50 Cakes of FOIA, one year later

Checking in on our efforts to create the most comprehensive archive of presidential pastry ever assembled

Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Michael Morisy

Last year, to celebrate FOIA’s 50th birthday, we began collecting photos of Commanders-in-chief with cakes, with the goal of creating the most comprehensive archive of presidential pastry ever assembled. Today, we’re checking in to see if our efforts to free chief executive confections bore frosted fruit.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Additional Cake Photos Released: Yes!

Happiest Photo:

Richard Nixon Presidential Library

Additional Cake Photos Released: Yes!

Happiest Photo:

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Additional Cake Photos Released: Yes!

Happiest Photo:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Additional Cake Photos Released: Photos already posted online!

Happiest Photo:

George H.W, Bush Presidential Library

Additional Cake Photos Released: Yes!

Happiest Photo(s):

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Additional Cake Photos Released: No …

When will there be cake? August 11, 2017.

George W. Bush Presidential Library

Additional Cake Photos Released: No …

When will there be cake? Early 2026, give or take?

That’s a bummer, so here’s a bonus photo of Reagan looking perplexed by a man dressed a horse:

Thanks to the amazing staff of the presidential libraries for your help with this project, and be sure in check back in in eight years!


Image via Wikimedia Commons