(not all that different than word salad)
There are specific ways to make a cake that people can eat.
There are many unspecific ways to make a cake people cannot eat.
A fraud cake may look like a dog bowl with some sand and dirt, p-ss, dandruff, leaves from the ground around it… maybe even some leftover meat sitting on the ground from lunch that has ants on it. This can be stirred with fingers, a stick, even a shoe. It doesn’t need baking. It can be served to any one who asks for it.
Like the Emperors New Clothes, anyone can receive the bowl and accept it, call it “cake”. No one is going to force them not to.