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Donald Trump's Inauguration Cake Looks Identical to Obama's 2013 Cake, Baker Responds

Donald Trump's Inauguration Cake Looks Identical to Obama's 2013 Cake, Baker Responds

The cake that Donald Trump was presented with on stage at his 2017 Inaugural Ball looked strikingly similar to the one featured at Barack Obama‘s Inaugural Ball in 2013.

Duff Goldman, the celebrity baker and owner of Charm City Cakes in Maryland, made the cake in 2013 and he has spoken out about how the cakes look identical.

“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. πŸ€”,” Duff tweeted along with a side by side of the two cakes.

Both cakes feature the same amount of tiers, the same patterns of colors, the same use of stars and coins, and more. It’s not known if the cakes had the same flavors.

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Posted to: 2017 Presidential Inauguration, Donald Trump

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  • Max

    It’s basically the same LOL!!

  • Big in Japan

    Wow, it’s a complete copy – shame on the copycat.

  • Madsxx

    Who cares? Seriously people will find the smallest thing to complain about now.

  • https://twitter.com/berniekeating Bernie K

    He cares. The president of the United States ripped off his business.

  • John Dow

    The company who made Trump’s cake Β«Buttercream BakeshopΒ» admits they were asked to copy Goldman’s, saying, Β«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.Β»

  • backseatwriter

    Both cakes are ugly !!

  • Gina

    Everything about Trump is fraudulent.

  • FrenchGirl

    The persons who asked them to copy the former cake should have to ask to the original cake ‘s baker to cook for them

  • TimeMuffin

    Lol this is soo lame :D

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    Trump and his administration are a complete joke. All are a bunch of rich arrogant people who think they can take credit of the back of hard working people.

  • Do Tell

    Oh god, more ridiculousness.

    I’m going to tone it down regarding Trump, as he’s now the president. I would really like to support him warmly. I want him to do some great things, but…

    Why copy President Obama’s cake in the first place? First, the whole birther issue and then Melania Trump’s speech copying Michelle’s speech. It’s like, “Obsessed much?” Obama’s presidency was a really special time in history for this country and for many people.

    I’m really flabbergasted that they didn’t want their own “original” cake.

  • Shazzadut

    Or at least asked Duff for permission to copy it, or told him they were being asked to copy it. So rude. But that’s what would be expected from a Trump business associate.

  • Do Tell

    There is NO EXCUSE. Trump and his ppl should NOT have done this. Period!!!

  • Do Tell

    This is one of the stupidest things Donald Trump has done. I am seriously questioning his sanity.

  • Do Tell

    This is one of the stupidest things Donald Trump has done. I am seriously questioning his sanity.

  • Damian

    That is true while this is just one more thing, we shouldn’t let it distract us from all the rest of the major fuck ups he’s already made.

  • sydney jane

    Jared, you need an update from the baker. The cake was a replica and the Trump baker had already given credit to the original baker. UPDATE January 21, 1:28 p.m.: Goldman took to Twitter on Saturday
    to clarify that there were no hard feelings about the miscommunication.
    “Remembering a fantastic cake I made is awesome and the chef that
    re-created it for @POTUS Trump did a fantastic job,” he tweeted. “Group hug, y’all.

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  • shoes4life

    The baker should have called him to ask permission first. Probably knew he would turn her down.

    Trump and his peeps couldn’t come up with an original idea, so they stole someone elses.

  • CoCo Turtle

    Noted: hates Obamacare, loves Obamacake.

  • Joy

    Right? Oh I totally want some of that claaaassy jewelry Melania shills on the Government website. :P blech

  • Phil the Donahue

    You mean the cake, there is only one.

  • Madsxx

    There are more important things to worry about with Trump than a cake. That’s all I’m saying.

  • backseatwriter

    Hmmm I see two different cakes in the bottom picture and a tweet explaining both of them.s

  • Do Tell

    I’m looking deeper… much deeper than “its just a cake.” I feel this way mostly because it’s “The Donald” and his character flaws.

    There are a million different cakes that President Trump could have chosen for his special inauguration day. Why THIS cake? And why didn’t he “at least” mention or tweet that he was going to copy the cake because he loved it so much? No, they sneakily pulled a “fast one.” If Goldman or someone else had not spoken up, they probably would have never told us.

    This was no fluke. Bakers across the country would have “lined up” to present Trump with a wonderful cake of his own. And he had plenty of time to get a cake.

    Has a president ever done something like this? Especially, under the circumstances with Trump continually hounding Obama about the birther issue. Trump was also questioning Obama’s intelligence, trying to get his college transcripts, saying he was a bad student who got terrible grades, and trying to convince the public that Obama was not smart enough to be our president.

    If I were Obama, I would not be flattered by Trump–of all people–copying my cake. I believe this was a “deliberate” move, just one more “jab” at Barack Obama as he left office.

    President Trump may end up being a great president–one of the best even, but he will never undo Obama’s legacy. He’d better get it thru his thick skull.