Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Own a piece of Princess Diana’s wedding cake!

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!