Donald Trump’s inauguration cake controversy might be the sweetest one yet. Some stunning pictures surfaced from Trump’s Inaugural Ball where he, along with wife Melania, and Vice President Mike Pence could be seen cutting a giant cake made for the occasion. The over-the-top cake was revealed at the last ball known as the Salute to our Armed Services Inaugural Ball. It was a beautiful nine-tier cake, which featured stars, the presidential seal, and red, white, and blue draperies.
Minutes after photos of Trump’s cake surfaced, social media lit up. Many were quick to point out the obvious; the New York real estate mogul had a cake that looked identical to the one featured at Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball in 2013.
Few people wondered, was it possible to plagiarize a cake? Apparently, Trump or a member of his Transition Team was able to do just that – steal someone else’s hard work.
A side-by-side comparison showed that the two cakes were the same height, they were decorated the same way, and they probably were made with the same ingredients. Heck, maybe they even had the same icing, fondant, and gum paste.
The person, who came up with the concept, baked the cake, and decorated it, decided to weigh in on the matter. Celebrity baker Duff Goldman, who made the giant pastry for the 44th president, shared a tweet where made it clear that he was not the baker behind Trump’s cake.
Goldman, who has appeared on the Food Network’s reality television show, Ace of Cakes, wrote: “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.”
Four years ago, the famous baker explained that he worked under pressure to deliver the very best to Obama. He said: “When you’re doing a cake like this, you know that everybody is going to be looking at it. It’s a lot of pressure. The more recognition you get for something that you do, the greater the pressure becomes, because more people are looking for a mistake.”
Trump and plagiarism are often in the same sentence. The president has been accused of lifting passages from “Batman” supervillain, Bane. Melania stole a speech from Michelle Obama, and designers have sued Ivanka for ripping off their creations.