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Cake Farts is a shock site featuring a video clip of a woman breaking wind on a frosted cake. Since its online release in 2008, the footage has led to the creation of dozens of reaction videos on YouTube.
On July 17th, 2008, the single serving site CakeFarts.com was launched with a video clip of a nude woman expelling gas on to a variety of cakes. As September 2013, the original site is no longer in operation, however, there are several mirror sites and duplicate uploads available online.
Prior to the creation of CakeFarts.com, Brazilian Fart Porn fetishizing flatulence had been circulating through the shock site FartBrazil.com since as early as January 2005 and YouTuber whiteshaw had uploaded a similar video showing a person breaking wind over a cake (shown below) in December 2006.
On July 22nd, 2008, Smogon Forums member Sir Spranky posted a link to CakeFarts.com, receiving over 55 replies within the first month. On July 24th, Vice reported on the shock site in an article titled “Cake Farts -- An Appreciation.” On July 27th, YouTuber IanandCharlie uploaded a cake farts reaction video (shown below, left). On July 29th, Know Your Meme cofounder Jamie Wilkinson uploaded a video with designer Tikva Morowati in which they are filmed reacting to the cake farts video (shown below, right).
On August 27th, YouTuber blankthevideo uploaded a video titled “Cake Farts: The Music Video,” featuring clips from the cake farts montage edited with black-and-white footage of icing being smeared on a cake (shown below, left). On April 2nd, 2009, YouTuber Jason Bowers uploaded a video featuring a group of women reacting to cake farts (shown below, right).
On July 10th, 2009, the cake farts video was highlighted during a segment on the G4TV show Web Soup. On February 13th, 2010, the Internet humor blog Drunk at the Wheel posted the cake farts video. On November 8th, 2011, YouTuber Megan Medellin uploaded video featuring model Ariana Loken’s cake farts reaction (shown below, left). On February 5th, 2012, model Heather Doss uploaded a video inviting viewers to vote on whether she should film a cake farts reaction video (shown below, right)
On July 13th, 2013, the Game Grumps YouTube channel uploaded a video in which hosts DannySexBang and Egoraptor discuss the cake farts video while playing the video game Mega Man 2 (shown below, left). On July 22nd, 2013, YouTuber Thomas Rhodes uploaded an animated tribute to Game Grumps’ episode on cake farts (shown below, right).