The Washington, D.C. bakery who made Donald Trump’s inauguration cake is doing a great thing with the money they were paid: donating it to the Human Rights Campaign. Buttercream Bakeshop was commissioned to build the tiered prop cake, which was made of styrofoam except for a small slice at the bottom. The cake was designed to be nearly identical to President Obama’s cake in 2012.
In an Instagram post, Buttercream Bakeshop credited that original cake’s designer, Duff Goldman, and explained why it decided to donate the profits to HRC.
“Best part is all the profits are being donated to @humanrightscampaign, 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!”
Chef Goldman apparently didn’t know his cake was being copied. He posted side-by-side cakes on Twitter.
Since that Tweet, Goldman has spoken with Buttercream Bakeshop and seems to be taking the whole thing pretty well.
At the end of the day, at least the money made from the cake is going to a reputable human rights organization. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest LGBTQ civil rights org and has already shown a commitment to holding the Trump administration accountable.
“When Donald Trump took the oath of office today, he vowed to be a servant for all Americans. We will hold him to that oath,” said HRC President Chad Griffin in a statement. “It is more important now than ever before for us to organize, mobilize, and fight in solidarity against hate and any attempts to roll back the rights of LGBTQ people. No matter who sits in the Oval Office, HRC won’t back down an inch in the fight for full equality and the equal dignity of each and every American. Forward.”
And a little extra cash to help them do that is always welcome.