Many feel that this weekend’s inauguration has been the jankiest since Mamie Eisenhower dropped her top and whipped them out after doing too many shots off the ice luge at the 34th. Adding to that general air of “is this really happening?” was on Friday night when celebrity cake maestro Duff Goldman tweeted that this year’s inauguration cake looked suspiciously like the one HE made for Obama four years ago. Melania bakes, we all thought?
Was Trump’s cake rebelling and making its own sly statement about our new regime and its lack of imagination and creativity ala Rep. Joyce Beatty? That shady cake!
No, it turns out that Trump’s people wanted the exact same cake. The owner of Washington D.C.’s Buttercream Bakeshop, Tiffany MacIsaac, explained what went down on Instagram yesterday.
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. Best part is all the profits are being donated to @humanrightscampaign, one of our favorite charities who we have loved working with over the years. Because basic human rights are something every man, woman and child~ straight, gay or the rainbow in between~ deserve!
Tiffany told the Washington Post (via CNN) that she had suggested her clients let her use the Obama cake as merely an inspiration for this years cake, because what frosting artiste wants to do what’s already been done? You don’t want the DNC (or every other human rights organization/liberal cause group) sending Ariana Grande down to your shop to lick your donuts out of revenge for cake plagiarism on behalf of Trump. But, nope, copy that cake.
“They said, ‘Nope, they want this exact cake. It’s perfect.’ And we said, ‘Great,’ ” MacIsaac told the Post.
Tiffany is donating all cake profits to a worthy cause – the gays. Tiffany, I’m gay and I adore buttercream frosting. Respond in the comments and I’ll give you my home address.