History PlayingWith / FakeFood

2nd Nov '14 3:50:31 PM VPhantom
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* '''Deconstructed''': The problem with FakeFood is that [[CaptainObvious Styrofoam is a vastly different substance from actual cake]]. What's pictured in the magazine is likely to be ''very'' different when translated into actual cake. Not many prospective buyers know this, and that can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.
* '''Reconstructed''': The pastry chef makes every effort to make the cakes he/she actually makes look as good as the ones in the magazine, and explains to customers that while he/she will put in a lot of work to make it look great, the "cake" illustrated in the magazine is made of Styrofoam and therefore does not look exactly like the real thing.



** Charles undergoes a FaceHeelTurn because of the fake cake. As a villain, he later [[TheBadGuyWins murders Alice, Bob, and]] [[KillEmAll most of the other characters]].
** [[TwinSwitch As the result of a mix-up]], the ''real'' cake was left out in the heat while the ''fake'' one was refrigerated in the kitchen. [[KillEmAll The wedding guests all die of food poisoning]], and when AliceAndBob see the corpses, they think that their friends were murdered.
* '''Deconstructed''': The problem with FakeFood is that [[CaptainObvious Styrofoam is a vastly different substance from actual cake]]. What's pictured in the magazine is likely to be ''very'' different when translated into actual cake. Not many prospective buyers know this, and that can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.
* '''Reconstructed''': The pastry chef makes every effort to make the cakes he/she actually makes look as good as the ones in the magazine, and explains to customers that while he/she will put in a lot of work to make it look great, the "cake" illustrated in the magazine is made of Styrofoam and therefore does not look exactly like the real thing.

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** Charles undergoes a FaceHeelTurn [[DisproportionateRetribution because of the fake cake.cake]]. As a villain, he later [[TheBadGuyWins murders Alice, Bob, and]] [[KillEmAll most of the other characters]].
** [[TwinSwitch As the result of a mix-up]], the ''real'' cake was left out in the heat while the ''fake'' one was refrigerated in the kitchen. [[KillEmAll The wedding guests all die of get food poisoning]], poisoning, and when AliceAndBob see the corpses, they think otherwise happy occasion ends up tainted by the unsavory incident. Some of the attendees might even sue Alice and Bob because of the mix-up, despite it being something that wasn't necessarily their friends were murdered.
* '''Deconstructed''': The problem with FakeFood is that [[CaptainObvious Styrofoam is a vastly different substance from actual cake]]. What's pictured in the magazine is likely to be ''very'' different when translated into actual cake. Not many prospective buyers know this, and that can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.
* '''Reconstructed''': The pastry chef makes every effort to make the cakes he/she actually makes look as good as the ones in the magazine, and explains to customers that while he/she will put in a lot of work to make it look great, the "cake" illustrated in the magazine is made of Styrofoam and therefore does not look exactly like the real thing.
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2nd Nov '14 9:18:25 AM TrickyTroper
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** Alternatively, Carrie and her team make a completely real and edible cake (albeit on a smaller scale), and eat it after the photoshoot. That way, the photoshoot showcases what she can actually do and what the cakes actually look like, but the cake doesn't cost too much to make or go to waste after the photoshoot.

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** Alternatively, Carrie and her team make a completely real and edible cake (albeit on a smaller scale), and eat it after the photoshoot. That way, the photoshoot showcases what she can actually do and what the cakes actually look like, but the cake doesn't cost too much to make or go to waste after the photoshoot.



** AliceAndBob break with tradition and do not display a cake at their wedding, instead serving their guests sheet cake.



** [[ComicalOverreacting Charles kills Alice and Bob over the fake cake]].
* '''Played For Drama''':



** [[ComicalOverreacting Charles threatens to sue Alice and Bob]] over the fake cake.
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Charles undergoes a FaceHeelTurn because of the fake cake. As a villain, he later [[TheBadGuyWins murders Alice, Bob, and]] [[KillEmAll most of the other characters]].



* '''Unparodied''': AliceAndBob talk about the cake as if it were "The Emperor's New Cake", but it turns out it's the real thing after all.



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14th May '14 11:04:57 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Exaggerated''': The actual cake on display at Alice and Bob's wedding is nothing but Styrofoam ''painted'' to look like it's iced.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
**
The actual cake on display at Alice and Bob's wedding is nothing but Styrofoam ''painted'' to look like it's iced.iced.
** The Styrofoam cake is displayed alongside various other fake foods.



* '''Averted''':
** See "Defied"
** The bakery or pastry chef relies on word-of-mouth advertising only.

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* '''Averted''':
'''Averted''':
** All food shown is the real thing.
** No food is shown.
** See "Defied"
** The bakery or pastry chef relies on word-of-mouth advertising only.
"Defied".



