When President Donald Trump went to cut his inaugural cake it looked familiar to some people.
It turns out, that was on purpose.
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
The baker of the Trump inauguration cake has come forward with her story.
In an instagram post, Tiffany MacIsaac, owner of Washington’s Buttercream Bakeshop, posted a photo and explanation.
According to an interview with the Washington Post, MacIssac got a call from a client asking the bakery to recreate the 2013 inauguration cake. She told them that she would prefer to use it as inspiration, but she told the Post that the client insisted on replicating it.
She said that she did not want to discriminate against the client, but that she would be donating the money from the cake to the Human Rights Campaign.
“I’m a small-business owner and one of the things I’m very, very proud about is that I don’t discriminate,” MacIsaac told the Post. “I would never turn someone away based on their age, their sex, their sexual orientation, their political views. It’s just not the way we operate.”
She posted a photo to Instagram and wrote:
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!