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Portraits happen to be very time-consuming and detailed and we price accordingly,” she said.While some on social media believe the Trump cake has a sad expression, Ms Alt said that was not meant to be the case.”It was not intentional at all,” she said.”I think he has a naturally very serious-looking face. The creator of a Donald Trump cake, which is at the presidential candidate’s election party and has gone viral on social media, says she is shocked at the attention her work has received.The Trump bust has spurned memes and plenty of comments online after it was photographed being wheeled into the New York Hilton Midtown. External Link:

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The cakes took about 50 hours to make, after Ms Alt viewed photographs of the candidates from different angles and calculated the dimensions of their facial features.”Cakes can range anywhere from $1,500 and upwards. (Supplied: Melissa Alt)

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Melissa Alt and her team spent about 50 hours creating Trump and Clinton cakes. It’s been so fun and so exciting,” New Jersey-based cake maker Melissa Alt told ABC News.”Someone ordered a Hillary Clinton cake for a private event so I decided to make Donald Trump one as well. I was going for a serious look.”People are photographing it looking downwards, and that made looks sadder.”The version she created of Mrs Clinton appears slightly happier, with the Democrat posing with a wry smile.Ms Alt said she was staying “neutral” on who her preferred president was, but hoped Mr Trump himself would get to see her work on election night.”Hopefully he’ll cut the cake,” she said. The faces are made of chocolate, while fondant icing was used on the bodies. (Supplied)
“I was not expecting it at all. I thought it was a good opportunity.”Ms Alt said she knew someone involved in the Trump campaign through her manager, which enabled her to get the cake into the results party.She said the hand-sculpted pieces were worth about $US7,500.
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US election: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton cakes go viral on social media
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November 09, 2016 16:36:31

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The Donald Trump cake has been wheeled into the Republican’s election party.