Obama's Inaugural Food: Duff Goldman's Cakes had Stillwater Ties

Did you know the products Goldman and his Charm City crew used to bake and decorate President Barack Obama's Inauguration cakes have Stillwater ties?

If you’re a foodie, you have probably heard that Chef Duff Goldman was tapped to bake cakes for President Barack Obama’s inauguration events this week in Washington D.C.

But did you know the products Goldman and his Charm City crew used to bake and decorate those cakes have Stillwater ties?

Chef Goldman, known as the “bad-boy-of-baking” and star of Food Network show Ace of Cakes, paired with Gartner Studios to create a line of culinary products called Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios.

The line of baking and decorating products is designed to let everyday bakers “unleash their inner artist” and “easily create masterpiece cakes” at home.

Goldman and his Charm City crew used those products to create a giant, six-tiered, four feet tall, 50-pound cake for the Commander-in-Chief Ball on Jan. 21. They also baked five other cakes for inauguration events, including a 4-foot replica of the White House.

Here’s how a news release from Gartner Studios describes the cake:

Covered in fondant (an icing-like substances used to decorate or sculpt pastries), the tiered confection included layers of red velvet, lemon poppy seed, pineapple coconut, and pumpkin chocolate-chip cake, with Swiss butter cream in between. The decorations included sparkling silver stars, hand-painted red-white-and-blue fondant bunting and plenty of stars and stripes.

Duff fondant was also used to replicate the presidential seal, as well as the seals of the four military branches honored at the Commander in Chief’s Ball.

Goldman and his team focused closely on the details, such as making sure the eagle in the presidential seal faces the correct direction, and that the bird holds exactly six arrows in its talons. Goldman was also careful to spell-check the Latin motto on the seal correctly: E pluribus unum.

HHF34 January 24, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Am I the only one looking at the cake thinking - that looks crooked??? (Look close between the middle section and top/bottom sections)...
Shawn Hogendorf January 24, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Good eye. Tough to tell if it's the cake or the photo...


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