Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The World's Oldest Cake
Believe it or not, the world's oldest wedding cake, dating back 113 years, is still intact.
Though sugars have seeped into the icing, turning it brown, and it has a crack due to a bomb blast in World War II, the cake, baked in 1898 -- when Queen Victoria was ruling Britian -- 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, Hants.
Curator Sue Tapliss said: "It has been stored in unfavourable environmental conditions, leading to the cake heating and causing the sugars to seep through to the icing, giving it a darker colour.
"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."