** AliceAndBob have a cake on display during the reception that is 100% real cake. This cake is eventually cut and served. If the wedding is outdoors and food poisoning is a risk, they may omit the display part until just minutes before the cake-cutting.

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** AliceAndBob have a cake on display during the reception that is 100% real cake. This cake is eventually cut and served. If the wedding is outdoors and food poisoning is a risk, they may omit the display part until just minutes before the cake-cutting. cake-cutting, or store the cake in a refrigerated display cell.
** The bakery or pastry chef relies on word-of-mouth advertising only.



* '''Conversed''': "Look closely. That cake is fake." "Of course it's fake! If they left it outside during Alice and Bob's weeding, people would come down with food poisoning."

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* '''Conversed''': "Look closely. That cake is fake." "Of course it's fake! If they left it outside during Alice and Bob's weeding, wedding, people would come down with food poisoning."



** [[TwinSwitch As the result of a mix-up]], the ''real'' cake was left out in the heat while the ''fake'' one was refrigerated in the kitchen. [[KillEmAll Everyone at the wedding dies of food poisoning.]]

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** [[TwinSwitch As the result of a mix-up]], the ''real'' cake was left out in the heat while the ''fake'' one was refrigerated in the kitchen. [[KillEmAll Everyone at the The wedding dies guests all die of food poisoning.]]poisoning]], and when AliceAndBob see the corpses, they think that their friends were murdered.
13th Feb '14 9:58:10 AM TrickyTroper
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'''Basic Trope''': Items that ''look'' like real food are used as a display to ''sell'' the real food.

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'''Basic Trope''': Items Inedible items that ''look'' like real food are used as a for display purposes, and/or to ''sell'' advertise the real food.



* '''Exaggerated''': ''The actual cake on display at Alice and Bob's wedding'' is nothing but Styrofoam painted to look like it's iced.
* '''Downplayed''': A wedding cake displayed in a bridal magazine uses fondant, while the real one being advertised would have buttercream icing, or could if the couple wished.

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* '''Exaggerated''': ''The The actual cake on display at Alice and Bob's wedding'' wedding is nothing but Styrofoam painted ''painted'' to look like it's iced.
* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
**
A wedding cake displayed in a bridal magazine uses fondant, while is a real cake, but on a smaller scale than the real thing.
** A wedding cake displayed in a bridal magazine is a real cake iced with fondant. The
real one being advertised would have buttercream icing, or could if the couple wished.



** AliceAndBob are having an outdoor wedding in summer or tropical weather. In order to save money,or to prevent a buttercream-frosted stacked-layer cake from falling over and/or guests coming down with food poisoning from leaving it in the heat, Alice has opted for a "rental cake": The display cake is mostly Styrofoam, with the exception of the bottom layer, which is cut. After the cake-cutting, the "cake" is wheeled back into the kitchen "to be served", and replaced with sheet cake in the specified flavor and style.
* '''Inverted''': The bridal magazine features a picture of a real cake, either made just for the occasion, or the pastry chef opted to have his/her work done for Alice's wedding displayed in the magazine.

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** AliceAndBob are having an outdoor wedding in summer or tropical weather. In order to save money,or money, or to prevent a buttercream-frosted stacked-layer cake from falling over and/or guests coming down with food poisoning from leaving it in the heat, Alice has opted for a "rental cake": The display cake is mostly Styrofoam, with the exception of the bottom layer, which is cut. After the cake-cutting, the "cake" is wheeled back into the kitchen "to be served", and replaced with sheet cake in the specified flavor and style.
* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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The bridal magazine features a picture of a real cake, either made just for the occasion, or occasion. Some of the cake was eaten, but most of it wound up in the trash after being photographed.
** The
pastry chef opted to have his/her work done for Alice's wedding displayed in the magazine.



* '''Double Subverted''':

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** The appearance of the cake displayed at the wedding greatly differs from the cake shown in the bakery. However, it turns out that it's simply a different style of cake.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':



** AliceAndBob have a cake on display during the reception (and eventually served) that is 100% real cake. If the wedding is outdoors and food poisoning is a risk, they may omit the display part until just minutes before the cake-cutting.

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** AliceAndBob have a cake on display during the reception (and eventually served) that is 100% real cake.cake. This cake is eventually cut and served. If the wedding is outdoors and food poisoning is a risk, they may omit the display part until just minutes before the cake-cutting.



* '''Conversed''': "Look closely. That cake is fake."

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* '''Conversed''': "Look closely. That cake is fake." "Of course it's fake! If they left it outside during Alice and Bob's weeding, people would come down with food poisoning."



