What first looked like another case of Trump on Obama plagiarism during last Friday's inaugural ball has since become a subtle middle finger to the new president.
Four years ago, chef Duff Goldman created a draped, starry tower of a cake for Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural ball, and this year Donald Trump had a surprisingly similar confection for his own. After a tweet from Goldman, the Internet was quick to recall this wasn't the first time a Trump has "borrowed" something from an Obama--remember Melania's RNC speech?
\u201cThe 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. \ud83e\udd14\u201d
But it seemed the Internet had the wrong idea. Buttercream Bakeshop, the bakery that recreated Goldman's cake from four years ago praised the original design and were delighted to recreate it. But that's not the best part. Though they were commissioned by Trump's committee, Buttercream Bakeshop revealed on Instagram that profits from the cake would be donated to the Human Rights Campaign. "Because basic human rights are something every man, woman and child~ straight, gay or the rainbow in between~ deserve," the post said.