperson who talked to AP, the store offered the couple disposable face masks to change into but they both refused. Minnesota put into effect a mask mandate over the weekend that requires all customers at stores to wear masks.

“The incident is unacceptable, and the two customers involved were trespassed,” Walmart (who made masks mandatory for customers on July 20) said in a statement addressing the incident. “We will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment inside our stores.”

Soon after their interaction with the police, the man and woman were warned that they could be arrested if they decided to return to the store.