* '''Deconstructed''': The problem with FakeFood is that [[CaptainObvious Styrofoam is a vastly different substance from actual cake]]. What's pictured in the magazine is likely to be ''very'' different when translated into actual cake. Not many prospective buyers know this, and that can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.
* '''Reconstructed''': The pastry chef makes every effort to make the cakes he/she actually makes look as good as the ones in the magazine, and explains to customers that while he/she will put in a lot of work to make it look great, the "cake" illustrated in the magazine is made of Styrofoam and therefore does not look exactly like the real thing.


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* '''Deconstructed''': The problem with FakeFood is that [[CaptainObvious Styrofoam is a vastly different substance from actual cake]]. What's pictured in the magazine is likely to be ''very'' different when translated into actual cake. Not many prospective buyers know this, and that can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.
* '''Reconstructed''': The pastry chef makes every effort to make the cakes he/she actually makes look as good as the ones in the magazine, and explains to customers that while he/she will put in a lot of work to make it look great, the "cake" illustrated in the magazine is made of Styrofoam and therefore does not look exactly like the real thing.
10th Feb '14 11:39:26 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Exaggerated''': ''The actual cake at Alice and Bob's wedding'' is nothing but fondant-covered Styrofoam.
* '''Downplayed''': A wedding cake displayed in a bridal magazine uses fondant while the real one being advertised would have buttercream icing, or could have that if the couple wished.
* '''Justified''':

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* '''Exaggerated''': ''The actual cake on display at Alice and Bob's wedding'' is nothing but fondant-covered Styrofoam.
Styrofoam painted to look like it's iced.
* '''Downplayed''': A wedding cake displayed in a bridal magazine uses fondant fondant, while the real one being advertised would have buttercream icing, or could have that if the couple wished.
* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':



** In order to save money,or to prevent a buttercream-frosted stacked-layer cake from falling over and/or guests coming down with food poisoning from leaving it in the summer or tropical heat at the outdoor wedding, Alice has opted for one of those rent-a-cake things: The display cake is mostly Styrofoam (with the exception of the bottom layer for the cake-cutting), and then the "cake" is wheeled back into the kitchen "to be served" and replaced with sheet cake in the specified flavor and style.

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** AliceAndBob are having an outdoor wedding in summer or tropical weather. In order to save money,or to prevent a buttercream-frosted stacked-layer cake from falling over and/or guests coming down with food poisoning from leaving it in the summer or tropical heat at the outdoor wedding, heat, Alice has opted for one of those rent-a-cake things: a "rental cake": The display cake is mostly Styrofoam (with Styrofoam, with the exception of the bottom layer for layer, which is cut. After the cake-cutting), and then cake-cutting, the "cake" is wheeled back into the kitchen "to be served" served", and replaced with sheet cake in the specified flavor and style.



* '''Lampshaded''': "That's no cake! It's just Styrofoam covered in fondant!" "Alice must have ordered a fake cake."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "That's no cake! It's just Styrofoam covered in fondant!" "Alice fondant. Alice must have ordered a fake cake."" "Well, duh! Would you rather die of food poisoning?"



** AliceAndBob have a cake on display during the reception (and eventually served) that is 100% real cake. If the wedding is outdoors, and they are concerned, they may omit the display part until just minutes before the cake-cutting.

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** AliceAndBob have a cake on display during the reception (and eventually served) that is 100% real cake. If the wedding is outdoors, outdoors and they are concerned, food poisoning is a risk, they may omit the display part until just minutes before the cake-cutting.



* '''Deconstructed''': The problem is, [[CaptainObvious Styrofoam is a vastly different substance than actual cake]]. What's pictured in the magazine is likely to be ''very'' different when translated into actual cake. Not many prospective buyers know this, and that can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.
* '''Reconstructed''': The pastry chef makes every effort to make the cakes he/she actually makes look as good as the ones in the magazine, and explains to customers that while he/she will put in a lot of work to make it look great, that it may not look 100% like the ones in the magazines.

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* '''Implied''': The cake is shown in the window of a bakery when Alice orders it. The cake on display at Alice and Bob's (indoor) wedding has a visibly different texture.
* '''Deconstructed''': The problem is, with FakeFood is that [[CaptainObvious Styrofoam is a vastly different substance than from actual cake]]. What's pictured in the magazine is likely to be ''very'' different when translated into actual cake. Not many prospective buyers know this, and that can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.
* '''Reconstructed''': The pastry chef makes every effort to make the cakes he/she actually makes look as good as the ones in the magazine, and explains to customers that while he/she will put in a lot of work to make it look great, that it may the "cake" illustrated in the magazine is made of Styrofoam and therefore does not look 100% exactly like the ones in the magazines.real thing.



** Bob bites the fake cake and asks Alice, "What's wrong with this stupid cake?"
* '''Played For Drama''': Alice has a {{Bridezilla}} meltdown when she sees that the cake doesn't look ''quite'' as pretty as the one in the picture.

