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Not Even Cake Is Free From Drake’s Influence

Drake on cake.
Drake on cake. Photo: drakeoncake/Instagram

In the classic Disney film The Lion King, Mufasa, before he met his untimely death, told Simba while sitting atop Pride Rock: “Everything the light touches is our kingdom. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here,” he said, “and will rise with you as the new king.” Which reminds me, how long has it been since you heard Drake’s name spoken? Ten seconds?

Much like Simba, swoll sweater rapper Drake seems to wield power over everything and everywhere. The stands at the U.S. Open, the memes on our favorite meme message board (oh you don’t have one?), our lipsticks, our friend’s wedding playlists, Justin Bieber’s Instagram comments section. No place is safe from the light of Drake’s kingdom. And now, he’s very officially made it onto cake.

In a new side venture appropriately named Drake on Cake, Joy the Baker proves that no matter how good cake can look, no matter how appropriate a Drake lyric to commemorate an occasion, no matter how many daydreams we’ve had of eating cake with Drake, fatigue is bound to set in. Cake was already good enough alone. Maybe we should let Drake sit this one out.