Mmm fruit cake, the booziest and most delicious of all holiday delicacies… said no one ever. Well, said no one ever except the person who just purchased one of the most expensive slices of the stuff on the planet.
In a move that would make vintage cake collector J. Peterman proud, some Joe Schmo just purchased a piece of Princess Diana‘s original wedding cake. Yup, in case you’re keeping count, that’s a 34-year-old piece of cake. And the purchaser only paid a cool $1,375 for the slice of royal history.
Before your jaws completely hit the floor, that was actually considered a steal. The auctioneers initially estimated the thing was worth $4,000. Technically, that’s like getting a 66.4 per cent discount. That’s nearly a two per cent knock off the price for every year the old cake has been sitting there unconsumed.
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too?
Really, who says that? According to experts, the cake is actually still edible thanks to the high amount of booze that went into the original recipe. We can’t vouch for the freshness of that cream cheese frosting, though.
In reality, the person who purchased the cake probably intends to display it in some weird fashion. The outside sounds pretty enough, we suppose, given the fact that it comes in its original white-and-silver presentation box, complete with a wedding date stamp: 29 July, 1981. Oh, and did we mention there’s a card saying “With best wishes from / Their Royal Highnesses / The Prince & Princess of Wales?”
If you ask us, it’s weird that a piece of wedding cake actually outlasted the bride. Even weirder that someone might actually buy it to eat it, given how many extra fruit cakes seem to be left behind each and every holiday season.
But hey, to each their own. Sometimes you just need a really old piece of cake, #amiright?