52 Year Old Top Tier Of Wedding Cake

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navywifetrat Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 11:35pm
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Today on the front page of our local paper there was an article about a couple who had been married for 52 years and they actually still had the top tier of their wedding cake. They got it out of the freezer and unwrapped it. The buttercream (once white) was now covered with bits of silver. She cut it and actually tasted it - she said it didn't taste like it was baked yesterday but it isn't bad and asked her husband if he wanted a taste, he said yes he would take a bite. He ate that and asked for more.

There is no way that I would even think about taking a bite out of that cake! What about you?

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kjt Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 11:42pm
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Okay...no. And what do you think caused the silver?!?

bizatchgirl Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 11:43pm
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Blech! It's a very sweet story but no, I wouldnt' eat that cake!

indydebi Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by kjt

Okay...no. And what do you think caused the silver?!?



Was it wrapped directly with alum foil?

Deana Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:04am
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we must be in the same area... front and center of my paper...

it was wrapped in a gazillion layers - but the closest one to the cake was aluminum foil, which had disintegrated. Kind of a neat story.

Susie53 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:11am
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No way would I take I bite of it... but I bet my husband would! icon_lol.gif

-Tubbs Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:16am
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Originally Posted by Susie53

No way would I take I bite of it...



I would! I think that's adorable.

navywifetrat Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:21am
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Originally Posted by Deana

we must be in the same area... front and center of my paper...

it was wrapped in a gazillion layers - but the closest one to the cake was aluminum foil, which had disintegrated. Kind of a neat story.




Yes we are in the same area - it was a neat story - the last sentence of the story was "The color and texture had changed, but the taste was still sweet, like a long and enduring marriage."

Still wouldn't have taken a bite - just want to gag thinking about it!

ClassyMommy Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:28am
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YUCK!!! I wonder what prompted them to keep it for that many years? I mean...how wierd is that?

indydebi Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 12:38am
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Hmmmmmm .... didn't Seinfeld do an episode about Elaine eating cake that was decades old?

Susie53 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 1:45am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Hmmmmmm .... didn't Seinfeld do an episode about Elaine eating cake that was decades old?




Yes, I thought the same thing!

PinkZiab Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 1:54am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Hmmmmmm .... didn't Seinfeld do an episode about Elaine eating cake that was decades old?




Yes it was inspired by the real life auction of the belongings of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. One of the auctioned items was a slice of their actual wedding cake (61 years old at the time of auction). In the episode Elaine purchased it on behalf of J. Peterman, ate it, and tried to replace it with Entenmann's! lol

Melvira Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 1:55am
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Ew, ew, ew!! Naaaasty! Absolutely sweet that they've been married that long, but BLECH!!! Who eats fifty+ year old cake??? icon_cry.gif

antonia74 Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 1:59am
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I think that's SO romantic.....but then you have to consider, how many power-outages and defrostings would a freezer get in 52 years?? Bleh! icon_razz.gif

It reminds me of an adorable bride/groom I had a few years back who brought me a slice of her parents' actual wedding cake. It was 35 years old! They wanted it actually placed inside their wedding cake to symbolize their marriage being built upon the strength of her parents' marriage. Here's the pic and what I did....

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=77043

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Melvira Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 2:18am
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Atonia... that is so freakin' awesome!! And the cake is gorgeous too!!!

dxerebl Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 2:18am
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man..... I'm in VB too and had to pull out the paper to read this one for myself....I'll second the opinion (or third or fourth..) sweet story but YUCK icon_sad.gif

summernoelle Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 2:23am
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Gross and sweet at the same time. icon_biggrin.gif Hope they didn't get sick.

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