Donald Trump’s Inauguration Cake Was Actually Fake
Forget fake news. President Donald Trump is all about the fake food.
The commander-in-chief’s inauguration cake made headlines last week when Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman pointed out that its design was an exact replica of the one he made for President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony in 2013. Well, as it turns out, its copycat cat design wasn’t the only thing scandalous about the dessert.
On Thursday (Jan. 26, 2017), Trevor Noah announced on The Daily Show that a tipster had dropped off the sugary confection at their offices in New York. To their staff’s surprise, the entire cake was revealed to be made out of Styrofoam — with only one empty slot where a real slice of cake would be placed to Trump could cut into it with Vice President Mike Pence.
“Isn’t this the perfect metaphor for Donald Trump’s presidency?” Noah mused, showing the audience a small opening in the bottom tier smeared with icing residue. “This thing is all Styrofoam. Just like Trump’s administration, this cake is terrible for the environment.”
Though Trump’s cake was a sham, Goldman’s creation for Obama was not fake at all. According to the celebrity baker, his masterpiece included different flavors of edible cake in every tier, including a red velvet one topped with cream cheese frosting and a lemon-poppy and pineapple cake glazed in a Swiss buttercream frosting.
Buttercream Bakeshop, the shop responsible for Trump’s inauguration cake, claimed they were commissioned to re-create Goldman’s cake for the inaugural ball.
“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,” the bakery wrote on their Instagram. “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!”