It has sold papal-visit cakes, Hillary Clinton campaign cookies, even Deflategate cakes.
Now Traub’s Bakery in Prospect Park is crowning its minicakes with frosting replicas of Donald Trump’s famous Make America Great Again hats, just in time for Inauguration Day.
Though Traub’s Bakery has curated inspiration from all kinds of trending topics, this particular edible memento “is getting blown out of proportion” in a hotly contested borough, region, and state, owner David Bolner said in a Billy Penn report by Cassie Owens.
“It’s in no way a political statement,” Traub’s Bakery decorator Deneen Ciancaglini said, adding later that “if Hillary had won, we’d have done a cake for Hillary.”
It’s just that Trump’s Make America Great Again slogan and hats have taken on a life of their own — a life that has surprised even Trump himself.
Trump’s inspiration hit the day after Mitt Romney lost the election in 2012, and those now-famous four words were submitted as a trademark just five days later, according to a feature in The Washington Post by Karen Tumulty.
“I didn’t know it was going to catch on like it did. It’s been amazing,” Trump said. “The hat, I guess, is the biggest symbol, wouldn’t you say?”