If you’ve always wanted to have a weird and unusual connection to Princess Diana, your opportunity is just around the corner.
On August 11, Dominic Winter Auctioneers will sell a 40-year-old piece of cake baked to celebrate Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding in 1981.
The cake (seen below) has white marzipan icing (ew) and a Royal coat of arms made out of sugar. In the lot description, the British auction house notes that the decades-old dessert is “partly cracked” and has “slight damage to the shield of the crest” but otherwise appears to be well preserved.
It’s provenance goes like this… A woman who worked for the Queen named Moyra Smith was given the piece of cake as a gift. In lew of a ticket to the wedding, I suppose. Anyway, Moyra was no dummy. She didn’t eat the cake, but rather wrapped it up with a handwritten label signed and dated to “29/7/81”: “Handle with Care—Prince Charles & Princess Diane’s [sic] Wedding Cake.”
Moyra sold the slice in 2008 and it’s current owners are offering it up yet again.
Here’s the thing… estimates are just $300 – $400. That’s doable for almost anyone who wants to express their love for Diana in a most peculiar way. Finally! A good use for that stimmy money you’ve been holding onto!