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.
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.