'Ace of Cakes' Star Offers to Bake Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple Denied by Bakery
Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network show "Ace of Cakes," has offered to make a lesbian couple their dream wedding cake free of charge after an Oregon bakery denied their order.
"I said, 'Hey I can fix this problem. Somebody was a jerk to them and I can bake them a cake. That's what I can do,'" Goldman told ABCNews.com.
The brides-to-be went to Sweet Cakes, a Gresham, Ore., bakery Jan. 17 to order their wedding cake, but were told the bakery didn't serve same-sex marriages.
Aaron Klein, who owns Sweet Cakes with his wife, Melissa, told ABC News affiliate KATU-TV he was living in accordance with his religious beliefs when he refused to make the couple a wedding cake.
"I honestly did not mean to hurt anybody, didn't mean to make anybody upset, [it's] just something I believe in very strongly," he said.
One of the women filed a complaint Jan. 28 with the Oregon Department of Justice, which is looking into the allegation.
Goldman, 38, hasn't heard yet whether the brides-to-be will take him up on his offer, but if they do, the Baltimore baker promises to personally deliver it to them in Oregon.
"I want to give them a big hug and say congratulations," he said. "It involves cake, it involves love, marriage, all things I'm a big fan of."