It's 200 years since the British burned down the White House, and so naturally the British embassy thought it would be right to commemorate the occasion with a cake, and some sparklers added to it.
The British embassy in Washington has apologised after tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, "commemorating" the burning of the building 200 years ago.
Apparently some people (see: Americans) didn't see the funny side. Whadda ya think? Is it insensitive or are they just being delicate flowers?
Personally I think it's pretty funny and lighthearted.