Just the other day, I was talking to VRD, and ended up saying that cake is a metaphor for life. It was said in jest, but come to think of it, it is true. This is because cake, like life, can be bitter, sweet, dry, awesome, horrible, cheesy, hard etc.
Like life, cake has a lot of variety. Cakes can be confusing, astounding, magnificent or boring.
Most importantly, like life...
... the cake is a lie!