Melanie Martinez: Cake Meaning
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Your skin is warm like an oven
Your kiss is sugary sweet
Your fingers feel like cotton
When you put your arms around me
I feel like I'm just missing
Something whenever you leave
We've got all the...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous May 15th 2017 report
I actually know for a fact what the meaning of the song is. Crybaby (A fictional character that Melanie made up) lost her virginity to some boy (unknown). The boy didn't love her back, he just wanted her for sex. Later on, in a different song, Gingerbread Man, she changed her mind and wanted boys to love her body, not herself. This isn't my opinion either, it's literally what Melanie Martinez said the song was about. Of course, this didn't actually happen to her, it's just part of Crybaby's story.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:
This song is about how Crybaby is in love with a boy. The boy takes advantage of her body and then leaves her. She is saying that she is not the type of girl for a hit-it-and-quit-it. She calls him a piece of meat to tell him that he is also easily replacable. A cake is hard to replace because of unique taste and design, but almost all meat is the same. Difference in type, but that's all.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 13th 2018 report
I think -wait scratch that- know what this means she gave her virginity to a boy that only wants girls for sex and after she did thatg she became a nother victim to his playboy ways and she says in the song that hes replaceable
but shes not but then theres gingerbread man which she says she only wants someone that wants her for her body not her personality or mind so............... Go figure bitches
anonymous Aug 21st report
This song is about crybaby falling in love with a boy that ends up taking advantage of her. He uses crybaby for sex and her body. She feels like he is for her but she also feels like he is wrong and bad. Sorry if this sounded like a bad explanation
anonymous Aug 7th report
Hi, Abigail Castillo here, I think this song means Melanie is saying she loves this boy I don't know who but she knows he doesn't like her back she's saying either to love her or she will leave him.
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anonymous May 31st 2020 report
Cake is about cry baby being used by a boy for just sex and her body. “U smell just like vanilla u taste like buttercream “ this is cry baby saying that he seems sweet and good but is actually rotten. “Ur filling up my senses with empty calories” this means she knows he’s bad her inner voice is telling her to leave him but her heart doesn’t want to. “IM NOT A PEICE OF CAKE FOR U TO JUST DISCARD WHILE U WALK AWAY WITH THE FROSTING OF MY HEART SO IM TAKING BACK WHATS MINE YOU”LL MISS A SLICE OF HEAVEN THAT I GAVE TO U LAST NIGHT” this is crybaby getting sick of him using her and ends up confronting him but when she brings this up he walks away and Ignores her then she reminds him of the sex they had the “slice of heaven “ she gave to him. “If I’m just a piece of cake then ur just a piece of meat ur just a piece of meat to me” this is cry baby reminding him that if she’s just a toy so is he and he’s replaceable.
anonymous May 7th 2020 report
Crybaby is in love with a boy who only likes her for sex. She thought they could be good together (we've got all the ingredients except you loving/needing me), but because he only loves what she can give him she breaks it off (if it wasn't already). Referring to him as a "piece of meat" (bland, common as hell, easily replaceable) and herself as a "piece of cake" (sweet, one-in-a-million) she tells him that basically he's lost out on something special.
anonymous Apr 29th 2020 report
Crybaby fell in love with a guy, but he’s just using her for his body. He seems perfect on paper but in reality, he’s just a f*ckboy who doesn’t really care about her. In the line “if I am just a piece of cake, then you’re just a piece of meat to me,” Crybaby is saying that she now sees him with just as little value as he sees her.
anonymous Mar 22nd 2020 report
Cake is about Crybaby's boyfriend just using her for sex. He doesn't truly love her and she uses cake as a metaphor by saying "I'm not a piece of cake" is saying he can't just have sex with her and leave.
anonymous Feb 23rd 2020 report
Crybaby was taken advantage of by a boy, who only wanted to break her heart. She suspected that he didn't really love her, and felt like a part of her was missing. She sticks up for herself, saying she's not 'a piece of cake' that he could just discard after 10 minutes and take 'the frosting of her heart'. So she's taking back everything she said and tells him he'll miss her.
anonymous Dec 14th 2019 report
Everybody should know that this song is about Crybaby being taken advantage of by a boy who only wants her for her body. She loves him but he doesn't love her. And he probably just used her to have sex and Crybaby is heartbroken by him.
So Crybaby tells him "I'm not a piece of cake, for you to just discard!" means that he can't just date her and leave her when he's done.
Another part that goes "If I am just a piece, I am just a piece of cake, then you're just a piece of meat, you're just a piece of meat to me!" I thought was talking about how Crybaby gets used by the boy and how he used her for sex.
anonymous Nov 25th 2019 report
This song sounds like it's singing about Crybaby being heartbroken by a boy who just wanted her for her body.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Jun 10th 2019 report
What it’s meaning is in the verse -slice of heaven I gave to you last night- it’s meaning she gave him her love for him but then he dumped her the next day so then crybaby she calls him a piece of meat because meat is replaceable but she says she is cake because cake is not replaceable but then she says we have all the ingredients except you loving me that’s meaning they have each other but he dose not love crybaby so to sum it up crybaby is in love with a boy but he dose not love her back
anonymous Jan 6th 2019 report
The song is about a girl who loves someone very much and they would make a great couple ("We have all the ingredients, except you needing me") , but the other person (in this context a boy) was only interested in taking advantage of her and leaving.
Her compliments in the song were her listing that he has good traits and that she feels safe with him.
The comments about her missing something whenever he leaves is because she has feelings for him.
"I'm not a piece of cake for you to discard" Her reflecting on her self that she is unique and he shouldn't throw her away.
"Walk away with the frosting of my heart" Take advantage of her, and leave her nothing.
"So I'm taking back what's mine you'll miss, that little slice of heaven I gave to you last night"
Saying that she is taking charge of the situation and going to make him regret what he has done and want her love back.
"If Im a piece of cake, your just a piece of meat to me"
Turning it around, meat is easily replaceable while cake is uniquely made and hard to replicate. She is not going to be easy and taken advantage of, but the guy she liked is easily replaceable.
anonymous Nov 5th 2018 report
Crybaby finds a boy she thinks she's in love with but soon realizes he only wanted Crybaby for sex.
I think this song is about a One sided relationship. As melanie (CryBaby) Is in love with the boy. But he only wants him for sex. The line "we've got all the ingredients; except, You needing me" Is basically about how they have everything to satisfy him as they're having sex. but she just wants love
anonymous Nov 29th 2017 report
Crybaby is in love with a boy, and she gave her virginity to him. He left her, so she's saying that she's not a piece of cake (cake = ass). She's saying ("you smell like vanilla and taste like buttercream") because he seems good and he's actually really bad.
Then she's saying that he is a piece of meat to her, which means that she sees him as replaceable as he saw her, and she's going to make him miss her.
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