How an act of plagiarism at Trump’s inauguration wound up funding LGBTQ rights
It looks like something that angrily chased Dr. Who back in the ’70s, but that’s not why this giant cake may seem eerily familiar to you.
Donald Trump’s inauguration definitely looked familiar to Ace of Cakes‘ celebrity baker Duff Goldman, who tweeted the remarkable similarities between this particular treat and the one he baked for Obama back in 2012:
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. I didn't make it. ? pic.twitter.com/qJXpCfPhii
— Duff Goldman (@Duff_Goldman) January 21, 2017
Those stars and banners made of icing. Those Presidential seals, equally mouthwatering. Is this moist ten-tier monstrosity an unprecedented case of shameless cake plagiarism? Perhaps.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, Goldman was more impressed than offended by this designer knockoff dessert, and the bakery that whipped it up has since released a statement — in which one little detail will be of particular note to you:
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!
D.C.’s Buttercream Bake Shop, hired by Trump’s administration to replicate Obama’s cake from top to bottom, casually mentions that every dime from the job will be donated to LGBTQ advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign — a sweet aside in this otherwise tawdry tale of diabolical doppelgänger desserts.