And Eat It, Too


Washington and Lee’s 2012 Republican Mock Convention had a successful Spring Kickoff last weekend, with performances and presentations from the Capitol Steps, Mary Matalin and Karl Rove. And we already blogged about the Presidential Issues Panel.

But one of the biggest hits of the weekend had to be the Colonnade Cake. It was created by Charm City Cakes of Baltimore, Chef Duff Goldman’s custom bakery that is the focus of the Food Network’s program “Ace of Cakes.”

Given the construction currently underway on Payne Hall, Duff’s cake provided one of the clearest views of the Colonnade that we’ve seen in a while. And given the conversations of the weekend, when none of the speakers was willing to speculate about a clear front runner for the Republican nomination, the decision to include figurines of potential candidates Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, Mitch Daniels, Mitt Romney and Donald Trump was as good a guess as any.

And reports are that it tasted pretty good, too.



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