The slow week before the holidays got a little excitement on Monday when Donald Trump Jr. decided to celebrate his upcoming birthday with a strange photo of Ted Cruz, himself, and the weirdest "cake" you've ever seen.
After the predictable blowup on social media, the owner of the restaurant that hosted the bash, Stephan Courseau, himself opened Instagram to shake his head and sincerely apologize for not being there to stop cookie/cake-gate.
"Unfortunately, I was not working yesterday and could not intervene in the unfortunate circumstances that unfolded," wrote the owner in a now-deleted Instagram.
"But I believe I owe you an explanation and an apology."
"Someone that attended the party brought in an outside cake," he wrote—for some reason still insisting that what 100 percent appears to be a cookie is a cake—"for Donald Trump Jr.'s upcoming birthday and we are not sure who that was. Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz took pictures with the cake and posted on social media outlets."
Courseau seemed primarily concerned with the political attack on Obama, while we're still not over the fact that no cake could stand up on its own like that.
According to The Houston Chronicle, the business owner felt "betrayed and sad" that his guests used his establishment "as a platform to promote, disrespect, and spread hatred."
Courseau took the partisan pastry very seriously. Most of the internet just mocked it.
"Some good friends decided that while my birthday is not for 2 weeks that they would get me an early 40th birthday cake. And what birthday is complete without an Obama cake?" wrote Jr., holding what looks, again, suspiciously like a large cookie.
"I figured it was so good that I would have to share it with Ted."
May your holiday be filled with many cookies, cakes, and cookie-cake hybrids that no one has to apologize for afterwards.