April 18, 2024

DC Bakeshop confirms they were asked to recreate Obama inauguration cake for Trump

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President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump attend A Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

If a cake from Trump’s Inaugural Day celebration looked familiar it’s because you have seen it before. Trump had a DC bakery copy President Barack Obama’s 2013 cake.

Duff Goldman, of Food Network fame, tweeted images of both cakes side by side. The cakes are identical. One was made by Goldman at his bakeshop Charm City Cakes and the other was made by DC’s Buttercream Bakeshop.

“The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama’s inauguration four years ago. The one on the right is Trump’s. I didn’t make it,” Goldman tweeted. The post was quick to go viral.

Tiffany MacIssac, owner of Buttercream Bakery took to Instagram to show the creation of the cake.

“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. @duff_goldman originally created this for Obama’s inauguration 4 years ago and this years committee commissioned us to re-create it.”

According to MacIssac she encouraged Trump’s team to allow her to use the 2013 cake as inspiration rather than copying it to the letter.

“They said, ‘Nope, they want this exact cake. It’s perfect.’ And we said, ‘Great,’” MacIsaac said to the Post.

The bakeshop was quick to point out that all the profits from the cake are going to be donated to the Human Rights Campaign “because basic human rights are something every man, woman and child~ straight, gay or the rainbow in between~ deserve!”

Goldman holds no ill will towards Buttercream Bakery, tweeting “Remembering a fantastic cake I made is awesome and the chef that re-created it for @POTUS Trump did a fantastic job. Group hug, y’all.”


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