Most wedding cakes barely survive the big day, with maybe just one slice being popped in a box to be preserved for posterity. This one, however, is still intact after 113 years, making it what is thought to be the world’s oldest complete wedding cake.
The ornately decorated confection was made in 1898, during Queen Victoria’s reign, and is still in one piece despite a large crack in the icing caused by a Second World War bomb blast. Once white, it has browned with age. But despite this, the rich fruit cake inside is said to be still moist.
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