Trump’s inauguration cake design issue could have turned ugly, but celeb baker Duff handled it with class!

A striking nine-tier cake at Donald Trump’s “Salute to Our Armed Services” inaugural ball caught the eye of pastry chef Duff Goldman in that it was identical to the cake he made for Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration.

Goldman, a Food Network personality, took to Twitter to post a side-by-side photo comparison of the two cakes, along with the caption: “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.”

Turns out, the owner of the bakery that created the cake for this year’s event, Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop, responded on Instagram to say the client asked them to re-create Goldman’s cake.

“They came to us a couple of weeks ago, which is pretty last minute, and said ‘We have a photo that we would like to replicate,’” MacIsaac told The Washington Post.

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She did not reveal who the client was, but said they refused a suggestion to use the photo as “inspiration.”

“They said, ‘Nope, they want this exact cake. It’s perfect.’ And we said, great,” MacIsaac said.

All’s well that ends well, though, as Goldman appeared to take no offense, posting a congratulatory remark for the “fantastic job” the bakery did.

It also appears that a new friendship has formed over the incident…

Tom Tillison

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