When a sad looking cake in the likeness of Donald Trump’s face was snapped being wheeled into Trump Tower yesterday afternoon, the internet had a field day.
The cake face was photoshopped onto babies, superposed over iconic images and incorporated into famous movies scenes (really making you re-think that sexy scene between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in “Ghost”).
pic.twitter.com/26NjPQMjdZ— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) November 8, 2016
Too much? #TrumpCake pic.twitter.com/8KabIWDF9C— Glenn Rice (@glennrice) November 8, 2016
#TrumpCake memes still going strong: https://t.co/oiuXDIrSf9 #electionday pic.twitter.com/HFgcIuuRgt— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) November 8, 2016
Meanwhile, Melissa Alt, the 24-year old New Jersey native who designed the cake, looked on with complete surprise as #TrumpCake started trending.
“It’s crazy, I wasn’t expecting it!” Alt told People Magazine. “We just went to Trump Tower to deliver it and there were people outside who went crazy taking pictures and spreading the word.”
Alt had the idea to make the cake after a client ordered an edible bust of Hillary Clinton.
“My manager’s friend knows Donald Trump Jr. so we asked them if they wanted the cake and they said yes,” she said. “I thought it was a good opportunity and it went well.”
The cake, which took 50 hours to make, was made out of chocolate and topped with fondant icing. When asked about Trump’s sad expression, Alt explained she was just trying to be as realistic as possible.
“Honestly, I was trying to capture Trump in the images I took of him from the Internet, and just worked from them,” she told the Boston Globe.
While Alt won’t comment on which candidate she had chosen to support this election, she admitted that she’s excited to be thrown into the midst of it all.
“I think it’s a pretty intense election that people won’t forget, so it’s exciting to be a part of it through the cake.”
At this point, there’s nothing really funny about this election cycle.
But there are a few topical gems that we thought were worth sharing—guaranteed for a smile or two (or at the very least some much needed entertainment while waiting in the voting line).
That time this Trump surrogate mixed up “Molotov cocktails” with “mazel tov cocktails.”
Marco Rubio’s earnest attempt at saying “good Shabbos.”
This guy, who was so sick of being confused for two very famous white-haired men that he made a t-shirt to clear it up.
Just saw this dude in a diner and I want to be his friend. pic.twitter.com/ZfMiUI8cEy— Travon Free (@Travon) November 6, 2016
The creation of this Bernie Sanders parody Twitter account.
THIS BLIZZARD IS A BLATANT ATTEMPT BY MOTHER NATURE TO DISTRACT THE MEDIA FROM THE REAL ISSUES AT HAND— Bernie Thoughts (@berniethoughts) January 23, 2016
COFFEE IS HOT BEAN JUICE—I’M NOT MAKING A CRITICISM SO MUCH AS A REMINDER— Bernie Thoughts (@berniethoughts) February 8, 2016
When Mike Pence held up a sign written in Hebrew that was supposed to read “Make America Great Again”—but translated roughly as “To Reverse America to Great Once More.”
That time Ivanka Trump quoted Hillel the Elder — and credited Emma Watson by mistake.
See more #ITwisewords: https://t.co/KzEUXBsXFb #quote #inspiration pic.twitter.com/mWFdLSxaL3— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 9, 2016
This. Just because.
Yiddish made its debut in the election last December when Donald Trump mocked rival Hillary Clinton for getting “schlonged” in her primary fight eight years ago with President Barack Obama.
As the campaign enters its final days, the mameloshn has re-emerged after Scottie Nell Hughes, a surrogate for the Republican nominee, mixed up “Molotov cocktails” with “mazel tov cocktails” in a CNN interview.
What is a “mazel tov cocktail” pic.twitter.com/xmTiBnoaia— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 7, 2016
“We look at Jay-Z, and…one of his main videos starts off with a crowd throwing mazel tov cocktails at the police,” she said to the network’s Don Lemon, criticizing the hip-hop artist, who appeared at a Clinton rally over the weekend, for violent lyrics in his music.
Little did she realize that she was confusing an improvised explosive device (the molotov cocktail) with the Yiddish word for congratulations (mazel tov).
She acknowledged the mistake on Twitter, where she wrote, “trust me.. I realized at that moment, I should have taken a nap at some point the last 24hrs.”
That didn’t stop people on the social media site from having a laugh at her expense.
@Deadspin The Mazel Tov cocktail is something Shalomland Security has warned us about for years.— Major Blackentarry (@blackentarry) November 7, 2016
Okay, Google. When I type “Mazel Tov” into your search engine, the second prompted option should not be “mazel tov cocktail.” #facedesk— Such A Nasty London (@authorclondon) April 9, 2015
No, we have no idea what a “mazel tov cocktail” is.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) November 7, 2016
A Mazel Tov Cocktail is any discarded, half-finished drink you can manage to down unseen from the “adult section” of your Bat Mitzvah party.— Rachel Shukert (@RachelShukert) November 7, 2016
Her screw-up ranks as one of the best Yiddish faux pas — alongside the time former Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann slipped on the term “chutzpah,” or Clinton herself got the pronunciation for “kvell” wrong.
Lena Dunham is putting on a pantsuit this week to score attention for her candidate.
“Hey, hey guys it’s MC Pantsuit. My hobby is rap music but my passion is defending the nation’s baddest grandma, Hillary Rodham Clinton,” Dunham sings, in the clip produced for the Internet comedy site Funny or Die.
“She shattered glass ceilings, still all these bitches will assume she’s casting feelings… Fuck that, my girl’s a writer, progressive freedom fighter,” she continues. “The plan is to win against hatred and slurs. Break it down to three words: I’m with her.”
Throughout the video, she wears a pantsuit, until she strips it off at the end to reveal a “more sensual pantsuit,” which is in fact lingerie.
Dunham has been one of Clinton’s highest-watt surrogates, ditching the hispterscape of Brooklyn and Hannah Horvath to stump for her candidate in states like Iowa and North Carolina.
She outlined the reasons for her Clinton endorsement in an April op-ed for Time Magazine. “I’m with her,” she wrote. “Not as some winsome nod to ‘girl power,’ but because I share her bone-deep belief that when women are strong, families are strong, and that makes our country strong.”
James Franco wants you to vote for Hillary Clinton, and he’s come up with a novel way to sell her candidacy — producing a commercial that presents her as “the most interesting woman in the world.”
In the ad — a spoof on Dos Equis beer’s “Most Interesting Man in the World” spots — Franco narrates over footage of Clinton giving speeches, dancing with Bill and greeting fans.
“She didn’t just bring Iran to the table, she whittled the table from a single piece of oak,” Franco said.
“Her laugh is in the Smithsonian. Yoda was her apprentice. She’s … the Most Interesting Woman in the World.”
As the commercial ends, the screen cuts to Franco, half-nude and wrapping himself in a towel with a Hillary Clinton logo on it.
“I don’t always endorse candidates, but when I do they’re extraordinary.” Franco says.
Watch it, and get ready to vote responsibly next week, folks.
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