WASHINGTON (AP) — Baltimore celebrity baker Duff Goldman says the cake he's baking for President Barack Obama's inaugural ball is going to be more elegant than crazy, full of stars and stripes and a whole lot of glitter.
Goldman says the staff at his Charm City Cakes bakery, which had its extreme cakes featured in the Food Network show "Ace of Cakes," began Friday to decorate the details to put on the cake. They'll start baking the cake itself on Sunday, the day before the inauguration and the Commander in Chief's Ball where the cake will be served.
The finished product will stand 3 to 4 feet tall, drip with patriotic fondant bunting and sparkle with clusters of stars shooting out like fireworks.
"Glitter is going to be all over the place," Goldman said in a telephone interview.
On Saturday, four bakers were in the process of replicating in fondant and royal icing the presidential seal and the seals of the four military branches honored at the Commander in Chief's Ball. Goldman said they are focused on the details, such as making sure the eagle in the presidential seal faces the correct way and that the bird holds exactly six arrows in its talons. They also want to make sure they spell the Latin motto on the seal correctly: E pluribus unum.