Slice of Royal Wedding Cake Sold for £500
A slice of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s wedding cake was bought by an unnamed bidder at auction in Lewes this week. Made in 1947, the slice of cake made £500 and is still wrapped in its original parchment and box. According to the BBC, the cake is still edible due to the high alcohol content (high enough to last 68 years...).
The bidder is believed to be based in Los Angeles.
There was a similar story in the news last week when a couple from New York, married for 60 years, admitted to celebrating each anniversary by eating a small piece of their wedding cake. They maintain that all the cake needs is a drop of brandy to keep it moist. After they’ve taken their slice, the cake is then stored in a metal tin in the cupboard.
I love cake, but I'm not sure that I could be convinced to try cake that was that old -- would you?