World's oldest wedding cake


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The UK's Daily Mail reported this week that a museum in England is home to what's believed to be the world's oldest wedding cake, still intact after 113 years. The Willis Museum in Basingstoke, Hampshire, says the Victorian-style cake was baked in 1898 and even survived a World War II bomb blast (though it left a crack on its side). It was first displayed in a bakery window and later placed in storage, before being donated to the museum. Amazingly, a syringe test revealed that the cake inside is still moist. One guess as to the type of cake used—yep! Fruitcake! Those things are truly indestructible. —Heather Lee,

See pictures of (edible!) wedding cakes in our Wedding Cakes Gallery.

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