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Beautiful linguistic comedians, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner have an inside joke and it goes something like this:
What about cake could be so completely hilarious? many wondered. Is it a new word Millennials have made up to make the olds feel even older and more out of touch? Can it still be used to describe frosted birthday baked goods? Should Etsy sellers begin screen printing it all over tee-shirts? Fact is, like it's cousin "BAE" there's no reason you should start dropping "cake" in casual conversation, but based on their respective Instagram accounts, here are a few things Cara and Kendall are potentially, but probably not, laughing at:
1. This plate of french fries is actually a cake, but it's one of those super-fancy, celebrity cakes that's (hilariously) made to look like an alternate form of junk food. See: Miley Cyrus' birthday pizza cake.
2. Cake is actually a super-deep metaphor for life as Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner. Or it's just a PG-13 reference to a body part.
3. Like the best power couples, "CaKe" is a semi-creative way of cementing their BFF status and combining their names into one baked good. Get it? Cara plus Kendall. It's like "Bennifer" but much better with a glass of milk. Good one ladies.