Duff Goldman creating official inaugural ball cake
Inaugural cakemaker (Sun file photo / January 18, 2013)
The bakery announced Friday morning that Duff Goldman was commissioned to make the cake for the Commander-in-Chief's Ball, the most important of the post-inaugural parties and one of just two Obama is expected to attend.
The ball's theme is honoring active duty and reserve service members, wounded warriors and Medal Of Honor recipients.
"We are thrilled to be creating the cake for such an historical event," Goldman said in a statement. "The cake design is just the right balance of respect and celebration and we could not be more excited to honor our President and our country's men and women in uniform."
The cake will be six tiers. There will be a replica of the presidential seal and hand-painted bunting and stars and stripes.
Flavors will include red velvet, lemon poppyseed, pineapple coconut, and pumpkin chocolate chip with layers of Swiss butter cream.
Mary Alice Yeskey told The Sun that they'll assemble the cake Sunday -- breaking only to watch the Ravens play in the evening. Then on Monday afternoon, they'll drive the cake to D.C.
"We're beyond the moon honored about this," she said.
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