Charm City Cakes of Baltimore owner, Duff Goldman, will be the official cake maker for the Commander-in-Chief at his Inaugural Ball on Monday, January 21, 2013.
The bakery made the official announcement early Friday. Duff has been commissioned to make the cake. The ball’s theme is honoring active duty and reserve service members, wounded warriors, and Medal Of Honor recipients, according to the Baltimore Sun.
“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 assembled Sunday, and delivered Monday afternoon. It will consist of six tiers, each one honoring a branch of the military. There will be a replica of the presidential seal, hand-painted bunting, and stars and stripes. The flavors will include red velvet, lemon poppy seed, pineapple coconut, and pumpkin chocolate chip with layers of Swiss butter cream.
Mary Alice Yeskey, office manager for the bakery, exclaimed, “We’re beyond the moon honored about this.”
Chef Duff Goldman founded Charm City Cakes in 2002. He’s since assembled a team of exceptionally talented culinary cake-making artisans who produce exquisite cakes. Every cake created is custom made and is considered an original piece of edible art.
Charm City Cakes, Duff, and his culinary crew, were featured on Ace of Cakes, a reality television show which aired on the Food Network. The show focused on the daily operations of Duff Goldman’s custom cake shop.
The event will be held at the Washington Convention Center, in Washington DC. A week of festivities will include the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony, Inaugural Address, Inaugural Parade and numerous inaugural balls and galas honoring the elected President of the United States. The official theme for the 2013 inauguration is “Faith in America’s Future,” commemorating the United States’ perseverance and unity, marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome in 1863.