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Watch Art Smith Present President Barack Obama with His Birthday Cake

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Art Smith, Executive Chef of Southern Art and Bourbon Bar and recent contestant on Top Chef Masters, was given the honor of baking President Barack Obama's birthday cake this year. Smith baked the "upside down pineapple cake wedding cake" (the same type he made in Top Chef Masters) in his personal kitchen in Chicago yesterday morning, then presented the cake to Obama at a special party in the afternoon. Smith was relieved that the cake didn't fall, like it did on Top Chef Masters, this time around. "No CakeGate!" he said.

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