We should know by this stage that ranking any type of food is going to cause controversy.
And now cancer charity Macmillan has ranked types of cake.
In aid of the annual Coffee Morning fundraiser taking place on 27 September, they’ve rated 20 cakes from legend tier to soggy bottom tier.
At the top is the red velvet, Victoria sponge, Jaffa cake, lemon cheesecake and Colin the Caterpillar.
— Macmillan Cancer Support (@macmillancancer) September 18, 2019
The next level – top tier – includes Battenberg, coffee and walnut, cherry and almond bake, carrot cake and Black Forest gateau.
Mid-tier is a chocolate cake, panettone, banana bread, Basbousa and particularly controversially, they’ve included the savoury fish cake. Is it really fair to compare a savoury patty with a slice of sweet cake?
And the final soggy bottom tier includes raspberry cake, school dinner cake, pear and ginger cake, rocky road and sticky toffee pudding.
The tweet had hundreds of comments, with some disagreeing about the rankings and others asking why their favourite had been left out altogether.
What, and I can't stress this enough, THE FUCK, are Fish Cakes doing on this?! Urgh. I'm gonna have to donate. You clearly need all the help you can get.— Chris Hallas (@ChrisHallas) September 19, 2019
There are no words to express how WRONG you are about all these choices pic.twitter.com/zosThZDRyH— Julia (@JuliaCHowie) September 18, 2019
Colin the caterpillar? A disgrace, shouldn't be anywhere near this list. Hate when it's bought for office birthdays. Just a swiss roll with a face.— P.N Young (@P_N_Young) September 18, 2019
Cathy commented: ‘Where’s the lemon drizzle?!’
And of course, the old Jaffa Cake debate kicked off with people arguing whether it’s a cake or a biscuit.
One said: ‘I think we’ve long accepted that Jaffa Cakes are biscuits. Or cakes. Or maybe both.’
The fish cake was the most controversial inclusion but it might have drummed up some support for the charity.
Elena said: ‘Ok just donated only to get fish cake the hell outta there.’
But Steph had perhaps the most valid point: ‘Every cake is legendary tier, cake is cake and cake is delicious.’