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** Bob bites the fake cake and asks Alice, "What's wrong with this stupid cake?"
** [[ComicalOverreacting Charles kills Alice and Bob over the fake cake]].
* '''Played For Drama''': Drama''':
**
Alice has a {{Bridezilla}} meltdown when she sees that the cake doesn't look ''quite'' as pretty as the one in the picture.picture.
** [[TwinSwitch As the result of a mix-up]], the ''real'' cake was left out in the heat while the ''fake'' one was refrigerated in the kitchen. [[KillEmAll Everyone at the wedding dies of food poisoning.]]



%%* '''Implied''': ???
31st Jan '14 10:08:26 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Exaggerated''': When Alice orders the cake for the wedding, the actual cake is mostly fondant-covered Styrofoam.

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* '''Exaggerated''': When Alice orders the cake for the wedding, the ''The actual cake at Alice and Bob's wedding'' is mostly nothing but fondant-covered Styrofoam.



* '''Lampshaded''': "This isn't cake! This is Styrofoam covered in fondant!"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "This isn't "That's no cake! This is It's just Styrofoam covered in fondant!"fondant!" "Alice must have ordered a fake cake."



* '''Discussed''': "This doesn't look like the one in the magazine..."
* '''Conversed''': "Well of course it doesn't look ''exactly'' like the one in the bridal magazines; those are Styrofoam; this is real cake."

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* '''Discussed''': "This doesn't look like the one in the magazine..."
magazine. Are you sure it's real and not Styrofoam?"
* '''Conversed''': "Well of course it doesn't look ''exactly'' like the one in the bridal magazines; those are Styrofoam; this "Look closely. That cake is real cake.fake."



* '''Untwisted''': Alice orders a cake which is illustrated as Styrofoam in the magazine. She tells her guests how delicious the cake will be ... except she accidentally ordered a fake one.
* '''Unparodied''': AliceAndBob talk about the cake as if it were "The Emperor's New Cake", but it turns out it's the real thing after all.



Back to FakeFood

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Back Feel free to FakeFoodhead back to FakeFood, but there's no real cake there either.
31st Jan '14 10:00:02 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Enforced''': See "Justified"

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* '''Enforced''': See "Justified""We've used almost every imaginable joke on this show, except the classic FakeFood joke. But where could we use it?" "Here's an idea. AliceAndBob are getting married later this season, right? We could have a fake cake at their wedding."



* '''Invoked''': Carrie's Cakes is taking out an advertisement in ''{{Bridezilla}} Magazine'', to showcase her wedding cakes and hopefully get business from brides-to-be (and grooms-to-be)... But she doesn't want to spend all that time and money making a cake that no one's actually going to eat and will probably just wind up in the trash after the photoshoot.
* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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Carrie's Cakes is taking out an advertisement in ''{{Bridezilla}} Magazine'', to showcase her wedding cakes and hopefully get business from brides-to-be (and grooms-to-be)... But she doesn't want to spend all that time and money making a cake that no one's actually going to eat and will probably just wind up in the trash after the photoshoot.
** The wedding is scheduled for April 1st, and Alice orders a fake cake as a prank.
* '''Exploited''': ???Alice and Bob's friend Charles finds out about Alice's "fake cake" prank, and switches the Styrofoam cake with a real one - thereby ruining the prank.



* '''Played For Laughs''': The cakes Carrie makes are ''exactly'' like the Styrofoam cakes in the magazine... Because Carrie is a CordonBleughChef and couldn't bake her way out of a paper bag!

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Laughs''':
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The cakes Carrie makes are ''exactly'' like the Styrofoam cakes in the magazine... Because Carrie is a CordonBleughChef and couldn't bake her way out of a paper bag!bag!
** Bob bites the fake cake and asks Alice, "What's wrong with this stupid cake?"
22nd Jan '14 8:59:18 AM MsChibi
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* '''Downplayed''': A wedding cake displayed in a bridal magazine uses fondant while the real one being advertised would have buttercream icing.

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* '''Downplayed''': A wedding cake displayed in a bridal magazine uses fondant while the real one being advertised would have buttercream icing.icing, or could have that if the couple wished.
23rd Apr '13 9:43:52 AM Lullabee
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???A wedding cake displayed in a bridal magazine uses fondant while the real one being advertised would have buttercream icing.
2nd Apr '13 11:45:44 AM LordGro
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* '''Parodied''': [[TheEmperorsNewClothes "It looks like Styrofoam, but it's actually the most delicious and moist cake in the world! Only fools will think it's Styrofoam!"]]

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* '''Parodied''': [[TheEmperorsNewClothes [[Literature/TheEmperorsNewClothes "It looks like Styrofoam, but it's actually the most delicious and moist cake in the world! Only fools will think it's Styrofoam!"]]
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