Brooklyn bar and bakery team up with bipartisan activists to create, deliver ‘impeachment cakes’Posted: Updated:
A Crown Heights bar and bakery is teaming up with a bipartisan group of activists to send a message to Republican Congress members through an unusual manner - baked goods
Butter and Scotch frosted 53 cakes and delivered them around the U.S. Capitol.
The cakes were delivered to the U.S. Senate Wednesday. They all had various phrases, but the same message urging GOP senators to let John Bolton testify.
"We've been very outspoken about our politics for years now. and our thing is sort of writing on cakes, like writing funny sayings and sometimes crude things on cakes," says Keavy Landreth.
During the impeachment trial in D.C., Democrats have been pressing for Bolton, the former national security adviser, to be called as a witness. However, they would need the support of at least four Republican senators, and only a few have shown interest.
An activist named Colin Bishopp asked Butter and Scotch to get involved because the staff has never shied from their progressive political views.
Bishopp raised more than $7,000 for what he calls impeachment cakes. General manager Stephanie Gallardo headed down to D.C. with a suitcase full of 50 pounds of frosting and sprinkles. The cakes were ordered from a local bakery near the Capitol then frosted with the messages.
Gallardo says she's unsure of the final number, but it seems that only about two of the 53 senators accepted the cakes while most turned it away.
No food was wasted. All the cakes were taken home by volunteers or distributed to local shelters. They say they are currently combing through hundreds of emails from people requesting the cakes or hoping to help in any way.