“Ace of Cakes” Makes Lincoln Bicentennial Cake to Resemble the Cottage

Reprinted from the Spring 2009 edition of the Lincoln Forum Bulletin, with permission from the Lincoln Forum.  

Darla and David Moe, two long-time and devoted members of the Lincoln Forum, generously donated a birthday cake for our members to enjoy at our November symposium.

Darla and David Moe with Frank Williams, Chairman of the Lincoln Forum

Darla and David Moe with Frank Williams, Chairman of the Lincoln Forum

The cake, designed personally by Darla Moe, was a 3D replica of President Lincoln’s Summer Home featuring gumpaste figures of Lincoln, his family, the family dog, and newly elected President Barack Obama. The display included a banner with both a current flag and one with 33 stars and 13 stripes. On the lawn, in front of the house, a gumpaste table was created with a top hat birthday cake inscribed with “Happy 200th Birthday President Lincoln”.

The Moes commissioned the nationally acclaimed Chef Duff Goldman and his team of extraordinary bakers and decorators at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Maryland to bake and decorate this cake. Chef Goldman and his creations are featured on the Food Network program, “Ace of Cakes”. The flavor of the cake was of course, Lincoln’s favorite – vanilla almond.

Leave a comment

Filed under History, Newsroom

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s