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'Ace of Cakes' Star Offers to Bake Wedding Cake for Lesbian Bride Rejected by Oregon Bakery

Over the weekend Steve posted about Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an Oregon bakery that refused to sell a cake to a lesbian after finding out it would be used for her wedding.

GoldmanNow, Baltimore-based pastry chef and "Ace of Cakes" star Duff Goldman is offering to bake a cake for the lesbian and transport it free of charge, the HuffPost reports:

The executive chef of the Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes told HuffPost Live, "I saw this story and I was like, “Wait -- I can do something, there’s injustice involving a cake!”

Noting that Charm City has been making same-sex wedding cakes for some time, Goldman added, "For a cake decorator to really feel like he really needed to take a stand…it just makes absolutely no sense. It’s petty, it’s small…this man has wrapped up his hatred in the cloak of religion.”

Watch FOX News' report on the bakery, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Bake the Cake and give the money to a homeless ministry, poor families or, a women's shelter, that would be a real Christian, not a moralistic grand stander! Wish the video would have shown the "Ace of cake" also / instead.

    Posted by: Tom in Long Beach | Feb 5, 2013 12:34:00 PM


  2. "....this amn has wrapped up his hatred in the cloak of religion...."

    Speak the word man !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 5, 2013 12:34:29 PM


  3. Ace of Class

    Posted by: ichabod | Feb 5, 2013 12:38:40 PM


  4. Proud to be a Baltimorean!

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 5, 2013 1:02:13 PM


  5. "...this man has wrapped up his hatred in the cloak of religion."

    I've never heard this sentiment stated more succinctly or more effectively. Bravo.

    Posted by: Howard | Feb 5, 2013 1:04:09 PM


  6. How is selling a cake to the general public a religious practice protected under the constitution? Maybe some of the legal types here on Towleroad can comment.

    Posted by: Howard | Feb 5, 2013 1:10:45 PM


  7. I'm with Tom in Long Beach. The guy should have bitten the bullet, made the cake and donated the profits if he didnt feel right accepting money from The Gays. He chose douchery and the easiest publicity stunt ever, in stead. Way to buy into the act Fake News.

    Posted by: Kaderade | Feb 5, 2013 1:23:18 PM


  8. This is awesome! Really cool of Duff to offer and their cake will now be a true show stopper!

    Posted by: Omar | Feb 5, 2013 1:26:33 PM


  9. Duff is making it hard for me to hate on him for being a hipster d-bag. I have to give him respect for stepping up like this and showing some real class.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Feb 5, 2013 1:26:51 PM


  10. "...Goldman is offering to bake a cake for the lesbian..." Can't we just have "a cake for the woman" or "the customer" or something? Isn't this sort of labeling simply more of what's wrong?

    Posted by: Cheryl | Feb 5, 2013 1:36:43 PM


  11. Duff ROCKS!! And he bakes some AWESOME cakes! I wonder if they'll turn this into a special episode of Ace of Cakes!!

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Feb 5, 2013 1:37:22 PM


  12. "...offering to bake a cake for the lesbian..."

    We've established that she is a lesbian. Can we now refer to her as a woman? Or by name, maybe?

    - A Gay

    Posted by: luminum | Feb 5, 2013 1:49:44 PM


  13. There is a Facebook page to boycott Sweet Cakes.

    "Boycott Sweet Cakes by Melissa"

    Posted by: HUH | Feb 5, 2013 2:01:02 PM


  14. From Yelp's Sweet Cakes by Melissa (where they are getting slaughtered)
    "I could not be more impressed! I emphasized that my cake better be EXTRA white, and boy was it! The replacement of the birthday candles with little flaming crosses shows a truly Christian decorator's touch that causes me to fondly remember the days of my youth, when we'd all gather behind the barn for a cross burning. Sweet cakes! Sweet memories!"

    Posted by: unruly | Feb 5, 2013 2:19:50 PM


  15. UNRULY - there were a lot more, but Yelp is deleting them (I understand why). One person called them "discrimicakes". LOL

    Posted by: HUH | Feb 5, 2013 2:24:13 PM


  16. It looks like this story is getting better with the owner of Sweet Cakes showing up to be even bigger bigots/racists
    https://www.examiner.com/article/sweet-cakes-by-melissa-posts-racist-rant-on-facebook

    Posted by: unruly | Feb 5, 2013 2:26:49 PM


  17. “Wait -- I can do something, there’s injustice involving a cake!”

    Okay, I love this guy even more now. Alright, Duff!

    Posted by: Robert | Feb 5, 2013 3:13:48 PM


  18. Duff knows how to grow a business!!

    I wish great success for EVERY organization that steps in to take care of gay couples who've been rejected by other vendors.

    Posted by: sparks | Feb 5, 2013 3:33:31 PM


  19. For Goldman to offer to bake the brides a cake free of charge is a wonderful way to show the "Sweet Cakes" owners that it's time to join the 21st century. Now the "Sweet cakes" company has a bad reputation, the gay couple will have their cake, and bakers everywhere (especially future bakers) will learn that tolerance pays off. Far better than suing. Confront a negative with a positive.

    Posted by: Mary | Feb 5, 2013 3:52:10 PM


  20. Why do Christians lie so much today, Roger Mahony of the Catholic Church lied about hiding pedophile priest. Some even lie about being a Christian. What is going on with these dishonest Christians? Why are they telling so many lies today? The Bible says do not lie, why are they violating the Bible?

    Posted by: Truth | Feb 5, 2013 4:34:19 PM


  21. "there’s injustice involving a cake!”. Too funny. If it were a line in a movie we would all be saying it for years!!

    Posted by: Bob | Feb 5, 2013 6:51:36 PM


  22. I reckon Baltimore has moved up several notches over the last few days, hasn't it?

    Posted by: SC David | Feb 5, 2013 9:56:25 PM


  23. "There's injustice involving a cake!" "Quickly Frosted Wonder, to the Cake Cave!" *danananananananana - Duffman!* :D

    Posted by: Tom B. | Feb 5, 2013 11:51:39 PM


  24. WWJB = What would Jesus bake? Not hate.

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 6, 2013 2:37:25 AM


  25. Serve cakes, not judgement!

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 6, 2013 4:31:21 PM


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