Here is a picture of the birthday cake made by the White House pastry chefs to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI's 81st birthday in April of 2008 (picture removed).
And here is a picture of the cake made for Barack Obama's 48th birthday, yesterday (remember that number, 48, by the way) (picture removed).
The "44" apparently refers to the fact that Obama is our 44th president, though it's strange to put that on a birthday cake.
I look at these two pictures, and in the first I see a lovely, simple, elegant desert made to honor the Holy Father.
In the second I see the revenge of a cooking staff who have been tossed aside for burger joint photo ops one time too many...