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Trump Inaugural Cake Is Replica of Obama's: Baker

Most of the cake, except a three-inch slice at the bottom, was reportedly inedible

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    On Jan. 20, as revelers celebrated and protesters and disrupters clashed with police across the city, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Published Friday, Jan. 20, 2017)

    President Donald Trump has promised to get rid of many of Barack Obama's policies, issuing an executive order within hours of being sworn in that seeks to minimize the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act.

    But a star-spangled cake Trump cut with Vice President Mike Pence at one of his inaugural balls appeared to be a direct copy a cake at one of Obama's — something its baker has confirmed on Instagram. 

    The apparent copy was noticed by Food Network personality Duff Goldman, of the show "Ace of Cakes." He said Trump's cake at the Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball looked exactly like one he made for former President Barack Obama back in 2013. 

    Goldman posted side-by-side photos of the two cakes. Both six-level confections feature the presidential seal under bunting, stars shooting out of the top on sticks and a similar color scheme and patterns.

    "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," he wrote on Twitter early Saturday. 

    Soon, Washington bakery Buttercream Bake Shop took to the internet to say this year's inauguration committee commissioned them to re-create it. 

    "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 bakeshop posted on Instagram later Saturday. 

    "Best part is all the profits are being donated to [LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign], 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!," the post continued. 

    Most of the cake, except a three-inch slice at the bottom, was reportedly inedible.

    "It’s just a Styrofoam cake. It’s not for eating," Tiffany MacIsaac, owner of Buttercream Bakeshop, told The Washington Post. "I wasn’t expecting it to be seen on TV."

    The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.

    The commitee and Donald Trump's press team didn't respond to the Post's request for comment.

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