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Food

Obama's Inauguration Cake Crafted by Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes West

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Duff Goldman, the Baltimore baker who became famous for the Food Network show "Ace of Cakes," recently expanded his empire to open up a West Coast outpost called Charm City Cakes West and a DIY cake decorating shop called Cake Mix. And now he's received the ultimate honor: crafting a cake for one of the inauguration celebrations. Goldman and his team of cake artists will be whipping up sweets for tonight's Commander-in-Chief Ball, which honors military service members.

Sasha and Malia are apparently huge fans of the show, and they'll be getting a big treat today. Goldman is making a six-tiered confection that will be adorned with the presidential seal as well as emblems of each U.S. military branch, hand-painted with red-white-and-blue fondant bunting and plenty of stars and stripes. And it'll feature some of Charm City West's famous cake mix flavors, including red velvet, lemon poppy seed, pineapple coconut, and pumpkin chocolate chip, all layered with Swiss butter cream in between.

"The cake design is just the right balance of respect and celebration and we couldn't be more excited to honor our President and our countries’ men and women in uniform,” said Goldman.

Of course, if you aren't able to afford a giant cake by the Ace, you can always stop by Magnolia Bakery for one of their patriotic treats (below), which run $3.25.