Baker: Inaugural Committee Wanted Us to ‘Re-Create’ Obama Cake
The Inaugural Committee decided to re-create Barack Obama’s inaugural cake, rather than create their own design.
The Hill reports:
A D.C.-area bakery said Saturday that President Trump’s inaugural committee asked it to “re-create” the cake that was made for Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration.
The explanation came after Food Network star Duff Goldman, who prepared the cake four years ago, pointed out Friday that he did not make another cake for Trump’s inauguration.
“The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama’s inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trumps,” Goldman tweeted, along with a picture of both cakes. “I didn’t make it,” he added.
On Saturday, the Buttercream Bakeshop posted a picture of the replica cake on their Instagram page, noting that they were “thrilled” to “re-create” Goldman’s work.
“Excited to share the cake we got to make for one of last night’s inaugural balls. While we most love creating original designs, when we are asked to replicate someone else’s work we are thrilled when it is a masterpiece like this one,” the shop wrote.
The bakery also said that the profits made from the cake are being donated to the Human Rights Campaign that promotes the LGBT movement.
“[Goldman] originally created this for Obama’s inauguration 4 years ago and this years committee commissioned us to re-create it. Best part is all the profits are being donated to [the Human Rights Campaign] one of our favorite charities who we have loved working with over the years,” the Buttercream Bakeshop said.
“Because basic human rights are something every man, woman and child –– straight, gay or the rainbow in between –– deserve!” it added.
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