World’s oldest wedding cake turns 113

February 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 14 (IANS) A wedding cake, baked in 1898 when Queen Victoria was ruling from the British throne, is still moist, making it the world’s oldest at 113 years.Though the icing has turned brown and the cake cracked due to a bomb blast during World War II, tests have shown the cake is still moist, The Sun reported.

The four-tier cake was displayed at a bakery until it closed in 1964, then kept in an attic before being given to the Willis Museum in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Museum curator Sue Tapliss said: “The baker’s unmarried daughter donated it towards the end of her life, fearing someone would find it and think she had been jilted at the altar.”

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