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Quiz: Why Did Taylor Swift Make Selena Gomez a Birthday Cake She'll Never Eat?

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Here’s a hypothetical scenario: It’s your best friend’s birthday, but she’s all the way on the other side of the country. You decide to bake her a cake even though she’s not around to eat it. You post a photo of the cake on Instagram, because did the cake really exist at all if it’s not on social media? (No.)

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Illustration for article titled Quiz: Why Did Taylor Swift Make Selena Gomez a Birthday Cake Shell Never Eat?

So! Did you bake the cake because:

A) You were going to make one anyway and figured you could score friend points if you stuck her name on it.

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B) You’re a good friend and you wanted your bestie to know you were thinking of her, even if making a cake someone can’t even eat is kinda fucked up.

C) The whole thing is a cheap attempt to bolster your wholesome “good friend” scam.

D) Please. Your assistant came up with the idea, your assistant’s assistant made the cake, and your social media manager posted it. You were taking a nap.

Which of these was Taylor Swift’s motivation for baking a 26th birthday cake for her pal Selena Gomez? Don’t look at me; I’m just here asking questions.

Night blogger at Jezebel

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Maybe because she wished she could make a cake for her best friend and celebrate with her so she did it even if they couldn’t be together? If I was away from my best friend on my birthday and she baked a cake and decorated it in honor of me, I’d be filled with warm and fuzzy feelings because my friend was thinking of me and wanted to have a virtual little party with me even if we aren’t in the same room.

Maybe it’s not what you’d do with your friends, but I could see doing it with mine and feeling it was genuinely touching.

But since we’re on the topic of things that confuse us, the weird, incredibly over-wrought judgment of everything this woman does down the minutiae of baking a cake is pretty freaking bonkers.