Friday, April 17, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake! 138 Year Old Wedding Cake, That Is...


Once upon a time in the late 90s on a little show called Seinfeld, in a moment of sugar low desperation Elaine Benes ate a $29,000 piece of cake from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's wedding and much hilarity ensued. And in the case of life imitating art, apparently you can bid for your own taste of a royal wedding...

Yes, those crazy Brits are auctioning a piece of cake from the wedding of Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise, to the Marquis of Lorne, a wedding that took place in 1871 and caused quite a scandal at the time because the Princess was marrying a (shudder) commoner. I'm not really sure how this one-inch sliver of cake survived more than a century--it's been through the Blitz!--though, if it's true that the original cake "took three months to create" I suppose it wasn't all that fresh to begin with...

4 comments:

Mike said...

there is absolutely no better way to start off a Friday morning, at work, but with a Seinfeld skit... :) too awesome!!!

I wonder who feels the need to hold onto these pieces of cake, to sell them later...

Bear Silber said...

@Mike...agreed :)

I love Seinfeld....and that episode is hilarious (well they ALL are).

"I had to take a sick day I'm so sick of these people" :) ....and then they get her a cake for being sick...damn these genius writers!

Anonymous said...

I love this episode. I worked in a place where bad donuts were offered instead of cake. It was an office etiquette nightmare and I sympathize with Elaine.

MamaBrownie

Brownie said...

@mike: glad that I could help you start your Friday right. :) This is one of my favorite episodes. "Get well, get well soon, we wish you to get well!"