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Trumps host birthday bash for Ann Romney (with celebrity cake)

 

 

PITTSBURGH, PA -- High above Fifth Avenue this afternoon, some 400 guests will dine on birthday cake prepared by a celebrity chef and toast the 63rd birthday of Ann Romney at a fundraising event hosted by Donald and Melania Trump.

The party is expected to raise more than $600,000 for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

The fundraiser/birthday party will be hosted by Melania Trump, and tickets for the event ranged in price from $1,000 to $2,500. When the 200 person capacity for the Trumps' private home on the 66th floor of Trump Tower was reached within 48 hours of tickets going on sale, the event was broken into two separate shifts to accommodate a total of more than 400 guests across a three-hour event, according to Trump spokesman Michael Cohen.

On the menu at the event, according to Cohen: a special birthday cake prepared by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro, of the TV show "Cake Boss."

The presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not attend the Trump fundraiser today, and will instead campaign in Pennsylvania and attend a separate fundraiser in Harrisburg, PA this afternoon.

Both fundraising events are closed to the press.